Back at City, ready to teach journalism again. 18 months ago, I walked out of here during one of the production weeks, completely unaware that it would be so long before I’d be back.
But it’s good to be back.
Officially back in London.
First commute to London in 18 months. It’s… quieter.
Slightly perturbed to discover that my daughters think that I’m basically Izzy Moonbow…
Day 2: It’s never fully dark, down by the river. #mboct
There’s something quite nice about a day so wet and blustery that you feel no guilt at all about just chilling out in the house.
Day 1: My daughter couldn’t resist reaching out to touch these fishy up-cycled spoons at the Artisans’ Market. #mboct
A dramatic evening beach walk.
Macro mode on the new iPhone is pretty impressive.
Selfie shot with the new GoPro Hero 10.
Gotta say, shipping the new GoPro in a plastic bag somewhat undermines the “plastic free packaging” messaging…
Quite a sunset over the river tonight.
And yes, that includes washing it.
Today’s exciting lunch break: cleaning the tent post-camping trips.
My classy, elegant meeting space this morning…
One of the things I love about visiting Woods Mill is that you can get beautiful images before you’ve even left the car park…
Our lunchtime companion at Woods Mill.
By the river’s edge.
The inverted man.
So, about the Doctor Who news…
Merely a meerkat.
Is it even social media if you don’t occasionally post photos of your lunch?
Not something you see every day in Shoreham…
I much prefer the feel of matt dust jackets when reading a hardback book to glossy ones.
How can you not?
Evening on the Adur.
Self-solving tech problems are my favourite kind.
Up at stupid o’clock for a podcast guest appearance…
Concert time down near the Beach.
The Bear on the Adur.
Having a coffee in Tom Foolery with my daughters. It almost feels like the old days again. ☕️
I’ve done the double! 💉💉
Coffee date with my youngest.
Beach walk selfie.
If you ask me, this is nothing but a pile of junk.
Luca, the new Pixar movie on Disney+, proved a perfect Father’s Day watch with my girls. It’s a simple story, but the richness lies in the relationships and characters, with a surprising amount of subtle shading in their behaviour.
Well worth a watch. 🍿
Fathers Day gifts from my girls.
Another afternoon’s remote training ahead…
Friendly wee chap in the churchyard this morning.
First library visit since the first lockdown! 📚
Now, that’s better.
Birthday party in progress: pin the tail on the Gnasher…
I’ll be honest — editing these photos is making me hungry.
Lovely afternoon down on the beach.
It turns out that our local church uses some rather dated tech…
Always worth taking time out to feed our feathered friends.
On Wednesday morning, I hit a low. My family has been lucky during the pandemic — none of us have caught the virus (as far as we know), and we haven’t lost anyone. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been an impact. For me, the main impact has been on my mental health.
The near-destruction of my business a year ago has shaken me profoundly. It’s eroded my sense of self-confidence more than it should have, and left me prone to bouts of bleakness. I hesitate to call it “depression”, because I don’t have a diagnosis, and I know people have it a lot worse than I do. But it’s there, I need to acknowledge it and learn to live with it, because I don’t think it’s going away any time soon.
Some frustrations that morning — a couple of pieces of work I thought were in the bag turning out to be far less so — sent me spiralling downwards. One situation in particular felt like a very personal rejection, and was probably what triggered my bleak mood. I can still feel it haunting me a couple of days later.
I had to pull away from social media — Twitter especially — for a while, because it’s not good for me at the best of times. I toyed with the idea of starting to look for a job again — something I haven’t done seriously for nearly a decade.
And then, I remembered that I am self-employed, and that I am so for a reason. I really am my own boss, and I can take time off if I need it. I declared the rest of the day a mental health day for myself, and took myself off to Worthing to do a couple of chores.
Once they were done, I gave myself permission to just wander, explore. To see new places I hadn’t seen before, something I haven’t really done in over a year now. I followed the main street in Worthing far beyond where I’ve every gone before, and after I passed the tertiary retail and the empty units, I started finding some interesting wee shops off the side-streets.
