Week Notes 21#52

Back home again after a week at the parents' for Christmas, and very much enjoying being back home:

  • Had a lot of nice sofa time with Anna, and some of Morph, watching TV, reading, and chilling
  • After my order last week for a few custom Lego Brickheadz designs, and the pieces delivered while I was away, I spent a lot of the week very slowly building The Grinch and Fuse (pictures will be done soon - still a couple of pieces need to be added) and Thanos from my Secret Santa
    • Was a good thing to do on the sofa, with lots of tubs, trays, and space to put everything
    • Was a not very good thing to do on the sofa as it was very noisy and distracting for anyone else in the room πŸ˜…
    • Definitely should've done an inventory before building things so I could've more easily checked that all the pieces had arrived, as I'm still trying to work out if there are pieces missing or not
  • Had our first walk of the new year with the gang, featuring new pup Juno πŸ–€ and saw a herd of deer
  • Not found anything good in the January sales just yet
  • Got my booster jab (Moderna), which gave me a worse reaction than the previous jabs:
    • Flu symptoms, and a bad headache, but fortunately resolved with some paracetamol, even though I didn't sleep amazingly
    • Definitely would've been worse if I'd have been at work
  • New Year's Eve was a bit lacklustre
    • Death to 2021 took a bit of the life out of the sails
    • After days of deliberating on dinner, Chapati Junction ended up not being available on the night so we had to pivot, and wait a while as could be expected
    • Managed to just about make it to midnight - at which point my award was announced, and Morph got very nervous with all the fireworks
  • Was very honoured to have received an OpenUK award
  • Did a few bits of Job DSL maintenance
  • Morph has been trying our patience this week, and has spent a lot of time in the conservatory
  • Taken down all the Xmas decorations
  • Don't Look Up prompted some "fun" discussions about survival in a pre-/post-apocalyptic world
  • Dopesick was an excellent, hard-hitting series, and Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, and Michael Stuhlbarg were really amazing. It reminded me of being on Diazepam and Morphine while recovering from my appendix, albeit I was very controlled on usage, and the amounts were low, we could see how easily I could've been hooked if it were much more addictive
  • A more intentional break from WhatsApp and notifications
  • Back to reading Tiamat's Wrath towards the end of the week as Andrew's caught up very speedily
  • Looked into a couple of bugs for Spring Cloud Contract
  • A little later than planned (while still at C1) but got around to writing Cucumber tests with Dagger
  • Got some lovely Christmas presents from Anna, and am very much enjoying a new pair of toasty trackies and socks


  • Brave
  • Moana
  • Luca
  • Don't Look Up
  • Click and Collect
  • Dopesick
  • Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett
  • Olaf Presents
  • Making the Witcher: Season 2
  • Death to 2021
  • Scrubs
  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year: 2021
  • I Literally Just Told You
  • Dark
  • The Expanse
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • The Witcher
  • The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

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