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: On a surprisingly quiet Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

: Funnily enough, having Vietnamese for lunch. Gorgeous little place in the centre of Sendai.

: A deliciousus matcha latte here in Sendai. Just what I needed after wandering around town this …

: Went to the Miyagi Zao fox village and saw some foxes! 🦊 Beautiful to look at but you can imagine …

: Sendai, from above Thanks to my friend’s status with the local Westin hotel, we have a room on the 34th floor …

: Time to brave the elements and go cause some mischief in Ni-Chome!

: Rainy days in Tokyo I have to admit that today’s weather put a bit of a dampener on things, so I didn’t get …

: I’ve no idea what we’re going to get up to in Tokyo today. The weather is a bit rubbish, …

: Nobody needs to see another photo of me in the bath! Unless it’s in a beautiful onsen in …

: Birthday bonuses ♨️🗼🥂 I spent my birthday today split between Hakone and Tokyo. And it was fabulous. I started in Hakone …

: Bath time Yesterday I spent a good chunk of the afternoon, soaking in a local onsen here in Shinjuku Tokyo. It …

: Jet lag means I’m way ahead of schedule for today so I have time to enjoy a very leisurely bath in …

: My epic journey to Tokyo begins at last!

: Wide awake at 5am! Sitting up in bed with a coffee and my packing list for Japan, double-checking I …

: Made it downstairs to our gym after work today. Seems there’s a new neighbour in our building. …

: 🎥 Yesterday, I published a new video on my professional YouTube channel, answering one of the most …

: ♨️ I wrote a little on how to navigate your first visit to a Japanese onsen over on my travel blog: …

: 2024: Week Six Another summary of the week that was… Wellbeing I’ve had ups and down on the health …

: Just spent a while writing a blog post about ‘How to navigate your first onsen visit in …

: Yesterday evening’s sky over London was something else.

: ✈️ The first of my Japan trip posts is live on my travel blog: …

: Finally got round to doing something with all the video I took of last month’s Winter Lights …

: I’m so excited that this day next week, I’ll be walking the streets of Shinjuku! I have …

: Thursday like a boss! I’ve had quite a fun and productive day! I started my morning by editing a podcast episode and …

: A good night’s sleep, a fresh perspective and a cup of coffee this morning mean I’ve …

: It seems age has finally caught up with me and the squinting at my iPhone screen has become a …

: 2024: Week Five Another summary of the week that was. Work It was a really productive week on the work front. I …

: More Tokyo, please and thank you Well now. Something wonderful just happened. My other half (the travel-obsessed aviation expert The …

: Went out for a coffee with this gorgeous girl earlier. My friend is ‘baby-sitting’ her …

: Silence helps. I’ve had a super productive morning I went into the office as soon as I was showered and …

: Heading into the office shortly, to take advantage of an empty building and record some podcast and …

: I’m starting my Friday morning with an appointment with a gastroenterologist. I’ve been …

: I’m loving the view this evening. The sky is beautiful! And while I’d love to just sit here and soak …

: Went for a lovely walk at lunchtime. When I noticed the blue skies, I downed tools and headed …

: 🍺 Dry January: done Another booze-free month in the bag. Today marks the (official) end of Dry January for 2024. A …

: Packing up in the office, to head home and go to the gym. I slacked off yesterday as I had to meet a …

: Monday moments I know we’re supposed to say that Mondays tend to suck, but to be honest, I quite like Mondays …

: 2024: Week Four Another summary of the week that was Wellbeing I’ve continued a real focus on my wellbeing, …

: Short and sweet A quick run around the block I had planned to run another 5km this morning, but once I got out of …

: Wide awake since 0520 on a Sunday morning. So obviously, I’m sitting up in bed with a coffee, …

: I'd call it at active day... I started my Saturday morning with a 5km run in the sunshine, cutting a decent time off …

: 5km in the bag My first 5km run of 2024 I didn’t intend to do 5km, but the blue skies and very welcome …

: Check out that moon over London first thing this morning!

: Blips and zits Yes, it’s Friday - but let’s hope the day improves as it progresses. I woke up with a …

: Sitting back with a cold beer. Don’t worry, it’s zero alcohol, but with all the taste. …

: I finally realised this week that not every domain I own requires its own project! I’ve put a …

: 2024: Week Three Another summary of the week that was… The Japanese continues The week started on a positive …

: Knee deep in my Japanese homework and realising just how much grammar seems to have evaporated from …

: Finally realised my online presence is a mess and I have too many accounts and too much duplication. …

: Loving the sunset views over London this evening.

