Mid-Year Update and Some Changes

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10415719_10152436496975944_2208083270736219867_nOk firstly a quick mid-year update, Caleb is now just past 4 months old and growing well, his cheeky and gregarious personality is coming to the fore and its great to be able to spend more time with him as he grows up. On a study front last week I finished my last coursework component of my now triplicate of degrees, and am moving firmly into the research phase of the Masters and starting to consider options for PhD candidature. One component of this will be going part time for the next 6 months as I finish off my thesis and look after Caleb while Gill starts back in GP land to finish off the term she began last year. Hopefully this will give me more time to do some writing and thinking, along side the thesis, other research, tutoring and a bit of teaching I’m doing at Ridley with the ESL students there.

Which brings me to the second point of this post. Those eagle eyed readers (ha) and anyone else who looks at dates, will have noticed that this blog has been pretty silent since the end of last year. A lot of this from my end has been because ive been doing my ‘writing-thinking’ in different forums and on other media. However, in an attempt to revitalise my writing and thinking process I will be reshuffling this blog slightly to include more content that traditionally hasnt been found on here. For example many readers who have come for the theology and study stuff probably have no idea that I am also involved in this:

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That’s my 1983 Toyota Sprinter Improved Production car, which I have dragged around half of the country for the past 10 years as it has transitioned from a road car to a race car. Or perhaps these few little hobbies:

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That is mountain biking, 3D printing (and generally making stuff) and beer brewing respectively. I have generally kept all of these ‘garage’ hobbies separate from this blog, but in the interests of providing a rounder picture (and more content) on this blog, I figure that they may as well make their home here too.

“But what if I don’t know anything about these things?” I hear you cry, well maybe you might learn something, but if you don’t want to see them then we will be fairly fastidious with using the category feature a bit better so that you can subscribe to just one sub-feed of the main blog if you want.

Expect some of these changes to come in the next little while, and there to be a redesign at some point during that period too. 🙂

 

 

Chris

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