Earlier today I tweeted that having used a Google Nexus 7 at home for a couple of weeks, on returning it to work I found myself really wanting to buy an iPad mini. A couple of people asked why. Here’s why. Why I like a tablet, and why I like the size The Nexus has [...]
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Every year I try to draw a Christmas card. Here’s this year’s attempt. Happy Christmas!
A friend of mine put this on Facebook. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain I should live [...]
Sarah and I have been in Whistler since the beginning of February for a two month snowboarding trip. We’ve been living in a shared house and riding most days. Yesterday we decided, with our housemate Catherine, to try to ride on all the lifts on both hills in one day. We set ourselves some rules [...]
One of my favourite comics made me laugh today.
I identified with this for my running and my taekwondo. The trick with taekwondo is simple: always go. If that’s the default position, it’s easier. These are the steps I take: always take my kit to work, regardless of how rough I feel in the morning. Always at least walk to the venue, even if [...]
Sometimes it’s important to stop and remember to enjoy life. Today, snow made a lot of people in London do that. Transport was a disaster, so lots of people couldn’t get to work. Schools and nurseries were closed. Snowmen and other snow creatures have appeared everywhere. This is the one Sarah made: And this is [...]
As I was cycling home from work yesterday evening, I decided to stop off at Waitrose at the Barbican. As I pulled up at the bike racks outside the shop, I saw some kids hanging around eyeing up the bikes. I chose an area close to the shop entrance and started to sort out locking [...]
The weekend before last, Sarah and I went up to Glasgow with our taekwondo club to participate in a taekwondo tournament. It was amazing and a serious personal challenge. The lead up to the tournament all started a few months ago when a couple of people in our club suggested we could compete in the [...]
I recently bought a Dahon Jack folding bike, and I’m cycling to work on it pretty much every day. I’m loving it and wondering why I didn’t sort out my life to do this years ago! More on that in another post, but here let me just share some information for other people who might [...]