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As older folk like myself are very much aware, time seems to pass more quickly as you age.
When I was a young lad at primary school, the six weeks of Christmas holidays seemed to last forever. It was fantastic -- almost as if school didn't even exist any more.
Of course there were down-sides to this temporal slowness as well and I recall the almost unbearable waiting for the end of the school year and Christmas to roll around once the month of December had finally arrived.
These days however, all I have to do is blink and we're into another year. Summer has no sooner started than it's over -- and I have to start making plans for next Christmas many months in advance because it'll be upon us before I even realise it.
Then there's the huge difference in way we perceive the passage of time dependent on one's mood and expectations. Sitting in a doctor's waiting room when he's running half an our late makes every minute seem an eternity -- but when you only have half an hour's time left to enjoy something the time fairly whizzes by.
In short, our brains can be very poor timekeepers. Have you ever wondered why that is?
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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