Category: Just for Fun

  • Happy 70th birthday, NHS, and thank you

    Thank you for delivering me safely to my parents. Thanks for all the eye tests and glasses. Thanks for making sure I had healthy teeth despite my attempts to avoid brushing. Thanks for looking after my sisters as they gave life to my nieces and nephews. Thanks especially for nurturing the twins when they entered […]

  • Autumn

    I’ve been wanting to get back out on my mountain bike for months. As much as pulling the kids along is great fun(!), there’s nothing quite like shooting through the trees, twists and turns of a good single track. So I made a last-minute decision to go for a ride today, and what a lovely […]

  • My Travel To-Do List

    Having never been much of a traveller, getting a job that means at least two trips per year has led to a big change in my attitude about travelling. In fact, the day I joined the company I was in Lisbon meeting my new team mates! Since then I’ve been to Park City, New Orleans, […]

  • New York, New York

    Thanks to how awesome my job is* I recently spent a few days in New York. It was the first time I’d visited New York and although it was a short trip packed full of meetings I got to see some sights 🙂 Highlights included; My first (I think) propeller plane flight. Seeing Untappd used in a […]

  • Someone should do a thing where you can print postcards full of facts that counter Daily Mail bullshit to enable an army of people to go out and slip into copies of the racism rag posted in cafes, pubs etc. People who pick up the DM will find themselves reading a card educating them on why what […]

  • The SEO Prayer

    Our Google, who art in Mountain View, hallowed be your Matt Cutts. Your Googleplex come, your search results be done, online, as it is in heaven. Give us this SEO, and deliver our traffic, and forgive us our keyword spam, as we forgive those who spam against us. And lead us not into temptation, but […]

  • New Orleans

    My job is so terrible at times. I had to spend a whole week in New Orleans at the beginning of March. Awful. Just awful.* We stayed in the Garden District and worked at this lovely place: We actually got a lot of work done – even working into one of the afternoons we had kept free […]

  • Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

    A few weeks ago, for a work trip, I spent a couple of nights at the Grassmarket Hotel. It was a bit more interesting than the usual so I wanted to post about it. Arriving at first, there was no-one to greet me which was a bit disappointing but it seems the bar next door is […]

  • 30

    I stole this idea from Matt.* It’s been quite the year. My mini-me had just turned one year old at the start. I gave up seven years of freelancing to become a salaried employee again, with the fantastic Code For The People, who six months later sold me to Automattic.** Lots of travelling was had. In August, […]

  • Mountain biking over the Shropshire Hills AONB

    A few photos from a mountain biking jaunt over the Shropshire Hills. Photos here licensed under CC-BY-SA.