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Never a joy

him:
Hello xlthlx, how are you?

me:
‘morning, I’m going to the dentist soon to have two wisdom teeth removed. You?

him:
ouch!

him:
I’m hanging in there and waiting for a call for surgery on a shoulder that decided to come out ole’!

me:
D’oh!

him:
How are things in England?...

And we are up to nine

Yes, nine years have passed since that day there.

No British passport, at least for now.
But if I had been told that I would be working for the same company for four years 1 and that my sweetheart would be working for a television network, I would not have believed it.
Despite everything, I am still very happy living here....

New year, renewed theme

I no longer liked the theme of my curriculum vitae site, so I vaguely refreshed it.

It is now a mix of Bootstrap and WordPress blocks, and instead of being one page, it is two pages.
I’m not crazy about it, but it’s certainly better than before.
If you see anything wrong, just give us a shout....

Happy New Year of the Wooden Dragon

This 2024 will have the usual eight days of national holidays, but it will be a leap year.
My birthday falls on a Monday, so I have already taken a day off.

Date Day of the week Public holiday 1 January Monday New Year’s Day 29 March Friday Good Friday 1 April Monday Easter Monday 6 May Monday Early May bank holiday 27 May Monday Spring bank holiday 26 August Monday Summer bank holiday 25 December Wednesday Christmas Day 26 December Thursday Boxing DayHolidays in the United Kingdom in the year 2024,

Goodbye, 2023

I wouldn’t know how to define the year that is ending, except that it has been a year with ups and downs.
I have written 25 posts this year, including this one, around two a month.
After being promoted to Senior Developer last year, this year was also the year of the salary increase (after nine months since the promotion)....

26 October 1933 - 27 December 2023

I felt I had to write something here about my mother, who passed away four days ago. She was 90 years old and had had Alzheimer’s for more than 15 years. She died of natural causes, and she did not seem to be suffering.

My mother was a person of the last century for many reasons.
Born in Poggio Sannita,...