: 2024: Week Two Yes, this is a day late, but it’s been quite the week so I hope you’ll understand. Work …

: A quick update Following yesterday’s less than stellar medical update, I’ve since had a …

: A game of two halves Well, today was definitely a game of two halves. My other half had to catch an early flight to …

: Sunset vibes After a pretty long and busy day at work today, I took some time to sit down when I got …

: 2024: Week One Welcome to the first in a (hopefully) ongoing series of posts reviewing the week that was. Two big …

: The running continues My second run of the year It felt a lot better than yesterday - and I’ve no doubt the sunshine …

: An absolutely beautiful morning in London And as soon as I’ve finished this coffee, I’m …

: Games evening 🕹️ I had a friend over for dinner and Nintendo last night, and we had the most fun. I haven’t …

: First run of the year And boy, was that hard work! It’s only…shamefully…when I look at my Strava app …

: Nearly Tokyo time! Just 43 days until my next trip to Japan. And it’ll be my first solo trip. I’m so …

: Starting as I mean to go on 🚀 It seems like an age since New Year’s Day, which was, if I’m honest, spent on the sofa …

: Interesting London skies (and wind!!!) thanks to Storm Henk.

: Moving. I picked up the keys to my new office this morning. So excited to move in tomorrow. I just hope …

: My Top Nine for 2023. Just the best memories of family, friends and travel. Here’s to more …

: This year’s Christmas centrepiece, created by my other half.

: Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating!

: Waking up to find that Ocado aren’t actually going to deliver the turkey we ordered is not the …

: My Defaults Inspired by the ‘Defaults’ post by Robb Knight, here are my default apps for a whole …

: Easy does it I gingerly rolled out the yoga mat this morning and did a light routine. My first in… quite …

: Thanks for nothing, brain Despite being on holiday today, my brain woke me up bright and early at 0645 this morning. …

: Nearly there. As soon as I end this upcoming work call, I’m unplugging everything on my desk, …

: A beautiful sunny morning here in London.

: Just two more scheduled work calls (one today, one tomorrow) then I’m done for this year. In …

: Husband is looking cute this evening. We’re in the Netherlands, visiting his family. And it is so …

: Just ordered all the packing materials for my office move. I went back to this time last year in my …

: I just spoke to camera fluently, on topic and to time for 15 minutes this evening. Sitting back, …

: Right. I put my money where my mouth is and put down a deposit on that new office. Looks like …

: Change is in the air I’m just back from viewing a potential new home for my business. The office looks like it …

: I’ve spent the day so far in the ‘recovery position’, owing to last night’s …

: The council of the gays We have convened the Council of the Gays™️! Our pre-Christmas open house starts at 4pm and will go …

: When the day can’t end soon enough. It started so well and then ended up with massive hassle …

: I’m starting my Tuesday on a very positive note! I’ve just recorded the 150th episode of …

: It’s that time of year again. Our front door is firmly in the Christmas spirit! If I had my way, I’d …

: Today’s plan: A ton of life admin and Christmas planning. We need to visit a furniture store …

: This made me smile this morning: Plato, pilates and pubs: has an Irish town found the secret to the …

: The Christmas tree is up! This year’s is small, yet perfectly formed. I just hope it survives …

: I’m not sure how it’s possible, but I feel even worse this morning than I did yesterday. …

: Awake with a coffee after a pretty rough night. Lots of coughing and sneezing. My heat feels like …

: Taking a break from my sick bed to make a cup of tea and take in London’s gorgeous blue skies. …

: Furious. And sick. So I’ve had an annoying head cold since I arrived back from Tokyo on Monday. Despite my best …

: Feet up, watching Netflix, and sipping some delicious prosecco. 🥂 Here comes the weekend. And I am …

: Loving the sunset views this evening. Squinting and pretending I’m still in Shinjuku!

