The Ticking Clock

My hosting plan at WordPress runs out in four months. Being completely truthful, I don’t know if I’m going to carry on – or even if I want to carry on. I know I’ve wobbled quite a bit in recent months, and you’re probably bored of reading about it, but I’m wondering if maybe it’s … Continue reading The Ticking Clock

Every Other Day

I seem to have fallen into a pattern of posting every other day at the moment. This is not intentional. Hell – posting every day was never really intentional – but I suppose it became a “thing” after a while. During the last year I probably went more than a month at various points without … Continue reading Every Other Day

Slowly and Quietly

I’m writing this a few minutes after 9am on Sunday morning. Summer seems to be ebbing away – the mornings are becoming a little colder – a little less inviting. Early next week we will escape the approach of autumn for a few more days – boarding an aeroplane in order to fight over sunloungers … Continue reading Slowly and Quietly

Forty Thousand Winks

I’m not entirely sure why I missed a day on the blog yesterday. I suppose life happened. I’ll go with that. While I was at work, and the children were at a holiday club, my other half took a vast collection of old video games to the trade-in store, and gave them a very busy … Continue reading Forty Thousand Winks

The Dying of the Light

After a day spent fighting virtual fires within the software leviathan I have been constructing for the last six months, I’m now sitting in the garden, slowly feeding kindling into a chiminea, gazing into altogether more real flickering flames. There’s something about tending an open fire. I’m not sure if it’s the smell of wood … Continue reading The Dying of the Light

One Hour

I’m forcing myself to take a break from work for an hour. An hour to empty my head into the keyboard. An hour away from all thoughts about programming, workflows, form designs, or anything else I’ve been submersed in for the last couple of months. I made this decision after unwittingly working straight through lunch … Continue reading One Hour


I’ve been sitting in front of the computer for the last hour, wondering what I might write about, and vanishing down any number of internet rabbit holes while avoiding writing “I have nothing to write about today”. I’m tired. I need to sleep. I will be back. Promise. Continue reading Blank

Just a Few Words

For the last few weeks I have been working on a colossal project. I turn up at the office, sit at my desk, and work straight through until I get up to leave. Sometimes I make a coffee for my co-workers, and in doing so realise I haven’t gotten up for two or three hours. … Continue reading Just a Few Words

Bank Holiday Monday

Today is a bank holiday in the UK. I’ve been up since 8am, and haven’t really got anything done. Sure, I fed the animals, and let the chicken out (we’re looking after it for the local infant school), but other than that – nothing of consequence. I re-installed the old desktop computer with Ubuntu Linux. … Continue reading Bank Holiday Monday