And, my goodness, did I feel better afterwards. I hadn’t realised how much I missed exploring for its own sake, going new places and finding new things.
That made me realise that maybe I need to rebalance my time again. As a natural result of the pandemic-driven downturn in my business and the lockdowns, my world had pretty much shrunk to my work, my family and my neighbourhood. It’s not any slight on those three — all of which I love — to say that I clearly need a little more than that in my life right now.
It’s certainly worth a try.
The beach is going for drama this afternoon.
I have done a democracy. 🇬🇧
It’s lovely to see the vegetation sprouting again on the beach — a sure sign that summer is on its way.
🎵 You’re driftwood… 🎵
So happy to see Apple go back to colour in the post-Ive era.
From our trip to Wakehurst last week:
Finally, I’ve had my post-lockdown haircut.
Hazel, Dora and the leaf skeleton
I think my daughters might be prematurely middle-aged:
Sometimes it’s amply clear that these are chalk downs:
Easter walk at Woods Mill.
There’s a metaphor here about nature and technology…
Up and at ‘em early this morning for a last pass on a really interesting research report I’m editing.
Spring really came to Shoreham-by-Sea, yesterday. I took advantage of the lockdown easing to have a bonus lunchtime walk.
I do like to get down and dirty with a server once in a while:
The very old and the very new in a port town.
Last night, we finished the last of the Christmas mead — just in time for spring.
New boats in the Adur.
Not this way, apparently.
Down by the harbour wall.
This is not the real view from my house - but neither is it a Zoom background…
The Shoreham Harbour pilots’ boat coming back in after meeting a container ship offshore.
Spring is here!
The Ernst Hagedorn coming into Shoreham Harbour this afternoon.
They really want the train to stop #worldbookday
It’s very much a Gray Day today.
Taken this afternoon.
Spring is coming.
Cooking “last day of half term” pancakes for my daughters.
New fancy coffee brewing method to kick off the weekend right.
First take-out coffee of the year.
I do like the geometry and colours of this image.
This sign has met a premature end, but I look forward to the day when its ilk are no longer needed.
Finally got a flexible boom arm for my Mevo streaming cam. I’ll have my home training studio just about perfect by the time we go back to training face-to-face!
It may be cold, but the beach is the beach.
I think they’re plotting something.
I’m not saying it’s cold — but here’s a frozen boat we found.
I think we were making him nervous.
9 days until we need to homeschool again. Bliss.
One of my joys during this year of lockdowns and restrictions has been rediscovering photography with a camera, rather than a phone. My trusty Canon M50 has seen a serious workout, as I’ve turned my daily walks into an opportunity to really focus on and capture the peninsula where I live.
I hadn’t been paying much attention to the development of Canon’s M-series of mirrorless cameras over the last few years, but I was becoming slightly frustrated that, with my lens set, I couldn’t easily capture most things with one lens. And when you’re out walking with two children, on the beach, in windy conditions, lens swapping is not always an option.
And so, I was delighted to find out that there was now an 18 to 150mm lens that would be perfect as an all day lens. But I was less delighted to find out that it sells for nearly £400 — which was more than I can justify right now.
However, after a couple of weeks eBaying old camera kit I no longer use, I had both more shelf space, and enough money in my PayPal account to pick up a second hand lens on eBay.
Here are two photos, taken from exactly the same spot, at the extreme edges of its range:
This is great. I’m really looking forwards to putting it through its paces on our daily walk today.
Not the morning conference(s) I expected to be attending at this point in my career, but it is what it is…
Team Tinworth lockdown work and homeschooling station for the day.
I would read this.
Well, I suppose it counts as snow.
When you head towards the beach, it’s easy to forget that Shoreham is still very much a working harbour. But a walk up the riverside quickly reminds you that it is. Yesterday, we saw one of the fishing boats bringing in a catch.
We found a great hagstone yesterday.
More low tide discoveries.
Low tide adventures.
Shoreham-by-Sea fishing boats.
Another day done.
This bit of boat decoration is cute, unless you’ve seen Toy Story 3, in which case it’s vaguely horrifying…
Low tide on the Adur.
Oh, marvellous. Well done.
