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New things I tried in November ’17

Another month has come and gone and I need to sit back and ask myself what I’ve been doing with my time. I must have been doing something with it, goodness knows its gone by fast enough.

  1. Falkirk Fireworks:DSC_0975.jpg Bonfire night can be hit and miss and as the crowds grow safety measures increase (meaning actual bonfires are unlikely) and your chances of getting close enough to actually see anything shrink. Falkirk got the balance pretty much perfectly right this year.
  2. Pub Quiz at the newly launched Thirsty Cow: DSC_1014.jpgWe loved the pub quiz and the staff at Artisan Tap so much that there was no way we were going to miss it when they launched a new bar with the same pub quiz format that we know and love. Bonus: The food was ah-may-zing.
  3. Driving Theory Test App:
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    Some of these are easy. Some… less so.

    Ok, so after I posted last week about how the year is nearly up and there is no way I’m even getting close to learning to drive I felt a bit guilty. I installed a free app on my phone and I’m now studying for the theory test. That’d be the first positive step towards learning to drive for at least a decade. Let’s see if it lasts.

  4. Start Up Summit: An event for all spin outs, start ups and shiny new companies started by brave and inventive people with lots of ideas. I was there to listen to what they had to say and to try to tell anyone who would listen that they need to protect their IP from the very start. I made a few friends.
  5. Instagram Stories:
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    Follow me @BeckyDouglas1 for such amazing content as Me Being Unsure About Sheet Masks and also Me Being Annoyed About Train Delays. It’s a hoot!

    Yeah, yeah, I know I’m late to the game here, but I tried Snapchat and never really got on with it – I just didn’t see the point. Instagram has made a few annoying decisions in the past couple of years but it’s still a platform I use a fair bit and now I’ve started looking at and posting stories I am hooked.

2 thoughts on “New things I tried in November ’17

  1. Hmm, this month I’ve got a couple:

    * I had lunch with different people every day for a full (working) week. I’m oddly proud of this.

    * I helped shut down a system at work that’s been running for the best part of 20 years. The project to untangle everything out of it and shut it down has taken literally years, but this month was when the final shutdown happened

    * I had a week’s training in Microsoft’s SQL Server database platform, which I hope will stand me in good stead for helping look after the infrastructure side of the new ID card system at work

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