: I wrote about ‘dark side’ of holidays - dropping all my healthy habits! …

: Spontaneous Tokyo shopping... One of the things that made this month’s trip to Japan even more enjoyable was the weak Yen. …

: Good morning from Canary Wharf. Enjoying the beautiful skies over London as I have my morning …

: Back in the saddle! While it took an age to get home from Heathrow last night, we were super …

: This was how tired I looked before take-off. Just five hours sleep will do that. We had to be up so …

: Good morning from Tokyo It’s a little before 6am and while we get dressed and ready for our …

: Saying goodbye to Tokyo We’ve had the most amazing few days here after our visit to Okinawa. …

: A beautiful autumn afternoon here in Tokyo. Just arrived after a few lovely days in Okinawa. Back in …

: A last look at this view before leaving for Heathrow Airport. Then: ten days in Japan! ✈️

: The last day of work before a holiday ✈️ Productivity time! I just have a handful of important tasks to complete this morning, after which I …

: It’s the very definition of a ‘First World Problem’, but the main thing I’m …

: Tearing through Season 5 of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and my face hurts from laughing.

: Not a fabulous start to my week, as it seems the hot water has once again broken down in our …

: I recorded another time lapse of the river with my DJI Pocket 3 this afternoon. It compresses 30mins …

: Home sweet home Like thousands of others, my plans were obliterated this week by Storm Ciarán. For my part, I got …

: Business travel tired I made it to Exeter, after nearly coughing up a lung on the train here. Given all the weather …

: I just made my first time lapse video with my new DJI camera. Lots still to learn, but I really like …

: New toy My new camera has just arrived! The DJI Osmo Pocket 3. And it’s a beauty. I opted for the …

: No impulse purchases While yesterday’s Apple event was super slick, there was nothing in it to get me reaching for …

: I spent the whole night coughing, so will be taking it very easy at home again today. I have …

: Good evening from Canary Wharf. Have had to take a nap as my symptoms are getting worse. Got …

: Ugh After going to bed last night feeling a lot better and pretty much free of my post-COVID booster …

: Organising memories I’ve finally started organising my many years of travel photos. After looking at all the fancy …

: Your (almost) daily reminder of how changeable the weather is in London. After torrential rain and …

: COVID booster ouch I was lucky enough to get my COVID booster yesterday morning. One of the very few advantages of …

: Love the shadows this afternoon sunshine casts across my apartment…

: After an early start this morning, I wrapped up work early this afternoon and came home. It seems my …

: Awake before my alarm this morning, so I did the only sensible thing and started work. (Your …

: This evening, I got some exquisite side-eye from a Shiba. Judgement from a dog is a terrible thing.

: 22yrs since I met this one. And we’ve never been apart since. Happy Anniversary! 🎉

: This day two years ago, enjoying some October sun on the beach in Sitges.

: My latest alcohol-free experiment… And it’s delicious. I’d mistake it for an Aperol Spritz if I …

: No temptation required Given the timing, I won’t be staying up for next week’s Apple product announcement. …

: Some more amazing sky over the City of London this evening.

: A very ominous London skyline this morning.

: Another Monday has come around too quickly. But on a positive note, I’m on my way to my Japanese …

: I can’t quite believe it, but I’m sunbathing in London in October. After lunch, I …

: Solar attraction... Just been for a lovely walk in the sun. No filters applied - the sky really is that blue today. It …

: Good morning from a very sunny London… It’s like a different world when compared to …

: All change, please I’ve just spent a couple of hours packing up my summer clothes and getting my winter wardrobe …

: A place for everything... My Bellroy Tokyo Folio arrived yesterday afternoon. It’s everything I’d hoped for. …

: A quick run around the block before dinner, to shake off some work-related annoyances. It definitely …

: Office medusa A very good afternoon to everyone… …except for the woman who has spent the last hour …

: Another day, another beautiful product from Bellroy. The Tokyo Folio. I have to admit, I’ve …

: Japanese class was once again great fun. Our teacher is really amazing. She manages to make complex …

: Snapped this gorgeous peacock in the middle of Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline. First time …

: I’m full of a mandatory fried breakfast (sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, toast and tea) and …

: Made it safely to Edinburgh. ✈️ Some nasty weather delayed the flight for an hour, but I got here in …

: I also got an appointment for my COVID booster today, so that’s also going in the gratitude …

: Smiling to myself as my podcast got recommended in an HR blog post about the top business-focused …

: No escape I’m in Dublin for a very brief business trip. And despite my high hopes, I haven’t been …

: Really looking forward to my Japanese class this evening. Like a good boy, I’ve done all my …

