Podcasting again

I mentioned previously that I was a guest host on a couple of episodes of a podcast. I thought that if I were to ever be in another one it would be the same podcast because I don’t have access to anyone else who podcasts. It turns out I was wrong as I’ve been on another one! Not as a host this time, but being interviewed.

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Plastic Free July

For the last month I have been trying out Plastic Free July after I saw someone I know mention it on Twitter. The goal is to not use any single use plastic throughout the month. Examples would be cutlery, straws, takeaway food containers, etc. Given that last year I made a concerted effort to reduce the amount of packaging I was using, I thought this was an interesting experiment to try.

Spoiler alert: It was quite hard because single use plastic is everywhere, and I guess that’s the point.

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Podcasting

I like podcasts. Controversial, I know. For those that know me, they know that I will wax lyrical about them all the time. I listen to them when out walking. I listen to them when doing chores. I’m an introvert so I listen to them when I am sitting quietly by myself, replenishing my energy. I have no idea how long I have been listening to them but I’m pretty sure it’s been at least five years and I don’t know what I would do with my time if I didn’t have them. Up until now though, I have just been a consumer of them but this weekend I got the chance to actually be in a podcast. How exciting!

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New job

Up until last month, I worked as a Senior Software Developer for a software company called Triometric. I say “worked” because as the title says, I now have a new job. I am currently in my first month as a Senior Software Developer at Graze. I was at Triometric for eleven years and over the last few weeks I have been asked fairly similar questions from people in both the old and new company, so I thought it might be useful to talk about it a little here.

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After the flood

Last month I posted about the flooding around Egham. The rains have eased off since then and the waters have receded so here are some updated pictures from last week.

Goodbye railing, goodbye crossing, goodbye road markings.

Before: No road visible at all.

After: The road is visible again.

After: The road is visible again.

A better look out at the green.

A better look out at the green.

And now looking in the other direction towards the Runnymede Hotel.

Outside the Runnymede-on-Thames hotel. I think this is meant to be a car park, but I'm not quite sure.

Before: Water everywhere.

After: The greenery is back. I was mistaken when I thought this was a car park.

After: The greenery is back. I was mistaken when I thought this was a car park.

Hopefully that’s it for the flooding “fun” for this year.