May has been a bit of a quiet one. Or so it seems now I’ve come to look back on it! I went off to Sydney at the start of the month – did you see my photo diary from there? I also checked out Google’s Digital Garage – see my post about it here. But the rest of the month, I’ve had vertigo, which hasn’t been too much fun. Whenever I moved my head to the right, I got very dizzy so I had to have a treatment called the Epley Manoeuvre, which I think has pretty much sorted me out! If you want to know what it is, look on YouTube. Nothing gross or scary, I promise! So what else did I get up to?
Serial the Podcast
While I was in Sydney I decided to start listening to the Serial podcast, after I recommended it to Andrew ages ago and never actually listened to it myself. Sitting in the Royal Botanic Gardens, I got stuck into series 1 and boy was it addictive. It’s a bit like Making a Murderer on Netflix that followed the story of Steven Avery – someone convicted of murder in suspicious and slightly bizarre circumstances, who has always vehemently contested the charge.
Serial follows Adnan Sayed, who was convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and is currently serving a life sentence in jail. He says he is innocent, but his best friend Jay disagrees and they both have conflicting stories about what happened on the day she disappeared. The series is incredibly well put together, following a different trail or witness each episode. Not only that, but the narrator, Sarah Koenig, has the most amazing voice. It is soft yet precise and so easy to listen to.
If you haven’t already, go listen to it now and let me know what you think – did he do it??
Moving Back to Yorkshire
My Mum and Dad made the move from Northumberland back to Yorkshire this month. They have always wanted to come back to the home land and Mum got offered a job in Boroughbridge, so they have moved. We went down to visit for the weekend and saw the lovely new house and sampled the delights of a small town. There were coffee shops, old-fashioned sweet shops, shopping in a green grocer’s and a walk by the river. A very lovely place and I’m sure they will be very happy there.
At work we have a club that meets every so often to watch a TED talk and discuss what we thought about it, learnt and whether we will do anything different because of it. This month’s was a contentious subject – how we will survive as antibiotic resistance rises. Apparently we are soon getting into the post-antibiotic world, where more people will die from infection than have in the last 70 years.
It’s a huge subject and there is loads to read about it, but watch the talk we watched and see what you think: ‘What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?’
A Wedding in Haydock
This last weekend, Andrew and I were at our friend’s wedding in Haydock, near Liverpool. The wedding was lovely – we had a ceremony at a hotel, then headed off to the races for the day. The groom’s Dad had a couple of tips for us and, unbelievably, they all came in! First time I think I’ve come away from the Races with more money than when I went in. Cha-ching!
That’s about it for my month, hope you enjoyed May and have lots planned for June. I’m on official wedding countdown… two months and three weeks to go! Eeek!