: Another run logged in the fitness bank Went for another 5km run this morning and managed a faster pace than yesterday. It felt good …

: I snapped this sunset from our balcony yesterday evening. And yes, while the days are getting …

: Trying this for the first time time this evening - and I’m pleased to report it’s delicious! I’ll …

: Got (another) new plant for the apartment. Fully expect to wake up one morning to find there’s been …

: Just bought a slightly ginormous but beautiful plant for the apartment. Will cart it home after …

: Good morning from an unseasonably mild London. Apparently it’s going to hit 25C later today, …

: Almost at the end of another working week. I’m feeling productive and accomplished - just got …

: Another tough day down the psychology mines… 🤣 But, I managed to record two episodes of the …

: A small landmark My little YouTube channel gained it’s 300th subscriber yesterday and I …

: The Japanese continues I had my second Japanese language class of the current course last night. I say ‘current …

: I went to see The Creator this afternoon and really enjoyed it. A lovely story, stunning visuals and …

: Adventures in epilepsy Gah! Yet another GP screw-up with my meds. Despite getting my repeat prescription signed off on …

: Some initial thoughts after 48 hours with the new iPhone 15 Pro: “After about 48 hours of …

: Looking up One of the first photos I took outdoors with my new iPhone 15 Pro. We were blessed with unseasonal …

: Happy iPhone day! It just so happens I’m working from home on the day my new iPhone 15 Pro is set to be …

: Lightbulb moments in Obsidian The second highlight of my day so far: Figuring our how to use the Dataview plug-in in Obsidian to …

: The highlight of my day (so far): Getting my dispatch notification email from Apple. My iPhone 15 …

: Change is in the air It definitely feels like Autumn arrived in London today. I woke up to darkness and had to wear a …

: I’m watching endless iPhone 15 Pro review videos on YouTube, as if it will somehow speed up …

: Note this! Today’s the first time in a while that I’m really jiving with Obsidian. From my daily …

: I’m very tired and really need some sleep, but… I’m loving iOS17 so far. Seems like lots and lots of …

: It’s time to update all the things…

: I’m really feeling it in my hips after yesterday’s short run. More stretching required …

: A very misty/hazy London this evening.

: I’m watching Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, for the umpteenth time. Christopher …

: On another note... I’ve been tinkering with Drafts, a super-popular app that never quite stuck with me. And …

: I made it out for a run this morning! My plans for a gym visit yesterday were destroyed by my …

: Exploring ‘Dataview’ and how it can bring some structure to my notes in Obsidian. Talk …

: Oh. It looks like the Tories are going to fuck up another infrastructure project. What a surprise. …

: Just bought some art on impulse. This is not like me at all. But it’s beautiful and I knew I had to …

: Considering Foundation Last night, I watched the final episode of Foundation’s second season on Apple TV+. It was a …

: Choosing my new iPhone wasn’t as easy as you’d think. I had gone back-and-forth in my …

: A beautiful, sunny morning here in London. Just doing some easy work admin before getting my show on …

: I’m not sure YouTube video editing is best done after a night of incredible brain-shrinking …

: Boom. That sound you heard was my Amex card groaning under the strain of a new iPhone 15 Pro. In …

: Wide awake since 3am. 90mins later, I’m out of bed, reading on the sofa and resigned to the …

: Enjoying the views from the balcony this evening. For some reason, it already feels like a Friday.

: I felt a lot better by late this afternoon - so much, that I even made it to the gym. (Though I have …

: Yesterday’s sunset over London. Sadly, and inevitably, it’s getting earlier and earlier.

: Feeling better... Following yesterday’s fun and games, I had a bland dinner of carbs, took a shower and got into …

: The fatigue Back home, lying down, and feeling very sorry for myself. Crohn’s disease is no fun …

: Oh, I own the old phone now… So just a couple of hours to go until Apple’s next event, where we are supposed to be seeing the …

: Having taken six flights since Sunday, I think it’s pretty inevitable to arrive home with some …

: Coffee and journal time, while I wait for my flight to Dublin ✈️

: Morning one after returning from Singapore and I’m off again! This time, it’s to Dublin …

: Enjoying this evening’s sunset…

: Back to a very sunny and warm London ☀️ While it’s nice to be back, I’ve been compiling a long …

: My Bellroy Via Backpack, combined with my Rimowa spinner, has been all I’ve needed for this week in …

