After a four and a half-year hiatus…
[which isn’t rare nowadays, having looked through my blogroll and RSS feeds] I thought I ought to attempt to make some sort of update and tidy up here.
In my last posts I set out some aspirations
Blogging: I was going to share more content here – that failed abysmally, although I remained active on Twitter and Facebook
Coastguard: I was part of a Search and Rescue Team – after another bout of illness affecting my main work, I resigned, completing 9 years service.
Family & Friends: I intended to visit people more – and I did, although for differing reasons – including travelling in our motorhome, which I bought in advance of retirement – but as it turned out, not much in advance.
Work: after some more mental health issues, I returned to work, working in the DDoS space, which I was enjoying – but I got a generous severance offer; which I took, leaving work in July 2015. and taking my pension in 2016. When I reached 60 this year, I decided there was no way I’d look for further work, and I gave up my clearances, certifications, and memberships.
- I was going to work on my security knowledge, and I did – but my interest is now academic only!
- I intended to improve my physical fitness – I walk daily and now row regularly in a Coastal Rowing Skiff
- I intended to do more to keep abreast of technology – which I do – playing with Raspberry Pis and home automation
- I intended more outdoor activity, I got that by taking up an allotment, growing fruit and veg for us – but still need to do some hammocking!
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