Busy & Ilona Andrews

I’ve been busy lately so posting has taken a back seat … Or just stopped to be very honest!

Still feeling busy and slightly easily vexed at the moment, so not entirely sure that proper posts are on the cards for this week either!

But the new Ilona Andrews’ book is fab. In hindsight a lot of characters had very brief cameo mentions but it was still very very good!

Curious: IT Service Desk

I work in a pretty technically literate role but am not in IT, I get to see how dumb some of our users are and I know that our IT Service Desk have to put up with a lot of muppets – not the good type of muppet.

As a general rule IT Service Desks do get a lot of stick from users – a lot of it is unfair as users tend not to help themselves and expect kit (laptops, fancy phones, etc) to grow on trees with zero notice.

However occasionally IT Service Desks really earn their dodgy reputations: through not choice of my own I have a tiny laptop so at my work desk I have a docking station to enable it to take usb cables, but I wasn’t given an extra power cable with the docking station.

ServiceDesk

This meant that one day working from home I ran out of power as I’d forgotten the power cable – this wasn’t ideal.

So I asked nicely if I could have a second power cable, this transpired in the Service Desk saying they can’t find a proper adaptor so they’ve given me a “non-standard one that someone bought when they lost their proper one”. Service desk handed it over with the words “let’s hope it doesn’t blow everything up”

That reassuring thought means that I’m going to use that cable at work and keep the proper one for home use!

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Sanex Shower Gel – Curiously useful allergies

The allergy tests that the Husband underwent had some really weird results and meant that we’ve had to change most of the toiletries that he uses.

Most of this has no impact on me – my hair is fussy so I know I can’t use Simple shampoo, but I did try the Sanex shower gel and was surprised to find that I really like it!

sanex shower gel It doesn’t smell, it does seem to leave my skin a little softer and I’m currently crediting it with my having kept a tan for slightly longer than usual!

Until we got the big list of chemicals that the Husband can’t use I hadn’t really considered how many chemicals are in every day products; it turns out there a lots and, if Sanex is anything to go by, it might be an idea to cut a few out!

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Food: Vegesentials Beetroot, Pomegranate and Carrot Juice

I made the mistake of reading an article on the dangers of free sugar when I was in the mood for a smoothie – the article highlighted smoothies as a source of hidden free sugars as they took the fibre out of the fruit and released the sugar.

This meant that when I went to the shops I was confronted with the usual drinks I have as a treat and they looked extra sinister, so I was guilt tripped into getting a Vegesentials Beetroot, Pomegranage and carrot juice smoothie.

Vegesentials Beetroot, Pomegranate and Carrot Juice

It is made up of 28% Carrot, 20% Beetroot, Banana, Pear, Apple, Parsnip, Watermelon, 2% Pomegranate and Spinach – it also tastes GROSS.

Despite the 2 mile walk for this smoothie I couldn’t take more than 4 sips and ended up spilling down myself as the taste was so ick that I choked on it.

To hell with the free sugars I’m going to stick to nice smoothies from this point onwards!

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Nails: Butterflies

I really should be sorting out the garden, I need to dig out the pile of wasted bird food from under the feeder and fill the hole with gravel to try to minimise future issues

There are plants to support with canes, weeding to do and I really should get to grips with learning how the heck I should be taking care of some of these plants!

Maybe some pretty butterfly nails will inspire me to get off my behind!

butterfly nails

(Picture from Pinterest)

I need some motivation :(

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Film: Debug – Science fiction on a low budget

‘Deug’ is a lame space film which feels like a very budget homage to ‘Event Horizon’ Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game Of Thrones) is an insane computer programme who kills the stupid teenagers who land on his spaceship.

It is a very dull and predictable film with no redeeming features.

Debug

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