: I’m frankly astounded I managed to get everything into my suitcase! Despite having carry-on luggage …

: Last few hours in Singapore. Beginning the long journey home later today. But first, there’s a …

: Just had a really enjoyable and enlightening visit to the National Museum of Singapore. Some very …

: Touching the merch We popped into the Apple Store on Orchard Road to pick up some AirTags yesterday evening. …

: All of today and tomorrow remaining in my trip to Singapore. Plus a little of Sunday as we don’t fly …

: Just enjoyed an amazing couple of hours in a Japanese-style onsen in the heart of Singapore. Will …

: On my way to meet a local Singaporean friend to go for a soak in the onsen ♨️ Cannot wait for a …

: Bought a little accessory for my Traveler’s Notebook to remind me of my trip to Singapore. …

: Starting the day with my travel journal from Travelers Company, capturing memories for future me. ☕️ …

: Made it to Singapore! Spent the entire flight nodding off and waking up with a violent jerk. I’m …

: Landed in Phuket after a lovely flight with Qatar Airlines. Delicious onboard food and even managed …

: The business lounge in Sofia Airport has a smoking zone. Which means the entire lounge reeks of foul …

: Bye bye, Sofia!

: Well, breakfast was awful. Every single cooked offering on the buffet was stone cold. Which I …

: Time for breakfast here in Sofia, after which we’ll head to the airport for our flight to Doha. …

: My luggage for the next ten days. Carry-on only is the way to go ✈️ My trusty Rimowa paired with my …

: When you’re too early for the Elizabeth Line…

: My last full work day before travel. Off to Singapore tomorrow for a break and some work. Looking …

: Frank is cooking us some delicious Nasi Goreng. And the smells coming from the kitchen are out of …

: I’m in love 😍 My new Brompton has been unpacked and assembled. And I’m so pleased I went …

: The eagle has landed! Proof of life has been shared by my other half. My new Brompton has been …

: Good morning! ☀️

: Relaxing in the sun in a local beer garden with some excellent alcohol free weissbier 🍺 The sun made …

: Without wanting to jinx things… I finally managed to find the right bike, at a great discount, last …

: Aaaaaaaargh. Despite a phone call to check everything was in order, the bike shop has just emailed …

: Watching “The Diplomat” on Netflix. 📺 I’m nearly at the end of episode two and can’t tell how much …

: Good evening from a very sunny London.

: Watching the clouds roll by as I lie out on the balcony and catch up on my podcasts.

: Idly wondering why the building site down the street from us is active on a Sunday morning? Consort …

: A new Brompton So after lots of to-ing and fro-ing, I eventually pressed ‘go’ on ordering a new bike …

: Just been for a walk around the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich with this good boy…

: It’s Brompton time! My insurance company paid out for our stolen bikes yesterday. My other half took care of dealing …

: So we’re experiencing what sounds like an absolute tropical downpour in London right now. …

: My new favourite alcohol-free drink! Crodino is an Italian aperatif, reminiscent of Aperol - but …

: Ooof. That YouTube edit took significantly longer than I’d planned. But I stuck at it, as …

: Entering the YouTube mines, to edit my next video. Cue a couple of hours of wincing as I have to …

: Yay! My Micro.blog stickers arrived in the post. Thanks @jean! The first one went on my bullet …

: Decision, decisions. Which flavour coffee to choose this morning? 🧐

: Heading into my office for my first full day’s work since returning from Sitges. No doom and gloom - …

: In the ‘Sala VIP’ (business lounge) at Barcelona Airport. Still impressed with how …

: I secured a late checkout from my hotel, so I have time for a final couple of hours by the pool. …

: My last evening in Sitges. So I’m treating myself to a nice meal out. I’ve already packed my …

: Another few hours of reading in the sun. I’m nothing if not consistent!

: On my way out for some food and some all-important people-watching! It’s finally cooling down. A …

: The view from here as I work through my task list… A boy could get used to this!

