That was the year that was 2011 – a summary

It is currently 29/04/2012. I migrated my blog to wordpress a couple of weeks ago and in doing so had to migrate all of my posts. It got me flicking through a few to check the integrity of them. Whilst doing that yesterday I noticed that my original summary had been over-written by the subsequent blog post. I cannot recall this happening and can only put it down to a coding defect in my original blog (proves the benefit of

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Christmas comes, and goes, but once a year.

So, after waiting for what felt like weeks (and was actually weeks) for the Friday 23 December to arrive (signalling the end of work for the Christmas break) Christmas has gone by in the blink of an eye. Now, we still have until January 3rd off work, but time off always goes quicker than time at work (except when there is a deadline looming!). I know there are plenty of reasons people have given for this cruel trick of nature,

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Time to bring in a Highway Code for commuting?

I have been commuting for many years and there are many stereotypical grumbles which bother me day to day. On the flip side, I also have a very methodical and structure way to life – if I agree with a set of rules or a certain structure, I won’t lie, I tend to conform quite easily. What I do if I don’t agree really varies on a case-by-case basis but that isn’t something I shall delve in to. So, back

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To snow or not to snow?

It keeps trying to snow today, in fact it did snow for a while earlier. It has also been sunny and it has also poured it down with rain. Most changeable. Of course, it is now dark – something which surprised me a bit more than it should when I turned round just now (it was light the last time I looked)! One thing it has consistently been throughout the day though is cold. I shall not complain too much

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A major downside of being tall

So, I am quite tall – 6ft when I leap (or often crawl) out of bed in the mornings. I was working in one of our (my companies’) stores today – we have to do a couple of days every Christmas, peak trade and all. Anyway, I was in the Audio & TV department and I had a really good day selling laptops, iPads, iPods, Kindles, etc. I left just after 5 feeling really quite buzzing and went to get

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Tea, glorious tea

Anyone who knows me will know I am a tea lover. But I am quite fussy about what tea I drink – it typically must have milk and, as such, is usually black tea. I have a number of friends who are tea ‘connoisseurs’, but I have never been one for having a range of fancy teas. For the most part, I like to drink a decent ‘Red Label’ tea which is the standard tea one can buy from any

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Do people need protecting from social media?

The other night, the BBC aired an ‘interview’ with Mark Zuckerburg about Facebook and how it came to be. Many of us will have seen the cinematic portrayal of the tale, The Social Network, some of which will be based in fact and the rest in, if not fiction, then on a very twisted truth. I certainly don’t want to debate that here in this post, rather it was some of the content of the documentary which got me thinking

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¿Donde está mi nave?

For the observant / film buffs amongst you, you will recognise that as a line from the infamous Toy Story 3. Poor Buzz has been switched to Spanish Mode and for a few precious minutes, some of my most favourite moments in film history take place. His questioning about the whereabouts of his spaceship, followed by his exclaim “¡El Vaquero!” when Jessie is over-joyed to see Woody just make me chuckle and want to jump on board a plane to

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Some websites which deserve attention!

Today I took part in an interview to find out my digital persona as part of a Digital Strategy Roadmap project for my the company my friend works for. The purpose was to, ultimately, create a set of general digital personas (explained here on Wikipedia) which will support their online approach in the future. Anyway, aside from the fact that I got to chat about all my favourite techie things for 45 mins, I also got a few interesting pointers

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Oh, to be able to do everything…

One aspect of my personality I can never avoid is the fact I become quite ‘addicted’ to things. I don’t mean that in a very bad alcohol / drug sense, rather that when I get in to something, I tend to get a bit hooked on it. Most recently, it’s work: I start getting in to things and despite the stress I sometimes feel, there is a part of me which still wants to keep going when I get home

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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