Low tide on a rainy afternoon is not the most photogenic time in the Quay.
Scenes from homeschool:
👧 “What does ‘dour’ mean?” 👱🏻♂️ “If only there was some sort of book that listed words alphabetically alongside their meanings.”
Plenty of people enjoying the waves down at the Beach today.
Evening on the beach.
On the shore.
I’m not sure this is going to work.
Hard to argue with this message.
Bit wet out today.
Dusk on the boardwalk.
Brighton by night.
Shot on Shoreham Beach, at dusk
Socially-distanced beach walk.
A cold and frosty morning on the Beach, and it’s not lifting.
I sometimes think that winter beach is the best beach.
Less than 12 hours to finish a book and meet my reading challenge goal…
How I’m embracing a life in Tier 4 lockdown.
Beach life in Tier 4: where better to take your permitted exercise?
Evening on the beach.
Lovely weather for a Christmas Eve beach walk.
Oh, elf. How I hate you.
Oh, do you remember when we used to go to “coffee shops” and other people would make coffee for us?
Kids today wouldn’t believe that.
Breakfast of champions.
A restaurant in Île de Ré, from back when I used to travel overseas.
And go to restaurants.
Frost on the roofs this morning. The girls were very excited. The adults, less so.
Didn’t take them long to find the refilled feeders.
Spending far too long looking at video of myself has been one of the major downsides of the pandemic.
It was a gorgeously foggy morning this morning:
Lovely day for a beach walk.
I’m saying “goodbye” to an old friend this morning. For the last 23 years, whenever I’ve been working at my desk, across three different properties, this old, battered lamp has lit my work. Last week — in the middle of a lecture — it finally, catastrophically fell apart.
I didn’t even choose it. It came into my life because my girlfriend of the time was working at Terry Farrell & Partners, a firm of architects. They were having an office refurb (or was it a move? I can’t recall at this distance) and she grabbed some things that were being thrown out.
She left it behind when she exited my life and, amusingly, my relationship with the lamp has lasted well over ten times longer than my relationship with her… But I’m proud that I’ve used this thing that came my way for so long. This lamp has had over two decades of extra use after it was first consigned to the bin, and in an era when we’re ever more aware of the climatic cost of a throw-away culture, this small choice has proven to be surprisingly satisfying.
Revamped online lecturing and training setup working well. 👍🏻
Facing the sea.
Quite proud of this:
Hello, Big Sur.
(That sounds like something from a really bad prison movie: “Jim, if you want to survive in here, you need to keep Big Sur happy…”)
Today’s experiment: my Canon M-series camera as webcam…
Met this chap on our beach walk today. Seemed nice enough, but not very talkative.
It’s not exactly puzzling why we chose to live here, is it?
There’s something utterly magical to me about beaches in the off season, when it’s just us die hards out there…
Birthday beach walk with my daughters.
Have to say - I wasn’t expecting to be spending time in A&E on the first day of lockdown.
So, lockdown it is, from tonight. I’m very lucky to be living very near to these places. It’s going to be much easier for us than so many others.
Autumn roof, from below.
Misty, dreich morning in Sussex.
Lovely walk with the girls, despite the dreich weather.
Another day in front of the ring light…
Ah, the BBC’s Autumnwatch. Balm for the soul.
Half term adventures.
I walked up into Old Shoreham yesterday, to pick up some things. It’s interesting seeing the traces of the old village concealed within more modern housing.
Shoreham Beach, 8.55am
Lo! There comes a Toast Cat!
Shoreham Beach, UK / 2020-10-14 / 8.49am
Walking home around the quay after dropping my children at school. I’ve lived here for 10 years, but I’ve never stopped feeling like I’m on holiday the whole time because I’m by the sea. I hope that never changes.
On the sofa for the Apple announcements, and my daughters have joined me…
Shaping up to be a nice Autumn day down by the river.
Morning beach walk.
I love our beach.
Incredible light streaming into the house this evening.
That’s quite a sunset.
Fear my mighty traybake powers.
Spending my evening editing the videos of yesterday’s lectures.
I know how to live.
