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Into a new decade?

2019-12-31 22:38:14 - by alisonw Meta Asides

Yes, imho.

A "decade" is *any* period of ten years. Whilst usually a reference to the period between YYY0 and YYY9 inclusive it is also applicable to each ten years of a person's life, eg their twenties, their fifties (but note *not* their teens.) \ud83e\udd14\ud83d\ude01


2016-01-31 13:44:56 - by alisonw Meta Asides

I had an ex who was interested in model railways. And when we parted he left me his stuff as he was off to foreign climes, so I put it in the loft and forgot about it.

Around 30 years later I was in that loft and noticed the stuff gathering dust in the corner and contemplated doing something with it. It seemed to have some value if I sold it, but then I wondered about actually _playing_ with it in some way – I've found that the older you get the more one misses 'playtime'.

So instead of selling it all I've been on ebay to add some bits – mostly track – and toyed around with designing a new layout on SCARM. Maybe soon I will actually … build it!