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Happy Birthday, Aq

Today (well technically the 30th) Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge enters yet another decrepit year on his prolonged marathon of bothering us all. Not long now and he will be fully fossilized. I am not sure what an angry ginger fossil looks like, but I am pretty sure it is hilarious. I first met Aq in 1999 […]

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Lessons Learned Losing Weight

Later this year Erica and I are having our five year anniversary. I can’t quite believe that five years have passed since we said I do, and we couldn’t be happier. Consequently, we are going to renew our vows and have a bit of a gathering. The gathering is in late September and as such […]

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Fortunate

My parents came out to visit this week and I took a week off work to spend with them. We had not seen them for 18 months in person (pregnancy and babies make travel to England rather challenging), but we Skype video-chat pretty regularly. It was the first time they were meeting Jack and they […]

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Life Changing Mistakes

I have a theory (I know, I am full of them). Like most of you, as I have gotten older I have also tried to improve as a person. I am not just talking about being better at what I do with my career and hobbies, but I want to be a genuinely good person […]

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On Vacation

Just a quick note: I will be on vacation this week in Australia. I will be checking in with work and email, but this will be more limited throughout the week. Look forward to seeing everyone in a week! Lots of exciting things to focus on when I get back.

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New Parenting For Geeks

A few weeks ago I became a father for the first time, welcoming our cute little boy, Jack, into the world. This is Jack: ‘sup ladies One of the things I have learned ever since Erica got pregnant is that there are many different perspectives on how to raise a child. Some people get pretty […]

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Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving in America; a day we spend with our families giving thanks for the people and lives we have. Although an English ex-pat, I absolutely love thanksgiving and always get into the spirit of the day. This year is a very special thanksgiving. Just over a week ago on the 14th November at […]

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My First Father’s Day

I am delighted to share with you folks that my wife Erica and I are expecting our first child. Erica is coming up to 20 weeks and we will be due in November. We don’t know the gender of the baby, but we will find out in the next few weeks. Naturally we are both […]

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