Lecturing kit, COVID-19 style.
A promise of new life.
Fantastic day out walking with the girls. So tired, but so happy.
And finally, we have the app.
Oh, sweet joy. iOS14 has brought emoji search to the iPhone. 🙌🏼
That URL looks completely legit and I shall be claiming straight away. 🙄
Weekend cooking. 👌🏻
A nice early autumn surprise in the garden.
Everything wrong with both Facebook and internet fandom in one screencap.
Look at this cute fellah.
A buzzard, drifting lazily over the Woods Mill car park.
Into the woods.
Evening sea swim.
I’m doing my best to keep the bird feeders topped up today. The sudden cold snap means they’ll be looking for food more urgently - and some of them will be preparing to migrate.
Rainbow over Shoreham Beach yesterday.
Sitting by the sea while my daughter has a socially distanced outdoors Rainbows meeting.
Managed a little time on the beach before the rain hit.
I couldn’t figure out why my mouse wasn’t working this morning, until I turned it over.
Well played, daughters of mine.
Sea swim with my tiny limpet. 🌊
The “aircraft engine housing and car wash brushes” look for garden gates is in, in, in, this summer.
After a week of glorious sunshine and sweltering sunshine, it’s a relief to see clouds overhead again. Oh, it’s still warm, but it’s the lack of sunshine that’s the point. It’s freeing. We’ve been to the beach, and over the river to town. My eldest and I cycled, without becoming sweaty messes. It’s been a lovely day.
I know this is heretical in a sun-worshipping age, but you can do so much more outside on days like this than in the relentless heat of a sunny day. You can stay out longer, you don’t need to avoid the middle of the day and, most of all, we’re not inundated by half-dressed visitors.
Oh, I know this is very much a first world problem, but our beach gets absolutely bombed when the sun comes out. It’s been far worse this year, as people who are — quite understandably — choosing not to go abroad this year head to the local beach instead. We don’t go to the beach much on sunny days. We’re happy to cede that to others, because we get to use it for the rest of the year. We can swim when there aren’t people messing around in powerboats and jet skis where they shouldn’t be, and can enjoy an autumn or springtime picnic on the beach.
The sun’s gone in. The vistors have stayed at home. And the beach and the river are ours again.
There are worse places to catch up on a few emails.
Upgrade for our Zoom future.
Right here. Right now.
Evening in the Quay.
Stunning skies yesterday evening.
This was a very long time ago in the Cairngorms.
Pandemic pleasures: being at home enough to keep your Hotbin composter at a steady temperature of nearly 60C. 🌱
A rather busy key worker at Nymans yesterday.
Lots of people using the slipway behind our house today.
This sunflower has self-seeded from below our bird feeder. What a lovely surprise.
Sign on the equipment in the local playpark. One day, it’ll be an historical oddity blithely ignored by children for whom it’s an irrelevance.
Roll on that day.
The Isles of Scilly, a decade ago.
An additional mask, now they’re compulsory in shops.
We get some surprisingly big ships on this stretch of the river.
My eldest daughter loves performing. She never voluntarily passes up the opportunity to be in the limelight.
I suspect she gets it from her paternal grandmother. Here is my Mum performing in an amateur dramatics production sometime in the early 1960s.
Darling buds of July.
Girls in the wood.
Window in the canopy.
A momento of my old life as a hotel and restaurant journalist.
It turns out that 1970s and 80s Lego is still exciting to today’s children…
Evening swim selfie.
Evening on the beach.
Evening in the garden.
Early evening beach walk.
Homeschooling break in the garden.
Vivid memories from a holiday to Malta very nearly 20 years ago.
The view from our back garden in Dollar, Scotland, 30 years ago.
Photo by my late mother.
It is just possible that 1989 Adam was trying a bit too hard.
Malta in early autumn 2000. While the clothes certainly date it, the complete absence of phones is quite remarkable. Just a film camera and a chunky video camera.
I am middle-aged enough that I really am very excited about my new compost bin. 🌱
Phew. My MacBook Pro just scrapes into the Big Sur compatibility list.
