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  • 2013, Done and Dusted

    Posted on January 6th, 2014 Andy Parkes 3 comments

    Happy New Year!

    Summing up the previous year has been a tradition here for quite a while. It’s always a useful thing as it helps me mentally review what was good, what was bad, any successes, achievements or failures and help let me know where I want to go in the next twelve months.

    There have been some really interesting things going on that I’d normally cover in detail. Evie started school, Alice sang in the school talent show, I inexplicably started hurling myself around obstacle courses and all the usual geeky outings such as Play Expo, the Harry Potter Tour and The Doctor Who Experience.

    The problem this year is that my family were hit with a really tragic piece of news in the middle of December.

    Each ativan purchase canada time I’ve sat down to try and write something about 2013 it’s the single event that has dominated my thoughts even though it happened right at the end of the year.

    So this year I’m going to keep it short and urge you to make sure 2014 is a year of happy memories.

    For me the end to 2013 was a tough reminder that you have absolutely no idea what is around the corner so make the most of the time you spend with the friends and family you love. 

    Primarily for me this means my girls who currently seem to visibly grow on a daily basis! 


    and of course my lovely wife!



    Hello 2014.

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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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