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Februaries (!) in numbers
50 = key words in the programming language that Hubby studied during much of his 5 days off - he tries to share with me when he finds something interesting or annoying, but that's all I have remembered!
2 = the number of decades celebrated by No.2 Son with a trip to visit No.1 Son for a Skrillex concert. Hours he spent in cars, coaches and trains to get there and back: 12
4 = books read this month - "Ours are the Streets" by Sunjeev Sahoter - a very interesting tale of life for a Sheffield Muslim lad as he before and after he becomes radicalised, counting down the days until his suicide mission. Not an easy read at times, but thought provoking to the end. "The Passage" by Justin Cronin was bought for Hubby as an emergency birthday present last year, but he loved it and insisted I read it too. Set in the (not too distant) future it tells an apocalyptic tale of the human struggle against vampire-like zombies! Lots of excitement and adventure with believable and all to frail and frightened characters, it's the first in a trilogy and I'd like to read more. My friend from Book Club recommended "The Prison of Perspective" by Rudolf Bader but I can't say I enjoyed this one. It describes the lives of each main character entirely from their own perspective and perhaps because of this, I found them equally selfish and self-centred and ultimately unsympathetic. Thankfully this month's official choice was great: "The Long Song" by Andrea Levy which was a witty, rollicking tale of the trials and tribulations of slaves (and their white owners) in Jamaica during and after the abolition.
1 = an exercise bike exchanged, 2 months after the on-board computer broke, just 3 months after No.3 child chose it instead of a rabbit!
1 = also how many new recipes I tried - roast duck - and it worked pretty well: juicy, tender, perhaps not quite crispy skinned nor pink enough; there's room for improvement when I try again soon!
10 = days turn-around for 2 new passports which was a relief as there are now just 19 and 27 days to go before they will be needed.