This time next year I suspect I’ll be choosing between an Apple silicon replacement - or going all in on iPad Pro for mobile computing.
When the Rampion Wind Farm was announced, I was worried about its impact on the feel of the beach.
A few years on, I’ve grown rather fond of it.
Kitesurfers on Shoreham Beach
Hit a million views on Unsplash.
An old schoolfriend of mine, Nichol Wheatley, has become an accomplished and talented artist. And yet, he remains a lovely bloke. ;)
With art shows on hiatus for obvious Covid-y reasons, he’s having a studio sale - and there’s some stunning stuff in there. Do check it out.
Quite a sky this evening.
Better broadband please. kthxbai
Evening on the beach.
Nice evening for a swim…
Shoreham Beach is a rare vegetated shingle habitat. And it’s just coming into bloom now.
First sea swim of the year. 🏊♀️
Kite surfers off Shoreham Beach.
My wife is making two cups of tea - for herself.
This is going to be an interesting day…
Beach school this morning.
Actually made it to the beach for the first time this week.
I have won the viral apocalypse.
Please send tribute.
Lockdown bank holiday camping.
Yes, that’s our back garden. ⛺️
A stunning late afternoon down on Shoreham Beach.
After three mildly stressful days, the results of the PCR jury are in: and I’m clean.
(I was asked to take a test as part of a research study, not because I was symptomatic.)
That’s about as socially distanced as it gets.
Moody sunset last night.
This fella dropped by while I was lounging in the garden.
Our family lockdown exercise. I love these three so very much.
Bluebells in the garden.
I’ve got the perfect background for the next few Zoom meetings.
Very professional, I think.
Evidence, I think, that my daughters are handling this lockdown more productively than me.
The worst of it?
I can’t even eat them. I’m milk intolerant.
Ballet class via Facebook Live.
Spectacular caterpillar nest in a tree.
Prepping a video for the local church. Not how I expected to be using this kit…
Testing video setups is much harder when you actually have to share your home with the rest of the family while you’re doing so…
Socially distanced martial arts classes begin…
Mum, Christmas day, 1983.
Life blossoming in the espalier trees.
Somebody is being far too generous about my linguistic competence.
Shooting random time lapses, because why not?
Seven’s a good age for learning to code in Swift, right?
One for the Blake’s 7 fans…
Here I am in the Stockport Advertiser in July 8th 1976:
Oh my, oh my.
Blossom in the garden. Nature’s beauty continues, oblivious to our anxiety. And it is a balm for it, too.
A quick history of technology lesson - now the girls understand why the return key is called the return key.
Computing lessons with Mr Tinworth. The pupils are learning that there’s more to iPads than games.
Well played, Beach Deli. Well played.
Highly socially distanced beach walk. Hoping the idiots who are carrying on as normal don’t take that from us as well.
That’s one way of social distancing.
Doing Brownies at home.
Not one of my better timed recent purchases…
Looks like the whiteboard has arrived - ready to start delivering courses remotely.
All respect to the Debenhams marketing team for giving it everything they’ve got in this moment…
Social distancing at my local coffee shop.
Good day on the hagstone front.
Pleased with this one. The print is long gone - it was in display in a photo cube and was bleached out years ago. The negative was loose in my parents’ junk drawer for decades, and was badly scratched up.
One scan, an hour’s work on retouching, and this is the result:
So. After supper Iris gets down, grumbling a bit. And then sits in the corner assiduously writing.
This is what she hands to me.
“I have just eetn (eaten) the yoyos and I am still hungree”.
4 years old and issuing her first letter of complaint.
I am so proud.
I’ve been taking photographs for a long time. I was a photographer as a primary school child, using the cheap cameras of the 70s that my parents would buy me. And that means I have a lot of negatives from very long-gone formats. In particular, my earliest photos are on Instamatic film, of the 126 and 110 varieties. You can see examples of both below:
I’ve been progressively working my way through my much larger 35mm neg collection, but up until now, I’ve lacked a good way of scanning these older formats. I could scan the photo prints, but some of them are faded, and what’s the point of hanging onto these negs for decades if I’m not going to use them?
