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  • Almost There (Ordinary Decent Office)

    I haven’t been feeling well and have run out of time this evening so this will be a quick update with a more in depth post later. My thumb survived at least. Almost There The office project is nearing completion. It has been over a year since I demolished those terrible bookcases in anger, and […]

  • Between a Saw and a Hard Place (Ordinary Decent Office)

    Not somewhere you’d like to be, as I found out to my detriment, and testament to taking your time and doing a job right the first time. You won’t be overly surprised to hear there’s more DIY in this post. The work on the office continues in earnest. I left off the last episode with […]

  • Ordinary Decent Shelving

    The office saga continues… I spent much too long poking around in the ceiling this week. Enough time to warrant buying an endoscope to see what the hell was going on. Picking up from where we left off last week, I was working on the network aspect of the office project. WiFi is fine, but […]

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  • Bank Holiday Fever

    We recently had a spate of bank holidays, but thankfully the situation is now under control and the working week has been restored. Am I bitter about bank holidays? A little. Having moved from Northern Ireland to England, we lost out on a holiday. The double bank holiday for the platinum jubilee made up for […]

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  • Cakes

    The title says it all. We’ve been baking! It has been a busy week with not one, but three cakes made. A Sicilian cassata, a pathology-themed teratoma cake, and an experimental mirror glazed Victoria sponge. I have been enjoying getting back into baking now that I have more time in the evenings and that has […]

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  • NAS (Nice And Storage-y?)

    My exam is over and done, and now the real faffing can begin. Bring on games, baking and DIY! The title says it all. I have spent quite a lot of time playing with my new toy, a network attached storage (NAS) device from Synology, the DS220+. NAS, as the name suggests, allow you to […]

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  • Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    It compels me. Not the pursuit of the Elden shards, but the game itself… It is time for Elden Ring. I’m only three months late, but this game taken the world by storm and there’s no shortage of coverage this long after launch. It’s an incredibly expansive and compelling adventure of your own making. Want […]

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