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Renee Stokes
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Renee Stokes
Renee Stokes

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Jogging Friday
Every Friday after work I go jogging round the river with my friend. As we jog, we chat about our week, the things that annoyed us, the things that we liked, and then about the direction our lives are going in, life balance, our partners, philosophy, curren...
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On kindness
So today I had to do something that I didn't want to do, something that made me uncomfortable. I had to phone two people and tell them that they didn't succeed in their job applications. I spent a bit of time working out how I would word it, based on how I ...
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Small library chaos
Today was a funny day at the library. It started out with me not being able to get in. The automatic sliding door had jambed and broken in the closed position, accompanied by a loud beeping alarm. I had three interviews lined up for a casual position, so th...
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Making
Rarely a day goes by when I don't work on making something - usually it's a bit of knitting, or planning the next thing I want to sew. My queue of projects waiting to happen is enormous, and lives in Pinterest and Instagram. Today I had a making-marathon, a...
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When inspiration doesn't strike
On the weekends I try not to think about or do work or library stuff, so I was a bit stuck as to what to write about today. But as usual, reading other people's blogjune blogs has delivered the inspiration -  I'll write about what's going on with me right n...
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Futures
It will be a short post today as I'm completely exhausted after an all-day vendor roadshow, followed by a 7 km run with my bestie, and then a shopping marathon at the sales in the city. The vendor roadshow was great, they had so many new things to show us a...
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Photo storage
I got a message - would I like to install the Google Photos app? I almost always say yes to see what it's about so I did, and felt happy about its promise of free unlimited storage across all devices. My phone's doesn't have much space left, and every time ...
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The world of academics
You know when you take research classes at uni and they ask you to look at a published research paper and find all the flaws in it? I'm pretty sure I did that activity in research subjects as part of my psychology degree, and again when I studied librarians...
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Originality and ownership
Recently I am absolutely loving podcasts. At work we had a Mindfulness in May program running which involved listening to daily mindful meditations with the idea of increasing our enjoyment of the moment, and to slow down the whirring mind. These listenings...
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The Monday Meme
I'll join in the #blogjune Monday meme - thanks for getting us started Bun-toting Librarian  and of course to Con for coordinating. List 5 things you’re looking forward to about #blogjune 1. I'm looking forward to doing things in a different way to previous...
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