: Enjoyed a lovely walk around Sitges this morning after breakfast. Then went for a cold drink in the …

: Really enjoying the breeze coming in off the sea this afternoon. Just another short while out here …

: Four hours (so far) by the hotel pool today Engrossed in books and podcasts, occasionally …

: Back to my hotel and in bed before midnight. In case I turn into a pumpkin! Also, reminding myself …

: Taking myself out for dinner in Sitges. I never mind eating alone. I know not everyone finds it …

: Taking a break from the beach and chilling out on my hotel balcony. Enjoying the view, reading, …

: I may have had a touch of sunshine today ☀️ Batteries fully recharged now, so it’s off into town to …

: Spent four delicious hours in the sun on my favourite ever beach. Snoozed, read, strolled, swam. It …

: The people-watching in Sitges this evening is quite something 👀. Snagged a table outside my …

: Back at my favourite haunt, for my favourite beer. A day spent doing nothing but tanning, walking in …

: Taking a break from the sunshine and heat, and retreating to my hotel room. The air conditioning and …

: My favourite alcohol-free beer while in Spain: Estrella Galicia Tostada 0%. Perfect after a long …

: A quick snack in the sun ☀️ Enjoying my afternoon on the balcony. Tanning, reading and catching up …

: Sunning my trotters on my hotel room balcony ☀️🦶The sun will be in the perfect position for all-over …

: After a couple of very lazy and enjoyable hours in the sun by the pool, reception called to let me …

: Morning one in Sitges. A little overcast so far, so after coffee in bed, I had a slow, leisurely …

: One of the few advantages of being Hobbit-sized: there’s always leg-room…

: Next stop: Barcelona ✈️

: The new security scanners at London City Airport are fantastic. Leave everything in your bag - no …

: All packed and ready to head to City Airport for my flight to Barcelona. It’s once again grey, …

: Let the packing commence. This time tomorrow, I’ll be arriving in Sitges and (hopefully) stepping …

: My last day in the office before my week in Sitges. I fly to Barcelona tomorrow afternoon and …

: I’m still fucking livid about our bikes being stolen. I’m almost more annoyed by the response from …

: Heading into the office for a couple of hours… What?! On a Sunday? The building where my …

: Not a great start to the weekend. Providing a statement to three police officers in my kitchen is not how I envisaged this weekend …

: And so the weekend begins… cheers!

: Just had a lovely walk around the Olympic Park with this very good boy.

: Waking up to more wind and rain on the second day of August is doing nothing for my enthusiasm this …

: Another cracking sunset in London this evening.

: An after-work, pre-dinner run around the neighbourhood. Slowed down by bad luck at various …

: Incredibly productive in the office today. Haven’t been interrupted once, which always helps. …

: Good evening from London…

: Oh my. These were absolutely delicious. Will definitely be getting some more… I didn’t need a snack …

: Much to my shame, I’ve just started watching season one of Good Omens. I’ve no idea why …

: This has quickly turned into my favourite song of the summer (so far) - can’t get enough of …

: I picked up my Brompton from its service earlier - glad to have it back in my possession. Less than …

: Taking my Brompton in for a service this morning. It’s been far too long since I was a regular …

: At the very lovely Club Soda to sample some alcohol-free drinks (and shelter from the hordes of …

: Managed a 5km run and actually quite enjoyed it. Now time for some brunch!

: Today’s missions: Finish this delicious, life-giving coffee ☕️ Go out for a run by the river 🏃‍♂️ …

: I’m very, very full of delicious homemade Mexican food, courtesy of my friend. He’s a really …

: Just ten days until my next trip to Sitges. Can’t wait for some sunshine, warm temperatures, …

: This is what passes for July in London. I’d like a refund, please.

: While there’s no such thing as the ‘perfect bag’, I may have found one that meets …

: A super productive morning in the office. Was a guest on a friend’s podcast and got to discuss my …

: So Barbie was just the most amazing experience. I could sit down and watch the whole thing over …

: People playing music on public transport without headphones are…tiresome. This is far from news. I’m …

: I was so proud of myself recording three episodes of my podcast yesterday. I was keen to get ahead …

: This arrived last night… I can’t wait to try out all the air fryer recipes I’ve …

: Seems like my overnight ritual sacrifices to the weather gods have paid off. I woke up to some …

: Summer in London 🤨 Counting down the days until I’m back in the Spanish sunshine and dipping my …

: I don’t know why it is, but I’m finding it very difficult to summon up any enthusiasm …

: A few lovely pints with friends, after the cinema. Reliving our trip to Sitges, catching up on all …

: So, Oppenheimer was stunning. Beautiful to watch and the soundtrack was simply amazing. I could sit …

