Monthly Archive: June 2019

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Which Bike?

Don’t worry, I’m not about to buy another bike!! I’m trying to decide what bike to use in a Quadrathlon tomorrow. It’s a fairly flat, grassy off-road course that should be ideal for a CX bike. I used my CX bike last year and it was fine. However, I’ve got a nice race oriented MTB...

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Automating Wave Accounting, Mail and Calendar

Time for a bit of a technology related, geeky post about how I’ve recently automated part of my workflow thanks to Mail Rules, Folder Actions, Automator and AppleScript. As you might know from a previous post, I’m in the process of transferring to a new accounting solution called Wave. As part of the transition I...

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Wave Accounting Software

Mac Accounting Packages I’ve been using the same accounting software for years. In fact, I first decided to use it when it was called ‘Mind Your Own Business’ (MYOB) back in 2006. I then reluctantly upgraded it in 2011 when there was a mandatory upgrade for it to work with a new Operating System. I...

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Dearne Valley Quadrathlon 2019 – Race Report

The 2019 Quadrathlon season is now well and truly underway. This weekend it was off to Rotherham and the Manvers Waterfront Boat Club for the Dearne Valley Quadrathlon. As usual I headed off early on Saturday morning so that I could have the weekend there. I was hoping to have an easy ride around the...

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A Prickly Visitor

Look who we’ve had visiting our garden. It’s the first time we’ve seen a hedgehog here but we’ve now seen it a couple of times this past week or so. I’m not sure what it’s doing out in the daylight though.

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OVO Energy Women’s TOur

I had a slightly different day at work on Friday. Rather than the usual day in the office and labs at the University it was off to Builth Wells for a schools outreach day at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. It did mean that Marco and I had an early start and a drive through...

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We’ve Successfully Mated

Don’t get too excited, I’m not talking about Anna and I, I’m talking about our bees. We’ve always had trouble getting newly emerged queens to mate. We perform an artificial swarm as the perceived wisdom dictates, but for some reason the queen that emerges from the queen cell never seems to be able to start...

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Summer for a Day

The weather wasn’t great last week. There was quite a bit of rain most days as far as I remember and it was chilly too. The sun did come out now and then so I managed a windsurf in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon despite the fact that the morning was pretty wet. Riding in...

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