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More than a light dusting… but not too much more!

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The snow has arrived in greater measure overnight… and now I feel like I don’t want to leave the house! In fairness, it’s not actually all that deep this morning – note the clear tyre tracks in the photo. Anyway, work awaits, so I guess I’ll have to venture out!

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Just a light dusting… so far!

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As I head to bed, we’ve got just the lightest of dustings of snow here in Newcastle. But with an amber weather alert in place for a rather heavier dumping over the next 24hrs or so, who knows I’ll be battling through on my way to and from work tomorrow!

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Araucaria’s ingenuity

When I got up this morning, this story about the Guardian’s Araucaria revealing his diagnosis of terminal cancer through one of his cryptic crosswords was all over my Twitter feed. It brought back many happy memories of my grandad, who always enjoyed cryptic crosswords. I used to keep them from the Sunday Times and, occasionally latterly, the Observer, and take them to him. If he managed to complete it within the week, he’d give it back to me to post away and enter the weekly competition, to try and win a pen. We never won!

Sadly, I don’t have my grandad’s intelligence, nor his ability to think through the wordplay of cryptic crosswords, and so haven’t managed to follow in his footsteps in that regard. But when I read the story this morning, I thought that my grandad would have approved of Araucaria’s ingenuity… and I’d certainly have clipped the article and taken it to him!

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QuizCross

If something’s going to summarise my day today, it’s probably the fairly addictive game QuizCross! It’s one of the more entertaining social games for mobiles, cleverly combining deceptively simple strategy with fairly tough (by my standards) trivia questions. I’ve been playing it quite a lot over the last few days – and losing a fair amount too!

If you’d like to challenge me, search for ‘sjhoward’.

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