: Morning yoga complete Yesterday’s run - and ensuing stiffness and pain in my calves and Achilles …

: Well, this is a very welcome surprise to wake up to! There might not be any actors or big casting …

: So glad I went for that run earlier. It’s bucketing down now. Why is continental Europe melting in …

: I managed 5km this morning… It was quite the struggle, what with the very tight calves and …

: And now it’s time for a much-delayed run. It’s overcast and there’s a breeze in …

: An overwhelming plethora of choice... 🍺 After walking past it several times over the last few months, I finally paid a visit to the Craft …

: Just spotted that Tony Bennett has died During a career that spanned seven decades, the crooner …

: Awaiting my eye test… and they’re running late. As usual.

: I really, really need to get out of bed. I have a coffee meeting with a fellow psychologist in less …

: One more hour of work and then I can head home to collapse. Awake from 2am onwards overnight, due to …

: Good evening from a very beautiful London.

: Just booked tickets to see Oppenheimer for this Sunday lunchtime. Bringing a friend, as my partner …

: Like a blog, only smaller I’ve been using Micro.blog solidly for about six weeks now, and it’s fair to say …

: I have two business trips in Dublin scheduled for September and October and I can’t wait. I …

: Nothing to see here… Just a Royal Navy Minesweeper sailing past my apartment. I wonder if …

: Relaxing with an alcohol-free beer from Asahi. This is incredibly tasty and crisp. And at just £4 …

: Wrapped up work early and headed out for a run. It’s been far too long since my last run and I …

: My plane has finally landed at Edinburgh Airport. Now for all those passengers to get off nice and …

: Another flight, another delay ✈️ Thankfully, I’m in the British Airways lounge, so I can …

: Managed to get some nice family photos at last night’s birthday dinner for my mum. It’s …

: About to leave Fife once again Saying goodbye to some of the neighbours before I fly back to London this evening. ✈️ It’s …

: Insomnia update. I ended up awake from about 12:30am to some time after 4:00am and boy am I feeling …

: And there we have it: the reason I don’t watch horror films that much any more. A ton of …

: Why do I ruin my own sleep like this?! I watched Insidious for the first time this evening. An …

: Mum’s birthday celebrations Enjoyed a lovely evening at my sister’s place to celebrate. Blessed with …

: Enjoying my coffee in bed, while catching up on the news. As ever, when visiting my mum, I slept …

: Logan says hi Named as a kitten for his enormous claws, he’s calmed down a lot since then. Now all …

: At Edinburgh Gateway station. Waiting for my train to Fife. Landed in Edinburgh at 10:00am and I’ll …

: Next stop: Edinburgh ✈️

: iOS17? Not just yet. So it looks like the public betas of the new Apple operating systems are now available. And while …

: Spotted on my walk around Shoreditch this morning…

: Okay, just one big item left on today’s work task list. So I should still be able to make it …

: Last day in the office before a long weekend visiting family up in Scotland. Lots to finish before I …

: Good morning! On my way to run a workshop in a client office in Shoreditch, snapping photos as I go.

: The doctor will see you now... I accompanied my friend to his doctoral graduation ceremony yesterday. It was infectiously positive …

: Feeling ever so slightly wiped out Up since 5:15am this morning, to head down to Brighton. Ran two workshops back-to-back and then came …

: Really, really enjoyed the latest episode of ‘Smartless’, featuring an interview with …

: Things aren’t looking great for Evernote (again) The Verge: Evernote has laid off most of its …

: An absolutely gorgeous morning here in London. Had a very early start to do some more preparation …

: Goodnight from London. I’ve just spent a few minutes admiring the view from our balcony before …

: Falling out of love with London? I had a conversation with someone yesterday and it’s still ringing in my ears. We shared that we …

: Finally started reading The Three Body Problem and I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far. I …

: Just had a lovely wander round Columbia Road flower market and picked up some lovely plants and …

: Considering Threads Back in the day - in other words, before it became a bigot-filled mess - I was a huge fan of …

: New piece of art collected from the studio this afternoon. We commissioned the artist to create this …

: I don’t know where to start with this. Of course these reactionary Tories are against anything …

: Everywhere looks better in the sun. Snapped on a wander around Canary Wharf this afternoon. From …

: Last night was absolutely horrible. I tossed and turned and coughed and sweated. But after all that, …

