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Dexit: What next?

16 Sep 2019

A while ago I announced my departure from Doncaster Council after nearly four and a half years of public service in South Yorkshire. Plenty has changed in my personal life since I joined the council back in May 2015 - most notably, getting married and becoming a father..twice. Having these family ties and being a (North) Lincolnshire lad means the commute has started to take its toll.

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Car park or the country park?

15 Jul 2019

Just to manage expectations, this post is about the potential rewards which can be enjoyed through perseverance, rather than a THRILLING read about urban planning or other perhaps more…risqué nocturnal activities. If that’s what you’re here for, sorry to disappoint you. If not, read on…

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I can now see the wood AND the trees

01 Feb 2019

I’ve now managed to get Forestry linked up to my GitHub/Jekyll install. It’s taken a bit of time to master but seems to be working fine now. Only thing that’s not quite right is the Jekyll Menu plugin. It seems to work fine on the preview, it’s just in the live environment that it doesn’t seem to be working. I’m hoping posting this will force a rebuild of the site and get it working. 🤞

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New Year, New Website, New Philosophy

21 Jan 2019

I’ve been pretty slack over the last few years when it comes to working out loud (WOL). I do have a blog but just a quick check through the archives reveals an average of one or two posts per year. Although the posts themselves are fairly comprehensive and thoughtful (even if I do say so myself) given the irregular posting it’s not surprising that it’s hardly a hive of activity or engagement. Instead of WOL through long form blog posts, I’ve tended to focus more on microblogging via Twitter.

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