I did buy a cheap Veho scanner a couple of years ago that claimed to be able to do scan the negs, but the results were not good. I knew I could get better results from these negatives. I was contemplating sending them off for professional scanning, but the quality of the photos, in many cases, did not seem to justify the cost. Surely there must be a way I could use my existing film scanner?
I put in an order, and waited impatiently for 10 day until they arrived. (They were shipped from the west coast of the US.) Here they are:
I scan using VueScan software on my Mac. It is also available for Windows.
I put the scans into cloud storage, and then edit on my iPad Pro, using a mix of tools. I start with Pixelmator Photo for tweaking colour, levels and so on. I then clean up the dust and scratches using the healing brush in the iPad version of Adobe Photoshop. I used to do both stages in Pixelmator Photo, but I recently discovered that Photoshop’s healing tool works much faster, saving me significant amounts of time.
Here’s some early results from the 126 film:
And a first example of 110 film:
None of these are great photos. But they’re some of the only images I have from this period of my life, and so it’s great to have access to them digitally, at last.
A London hairdresser marketing its way through Coronavirus.
Cleaning up negative scans in Photoshop on my iPad is quite soothing.
Well, the course I was running today may have been cancelled (yes, Coronavirus-related), but the view early this morning on the way to the station was lovely…
Well, the panic buying is clearly still happening. This is Waitrose in Worthing a few hours ago - toilet paper and paracetamol sold out.
Post-Nature Tots babychino from the Woods Mill café.
After school beach club.
Spectacular sunset as storm clouds approached this evening.
This made me chuckle:
I was doing some site analysis for a client, when it occurred to me that I’d never registered my micro.blog account for search console, or anything like that. So I did. And then I ran it through Page Speed Insights.
Well played, @manton. Well played indeed.
A day of exploring with my girls. Making progress on a long walk.
Iris is having an artistic moment.
The girls appear unimpressed by my efforts to get them to go for a walk in the face of Storm Dennis
Watching the boats on the Adur rise as high tide approaches.
Plain old driftwood.
Actually getting out of the house to work – it’s far too rare at the moment.
This was the garden at 8am this morning, after the worst of Storm Ciara had passed:
Not too bad, although things aren’t looking great for the potted Christmas tree.
I was planning to sort this out around lunchtime, as a work break. But I ended up legging it to my daughter’s school in a hurry, to take her her water bottle before she went into class. And, as I had my coat and boots on anyway,…
20 minutes of quick tidying (and refilling the bird feeders) later:
We got off lightly, despite being in a coastal AND river location. We’re pretty luck about how sheltered we are from weather coming off the sea. (Gales blowing down off the Downs and along the Audr are a different matter entirely). In fact, much of the Quay is looking surprisingly tidy, and many of out neighhbours have been out sweeping and tidying. All very minor.
Others have not been so lucky.
Laterns above the Adur
One of the nice things about Shoreham Beach is that, as a protected and rare habitat, we get a good range of plant life, even in winter.
Spot the children’s beginning reading book.
I’ve never come across any device that’s better for writing on than an iPad. There might be a big ass Mac behind it, but the wee iPad is perfect for squeezing words out of my brain.
Took a riverside walk today. It’s a good reminder that Shoreham-by-Sea is still very much a working port.
Lovely hagstone find on the beach just now.
Hagstones - the sea’s beautiful gift for the mindful.
Brighton, from Shoreham Beach.
Quite a day, down on the beach…
Guess how this ended…
The house in the woods.
I’m pleased with this for 49p.
There’s a slug on the kitchen window this morning. Our kitchen is in the first floor. I can’t decide if this slug is ambitious or has had a lucky escape from a bird…
Dry January? I’ll drink to that… 🥃
I’ve reached my daily reading goal on Apple Books. I’m using it to try to push myself to spend more time reading long-form, and not just articles on the web.
Currently reading: Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods. Enjoyable short fables about trees. 📚
Sunset on the Adur.
I included this photo in my latest Engaged Reading Digest because I like it so much. It’s very calming.
Happy New Year, you.
