Last week wasn’t hugely exciting, and I can’t think of anything much to say in the weekly round-up except that there are lots of thrilling events coming up, so future ones will be much more interesting 😉

I did take myself along to Nomadic Matt’s meetup in London on Thursday, which was cool. Nearly backed out at the last minute due to being anti-social, but then met a few other bloggers there and was glad I went (shoutout to Lindsey, Anita & Vandy!)

Things were quiet on the investigative front, which was OK actually since I had a load of thrilling admin-related things to do.

Saturday was spent on my new favourite hobby – budgeting. Yes, that’s right, I’m actually 65. I made a spreadsheet of all the best ways to budget, including tips, links etc., and then I planned the following couple of weeks accordingly. We’ll see how that goes…

Sunday included my weekly trip to the centre of town for tea & shopping with the BFF, although now he’s away and then I’m away, so it’s the last one for a while.

The end of this month/beginning of October is looking like it’ll be really busy. I’m heading to Malaga on the 29th for work, then Barcelona to hang out with Caitlin for a while, then when I get home there’s about a three-hour slot in which my friend Jodie is going to drop off her stuff for me to store while she’s away, and then I’m going to Birmingham for a conference, and then I’m in Calais doing refugee-related aid things, and then I’m coming home to collapse briefly before preparing for my Hallowe’en party, which I’m quite excited about.

So much for staying in the country for the rest of the year. But after October I’ll hopefully be able to spend some time at home, doing the place up and making it generally habitable so that I can rent it out for three months during my Big US Road Trip next year.

I’m tired just thinking about all that, so I won’t.

Interesting things on the internet this week

Quanta magazine combines Robert Frost’s poetry, mathematics and psychology into an excellent article.

There’s still time to sign the petition urging the UK government to accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK.

Want to help refugees but not sure what to do? Take a look at Calaid’s website for info.

This is exactly how it feels when you get a sudden life-check moment and realise you’re working in advertising.

Are you worried that an employee might be planning to leave with private company data? Here are five signs to look out for.

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