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Claire North Posts

Silence

As an only child, growing up in the city, I remember the first time my parents left me home alone for a weekend.  The house was far too big for me, and since I lived […]

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Fantasycon 2018

A (apologetically late) shout-out to anyone who’s going to be at Fantasycon 2018 in Chester this year!  There’s loads of wonderful people going, and I have a feeling large quantities of alcohol will be consumed […]

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Never Quite Enough Time

Not least, never quite enough time to do a proper blog post.  Apologies for that.  It’s all been very patchy, and more and more I begin to have sympathy for my Mum, who despite being […]

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She Looks Back And Laughs

Things that my younger self would not quite believe about me now: 1. I have learnt a few things from actors.  NOT MANY – Christ, let’s be clear here, I’m still a techie!  I do […]

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Adventures in Japan

Been a while since I blogged… sorry…. … BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ON HOLIDAY! HOOOLLLIDDAAAYYYY sing its name from the rooftops HOOOLLIDDAAYYY oh blessed state, oh bastion of wonder, oh holiday! As has been covered in […]

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Still having (Brexit) nightmares

This is a post about Brexit. I didn’t mean to write it, honest. But I keep on having nightmares. Proper waking at 6 a.m. cold sweats. And because my brain is wired to write, I […]

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Face Blind

Hello everyone else who struggles with face blindness.  It’s not uncommon, but it is still embarassing.  I don’t have a particularly severe or remarkable form, but I am really crap at faces. On a short-term […]

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Adventures in Berlin

Ich liebe Deutsch.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  I have German family, and after the Brexit vote went and applied for German citizenship.  Dropping my paperwork off at the embassy, the gentleman who examined it […]

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Some Days In The City

‘Tis the season of grass pollen and brown fluff, and all across London people are snuffling, coughing and choking their way through a gently, if variably beautiful summer. Growth is everywhere.  Trees that five weeks […]

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You, me and the environment

(A shout-out must go to the podcast “Reasons to be Cheerful” for reminding me that this is very, very worth blogging about more….) I’ve stood for local council for the Green Party in the past, […]

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AMA and 84K!

If you are in the USA, the 84K publishes today, whoooo! If you are in the UK, then despite the fact it’s my home turf, I think you’ve got a few more days to go, […]

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Save Stage Lighting

In 2020 a new law will come into place across Europe which aims to make lighting more efficient.  This is a Good Thing.  Tungsten bulbs have, in the past, clocked in ridiculously high wattages for […]

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