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Just, you know, for keeping track... (as of 2020)

I've got three grandchildren:

Eliza - 9 years old
Esmé - 7 years old
Rupert - 5 years old

And four great-nieces:

Jessica - 12 years old
Annabel - 9 years old
Elena - 6 years old
Madison - 2 years old

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My rules regarding on :

I have never, and will never post photos of any children on any form of social media, with one obvious exception!

See my avatar? That's me when I was much younger, and had slightly more hair.

That image, of _me_, is the only exception to my rules!

So when I talk about my grandchildren and great-nieces you're just going to have to use your imagination since no pictures, of them, will be forthcoming!:*

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Very honored to be interviewed on the "Silver Fox Entrepreneurs Podcast" this week, taking about the startup scene in East Africa, and what it's like to be an entrepreneur later in life. Give it a listen & share with anyone that you think might benefit!

It's a wrap...

All presents are now ready for delivery by Santa (;*

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My best wishes to all my UK pals I have no idea how your government works but I hope you finally overthrow that pesky monarchy this year!

Garden opened to remember explosion victim

The husband and son of Janet Jasper attend a ceremony to mark two years since the blast.

BBC News - Birstall garden opened to remember explosion victim

Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Tributes are paid to the "larger-than-life" TV broadcaster, scientist and conservationist.

BBC News - Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Good News: Started wrapping Christmas presents.

Bad News: Run out of sticky-tape.

Good News: I can pick some up later from the shop.

Bad News: That means more present wrapping.

Neutral News: won't be coming tomorrow, after all.

Good News: Most of the presents have now been wrapped.

Bad News: Still more to wrap tomorrow.

Good News: Once they've been wrapped, Christmas is covered for the year again!;*

Lovely lie-in this morning...

will be visiting early tomorrow, so made the most of not having to get up until later _this_ morning.

Other than that, nothing else exciting to report (:*

The polar bear is enjoying the cooler weather, currently swimming laps in the pool (;*

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site: please disable your adblocker

me: *blocking the anti-blocker overlay* no

Forgot to mention that I took up to see the great-nieces this afternoon and managed to catch them all just back from school, before they had dinner. They were as excited to see her as she was to see them (:*

With one minor exception, Madison still isn't keen.

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Hi Fediverse 👋

the refurbished version of keeps evolving ... and I keep on immersing myself into it without posting updates on the progress 😅

I guess it's best to have a look for yourself 🙂

This preview gets updated regularly 🙃 Just like the main "todo list" here:


Lady has left in the care of her family, who were really pleased to see her.

Rupert wanted me to go with them back to their house, but since son doesn't need me this week there's not much point to me going over.

It was Eliza's turn to be carried out to the car, since last time they were here I carried Esmé. It'll be Rupert's turn next time.

Looking forward to the day when it's their turn to carry me (;*

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Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:

Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...

Please don't.

Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It

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how do i get a friend with great takes on transness/racialization/misogyny/etc from fb to the fediverse

where'd be a good starter instance for them? that's the thing that's kinda holding them back mostly (besides having like, no time)

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Don't completely delete your Google account!

Erase as much data as possible but keep the account and just don't use it.

Set up 1 newsletter subscription to that email address and every once in a while log in and delete or archive them or something.

If you ever find something in Google Search about yourself that you want removed, they require you to have an account and anecdotal evidence suggests that they give priority to older and/or active accounts.

Surprise visit from She and son woke us this morning. Just got back from a long-ish walk with her.

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies, aged 61

The singer, whose hits included The Look and It Must Have Been Love, had had a brain tumour.

BBC News - Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies, aged 61

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You know, I bet sometimes people will think I'm ignoring them because I can't hear them over my headphones, and it makes me sad because I want them to know the truth: I'm ignoring them because they're being ableist shitheads.

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I promise you that unless a blind person asks for your help, we're totally capable of crossing the road by ourselves. Yelling at us to come over when you think it's safe, when you're crossing against the lights, has never helped anybody.

I know that intersection so well I knew the only reason it seemed safe to her is the lights were about to change. I know it's a terrible intersection where people turn without looking. I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! Please try to consider that I know what I'm doing!

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"What did you do to my boy?" the mother demanded, aghast. The boy in question was in a sash, with hair adorned with elaborate braids and ribbons.

Caulder the Child-minder flushed slightly, "Whatever is the matter madam? I think he looks quite lovely. He and the other children wanted to play dress-up."

"That’s sweet and I’m glad he’s playing with his classmates but... You’ve gone and raised his standards; I can’t braid hair that fancy!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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