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Hello dedicated readers!! Again I haven't blogged for a while. Part of this is Harry Potter's fault. I am rather behind, but have now nearly finished book 6. I have the final book, but face a dilemma. I have a PRINCE2 (project management) course the first week in October and I have an entire coursebook to read and digest. Do I read the coursebook or HP? I think I better do the PRINCE2 stuff otherwise I won't pass the two exams that are contained in the course.

Building work continues apace. Here are two pictures of how it looked yesterday:

The brickwork is going up quickly, but I guess the insides will be a bit slower. At least now, we can see the outline of the kitchen and will soon be able to see the extent of the upstairs rooms. The money is also flowing to the builder quickly. At least he says now, that unless we change the plans, it will come in on or around budget.

I am going to my first civil partnership ceremony in London tomorrow. It will be interesting and whatever you think about the ceremony, it is special and important for the people involved and therefore believe you should support it. It will be good to meet up with some old friends too. As it is in London, near where my mother lives, I have left Claire and the children and come back to Birmingham on my own. It has given me two days without them, but I am not that I really enjoyed it and didn't sleep as well as I hoped. Going back to them this evening, which I am looking forward to. We spent the weekend with my mother, including a day in London on Saturday. We went to the Science Museum to see the Bob the Builder show. It was a bit advanced for Abby and she is not really sure about lots of noise and big groups. We followed it up with a trip to the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs and the collection of large mammals. This was much more up her street and she was very excited by it all. We finished up in Hamleys, which was absolute heaven for her, particularly the Thomas the Tank Engine set and all the other wonderful toys in the shop.

Diabetes continues to trundle on in the background. I believe I need to keep it this way, because this isn't a short-term thing, I hope that I will live for another 40 or so years and I need to keep up the standards that I have in the first stage of dealing with the condition. I am struggling a bit at the moment, maybe because I have had cold symptoms for over a month. I am told that infections affect blood sugar and may explain some of the highs that I have been experiencing. At least I can adjust my insulin to try and keep under control. If it goes on this way, I am not sure that my next a1c will be where I want it, but at least I know I can do it and I have an excuse! I am trying to add a graph to the page, but it won't let weren't that interested were you?!

I'll try and update again soon.


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