16/07/2019, 18:32

Honestly, in stock photo world the school run is an explosion of joy.

– No one runs late
– No one has forgotten anything
– No child needs the toilet just when you should be leaving
– Homework is done with smiles and glee
– It never rains
– Somehow Yoga is involved?

16/07/2019, 18:31

Having been convinced to sign up for a stock media site to get some sound effects, I’m now making good use of it for other things.

Searching for pics of school parents for possible SchoolBot use…and…

These parents are WAY too happy about doing the school run!!


15/07/2019, 20:55

Welling up a bit as I listen to ep 10 of #13MinutesToTheMoon

The promise of peace and unity inspired by the Apollo programme has been so massively missed. 🙁

“In the bright light of Apollo he looked into his brother’s eyes and with reverence and awe he saw himself.”

10/07/2019, 08:15

From Twitter: “I love how being an adult is just saying ‘But after this week things will slow down a bit again’ to yourself until you die”

08/07/2019, 12:38

Well stuff you Mothercare and Halfords. Stop sending a woman with an 8-month-old and a punctured buggy-tyre to other people and JUST FIX IT.

I did!

08/07/2019, 12:34

This morning I was monitoring a live stream of attempted rodent cannibalism.

Ask me anything. 🤷‍♂️

06/07/2019, 15:08

Think it’s time to do my annual re-definition of the word “Lawn”:

lawn (n) : area of wild land mostly covered with creeping cinqfoil and clover; home to many ants

Journalists and lexicographers take note.

Everyone else: you’re welcome! 👍

04/07/2019, 18:31

Just seen a guy wearing this T-shirt in the street.

If you know, you know. Very clever taking this logo out of its context and making it a thing. 😉😃

25/06/2019, 20:39

I have been putting off drinking this gifted ale. It’s 7.1% ABV. I think it might do bad things to me. But no time like the present!!

21/06/2019, 21:39

Me: “This climbing course is brilliant. I love it.”

Me, watching other climbers:
“Climbing seems pretty easy!”

Me, doing climbing: Climbing is NOT easy.

Me, a bit later: Ow ow ow ow ow!!!!

17/06/2019, 14:48

Is there something about using a video camera that sucks the life and soul out of whatever it’s recording? Feels like you have to dial energy up to 11 to get it to register as 5! 🤔

17/06/2019, 12:26

Thing I hate about podcasts: you can’t see how many other people listen to them

Thing I love about podcasts: you can’t see how many other people listen to them

14/06/2019, 21:56

Speaking of gifts… My beautiful wife got me some Five Ten MTB shoes for my birthday. (Thanks to all who recommended!)

They did their work on the commute today!

14/06/2019, 21:55

Woo! Finally doing my “Learn to Climb” course. I have tied knots. I have belayed total strangers. I have climbed until my arms hurt (which isn’t much to be honest!)

Thank you to my wonderful family for this amazing gift.

13/06/2019, 14:29

I MUST be having a good day.

Not only did Google Meet work first time with no problems with two people I’ve never video called before, but I also managed to type “Wiltshire” first time without typing “Wiltshite” first!

Go me!!!

13/06/2019, 11:30

Me: I love mugs. Great, practical gifts with sentimental value that can tell a nice story or evoke good memories. I love mugs.


12/06/2019, 11:27

Top tip for parenting: a Voice Memos app is a great way to unintrusively (unlike video) record special moments with small children.

Yesterday my “Random Album” thing randomly brought me a 4-year-old “album” of chatter from my then-3-year-old. Beautiful!

09/06/2019, 18:01

Wishing I’d asked someone today:

“How you doing?”

Instead of:

“You alright?”

The latter feels loaded with expectation. Hard to say no to. The former is open.

I’d not noticed this before. I’m going to try to use the open question more in future.

08/06/2019, 21:46

I find myself being quite chilled but with a head full of ideas. And then being utterly confused about which ideas should be perused in my minimal spare time. I probably need to Marie Kondo some side projects. But they ALL bring joy!!