I have reached the point in coffee fussiness where, after being disappointed with a coffee when brewed with Aeropress, I switched to a different brew method - and really enjoyed that coffee.
There’s no hope for me now.
Quite a sunset yesterday.
Somebody’s turned down the contrast on Sussex.
Plenty of drama in the sky off Shoreham Beach today.
Perfect weather for trying out my Christmas coat…
Just an intimate dinner for a few chums, wot.
A very Victorian Christmas at Tyntsfield.
I think this bauble crop is nearly ready for harvesting.
I found my parents’ old tree angel, so she’s back in service after a decade off.
Paint the whole world with a 🌈
After school beach trips - not just for the summer!
Frost hit last night. I think autumn is done and winter is here. ❄️
My Podcast playlist for Sundays has the best episode names.
Finally, the coveted micro.blog 30 day pin is mine.
Shoreham’s looking festive tonight.
Spam of the Beast
Canary Wharf was starting to look festive earlier.
Lovely Autumn day in Shoreham-by-Sea - between the rain, at least.
Toy justice is swift and brutal in these parts.
This may be the most perfect Star Wars image ever.
Fingers crossed that I am on the final stage of a difficult evening, and will be home for a whisky and bed within the hour. Literally my entire evening wasted on queuing and travelling.
My top artists on Apple Music in 2019.
I’m not a raging brony. It’s my daughters.
Yo dawg we heard you like Moodle so we put some Moodle in your Moodle so you can Moodle while you Moodle.
Beautiful Remembrance service at Church of the Good Shepherd this morning. The two minutes’ silence with the waves crashing on the beach is always moving.
Funghi at Woods Mill.
Before and after.
Well, hello Photoshop on iPad.
“Media style” 🤔
Such a beautiful crisp, autumn morning, with a lovely “after the storm” feel.
Spending the day liveblogging Open Data Camp 7 in London.
Stickered up for the day.
Early start to London. Not what you’d call busy at the station.
Pretty much her idea of heaven.
Breakfast of champions
Lovely sight to start the morning.
Still a few traces of summer in an autumnal morning.
Through the library window.
Gotta say, my old school friend the artist is pretty fancy these days…
Nice to have company for my daughters’ martial arts class.
Either this gentleman doesn’t understand One Man & His Blog’s audience - or I don’t…
New GoPro day…
This was a fantastic session by Eliza Filby from NEXT conference last month, looking at the characteristics of the generations, and how we should raise Generation Alpha.
Now, that’s a sunset.
Do you think she’ll give me a lift home?
Woods Mill this morning. Although autumn was clearly in the air, you wouldn’t know it from this photo.
Ah, the 70s.
Not often I look back on conference food with affection - but the NEXT conference lunch bowls were epic:
A tense moment at fairy hospital: will Vidia fly again?
I think this is my favourite of the new watch faces in WatchOS 6.
Portrait mode on the iPhone X: still a winner.
Current status: 🍷 🛋 🇩🇪
Today’s workspace at #next19
This end of Reeperbahn is a bit whiffy at 8am.
What’s outside our universe? A thought-provoking talk to kick off #NEXT19
Such a fungi to spend the morning with. 🍄
Fabulous day for Nature Tots.
Treating myself to a nice aeropress coffee after my wet and windy walk. ☕️
Some stunning flowers at Nymans today.
I made this!
My lunch meeting has arrived.
It’s been a long time since these two shared a spot in my dock together.
Don’t look now folks, but I think autumn might be here…
Shades weather, innit.
A day when I find a new pretentious coffee shop is always a good day.
So, the reason for my silence here over the last couple of weeks was that I was holidaying in a nearly bandwidth-free place.
And it was lovely. Just taking a first pass through the photos now.
Possibly the most manly thing I’ve done all year…
Pub sign angles are a surprisingly good guide as to how windy the day is…
The garden was in fine form today, in the few moments I could steal away from work.
I hit my daily Move goal for the 1,000th time. Result.
This one still works.
Found some ancient history…
One thing I’ve learnt about myself in recent years is that things like Apple Watch straps and GoPro sleeves (like this one) make me disproportionately happy compared to their cost - as long as the material and colour are right.