: Enjoying the view over the Thames before I take my sick self to bed. Very glad I came home from work …

: Enjoying the view and the sunshine…

: I’m giving up and heading back to bed. Tried to brave it through another day of work and it …

: I survived a whole day of work, so that’s a win. Now for some chicken katsu curry - lovingly …

: Snapped on my way to Soho this morning to run a workshop. Despite my lurgy, the workshop went well. …

: Heading home to lie down in comfort, take some tablets and hopefully feel a lot better tomorrow …

: Once again, we enjoyed a spectacular sunset from our balcony yesterday. Just as the winds picked up …

: Hmmm. Scratchy throat. Tickly cough. Feeling quite exhausted. My very own personal checklist for an …

: The theme for this morning’s writing sprint…

: Indiana Jones and the Disappointing Finale I’m still trying to figure out what I thought of the latest Indiana Jones movie. I watched it …

: I’ve just started watching the latest season of Black Mirror on Netflix and it’s amazing. First …

: Restoring my iMac to factory settings, so I can sell it. Surplus to requirements, now that I have my …

: A year ago, today: a beautiful sunset, snapped from my balcony. I’m a sucker for a beautiful …

: Bracing myself for a London Pride today. Heading into the West End to watch the parade, to wave at friends who are marching. To be followed …

: Lunchtime burger and a beer at my local BrewDog. The chicken burger is to die for. Easing into the …

: Spotted in a local restaurant, here in Canary Wharf.

: There’s a guy on the DLR platform next to meet eating a Gregg’s sausage roll for breakfast. And I am …

: Heading into the office for a few hours of YouTube video edits and a meeting with the manager of my …

: Really, really enjoyed Star Trek: Strange New Worlds this evening. It’s by far my favourite …

: New shoes, just arrived. My favourite Allbirds in my favourite colour. And just in time for London …

: My new iPhone lock screen and home screen, courtesy of the very talented Basic Apple Guy. And yes, …

: Tools of the trade One of my many, many terrible habits is jumping from app to app in the hope that there’s a …

: Nearly there with the new office set-up I have the new Mac mini up and running with the Apple Studio Display. I’ve done quite a bit to …

: Picturing Suella Braverman weeping into her coffee this morning: “The court heard from UNHCR …

: A massive sneezing attack, followed by a massive nose bleed on the train, wasn’t how I wished …

: A quick pint in the local on the way home from work. Sunshine, beer and excellent chats. All good.

: Go me. For the first time in living memory, I’ve actually completely my monthly business expenses on …

: Bought a case of this last weekend and it arrived this morning! It was, for a long time, my favourite Brewdog beer. But it was only available on British Airways …

: Looking up at the Arcelor Mittal Orbit in London's Olympic Park this lunchtime. The first time I saw it, I was really disappointed - I thought it was a waste of money, space and …

: Spotted on my lunchtime walk around the Olympic Park, Stratford.

: The view from here... I snapped this photo from my apartment balcony on Sunday evening. I almost missed it as I was so …

: New office setup I’ve replaced my 24" office iMac with an Apple Studio Display and an M2 Mac mini. And I …

: First day back in the office after ten days in the sun and it's quite the shock to the system. First was the early bedtime yesterday, followed by the early alarm. I’ve spent over a week …

: Minor airport rant… Getting stuck behind someone at airport security who thinks the rules don’t apply to them is just …

: Enjoying our last day in Sitges I’ve had enough time on the beach, so today is all about poolside tanning. And maybe some cocktails. …

: Enjoying that post-sunbathing glow after a day on the beach.

: Final client call of the day was cancelled. So I’m heading home early to enjoy a cool beverage in …

: The swans are back on the water. Nature is healing in East London…

: And now down to business! My top 3 tasks for the remainder of the day are: Edit and publish yesterday’s workshop all …

: This morning’s very welcome and very delicious cup of coffee, at Grind, Liverpool Street.

: Good morning from a very overcast London I’m a little relieved the weather is so disappointing today! I have four videos to edit today …

: After a truly terrible night’s sleep last night, it’s time for a hot shower and an early night. A …

: Some 'webinar face' from earlier today It was my first public webinar in quite some time - unfortunately taking place after a shocking …

: WWDC: hopes and dreams With a just few days until WWDC, I’m interested to see what Apple is going to do with its core …