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Sunday Column (502)

This is my holiday post. So a bit more personal, less topical. I am sure I wrote it the other day – apologies but I have a few articles sitting at the ready, so I donโ€™t remember where the wording is – that I am not much of a holiday person. I find it difficult to switch off, so this time I tried to force myself to switch off, which of course doesnโ€™t work either. Having said all that I had a relaxing time, and the amount of sleep I got was amazing. Plus, thanks for the feedback regarding my topical posts, I am glad you are enjoying them. Having finished my contract work and got my first few days at the new job, having a two week break should be easy. And actually, it was. I was yet thinking a lot about the job, but I refrained from checking emails etc., as I am too fresh into the job as someone really needs to rely on me. Hence, this was probably my only chance for a while for a โ€œwork detoxโ€. And I am keen to get busy for one job only too. On the other hand, I cannot

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Update in pictures

I thought I relax your eyes from reading about my life with some lovely pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, let me explain all of them a bit: 1) That is the first dead mouse our lovely kittens brought home. 2) You remember we are renovating. We managed to paint half the stairs today, so fingers crossed we finish them tomorrow. 3) Our strawberries and real Scottish Thistle. 4) I was writing about my veggies a couple times before, they are growing like mad now. 5) Back last summer we planted wine. It is coming along fine now. Along with the dill next to it and I can spot a ginger tail ๐Ÿ™‚ 6) and 7) is a view over our “end of garden fence” to show you what it looks like. Allotments in Beckenham. 8) My wife Jenny…..in front of our wee house and with a wee man inside her ๐Ÿ˜‰ 9) This is our dining room. We finally turned it 90 degrees and removed the old dirty Ikea carpet we got for our old flat.

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Busy Week – on the road again….

….I was away for 2 days again in York. Whilst I write so often that I do not like travelling, it is good to get out of your daily routine. But, there is nothing like coming home. Your home, your wife, your kittens….I love home. My wife put on more pictures of the kittens. So it is nice to know that there is someone at home, waiting for someone. I supposed I get quite settled, don’t I? On Thursday I am at a conference in Barcelona speaking about “measuring the impact of design“. It is nothing else than a trip to York, 2 hours flight from London, only difference that you won’t get wifi on the plane yet. So it is a rather busy week but I try to give you another update on what is happening later on this week. Volker

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