Very happy with this one.
I think this photo pretty much sums up my life.
Practicing the art of productive procrastination, by tidying up my Ulysses app.
Today has been rather posher than normal…
We be rollin’, they be hatin’
My eldest on holiday last year.
I think my authorised app connections to Flickr need some updating… (iPhoto 2??)
ln defence of selfies - an interesting take on the social context of photography and sharing.
I do love the feel of the new “grove” style Apple Stores.
Listening to Andy’s 20 year journey at the Flock event in Shoreham-by-Sea.
Oh, DJI. I’m not sure encouraging non-consensual voyerism is the right way to sell your products…
Many PostIts died to bring us this strategy…
It’s all glamour in the consultancy business, I can tell you…
Looking lovely in the evening sun… 🌻
Getting a bit dry round here…
This really was not the plan for this afternoon.
The street where I grew up.
I have a suspicion that a child may have used this seat before me…
Busted the macro lens out, too…
Teeny, tiny frog.
Tree-mendous Fathers’ Day.
Crafting time chez Tinworth.
Here’s one from the archives - that’s me on the left, taking a photo of the chief scout, during the 75th anniversary of scouting celebrations in 1982.
Seeing this magazine on sale in my local newsagent is odd. I associate it so strongly with my Mum and my childhood, it seems almost incomprehensible that it’s still going so long after she died. A silly reaction, I know.
Boats on the Adur
Just preparing my notes from this morning’s Digital News Report 2019 launch event for publication - how refreshing to have an all-female panel at a journalism event:
I find upgrading firmware on devices a surprisingly satisfying process.
Nice to be heading up London late enough to drop a bag off at the charity shop and get a coffee from Tom Foolery.
Of all the things to find, a shopping list from my Mum, who has been gone over a decade:
Go on. Guess which option I picked.
Working on a Friday, unusually, due to a day swap with my wife. Throughly dreich out there today, so working seems better…
Those elongated ovals from the new version of the TV app seem to be a major design trend in iOS13.
Screen break beach walk.
Nice view as I crossed the bridge this evening.
Today, I have made all the fritters.
Today’s beach life:
Extinction Rebellion die in at the Shoreham by Sea farmers market.
I love this photo of Iris in the woods from yesterday.
Working on old negative scans does make me miss the grain and texture of film photography - but I really don’t have the time to indulge in it any more.
Sunday adulting. 🌷
Fascinating how much cars date photos, even after “just” 15 years.
Big fan of the Extinction Rebellion art style.
The guest WiFi at Twitter UK’s pretty good…
Easter egg hunt 🐣
And here’s the final image of Adam, a sculpture at the Eden Project, shot back in Spring 2004.
There was a lot of construction work still happened at the Eden Project back in 2004. I loved these art plants that part screened the construction. Nice hard hat fruit.
Eden Project, 14th April 2004
Ah, my weekend reading is here.
Woe betide any pony that fails to perform to the expectations of Iris.
May not have thought relative mug and scanner positioning through properly…
Wow. Early 2010s-era One Man & His Blog. In many ways, the “classic” era of the site…
Something my daughters will never do…
The current batch of negatives I’m scanning right now really capture a moment in time. They must be from 1999, one of the more significant years in my life - and 20 years ago, almost exactly.
The first few photographs are of the woman who was soon to be my ex-girlfriend in the flat we shared (and, honestly, the coming storm was written all over her face in those images), while the next batch were of a party at the flat of the woman who is now my wife.
Those really were a few months that changed my life forever, and in ways that were only good.
However, the deep sadness is that one person in those images is no longer with us, passing too, too young.
Plenty of pain in those images and the memories they evoke - but also joy. I wouldn’t surrender either.
Spring appears to have arrived in our garden.
10 Mothers’ Day without you, Mum. Still missing you.
Thought for the day:
Just spent 8 hours in this room with a great bunch of journalists and communication pros, talking editorial analytics. I really enjoyed it. I hope they did, too.
Beachscape with fisherman and detectorist
My daughters have very carefully, precisely and secretively placed 10p coins under their chairs. I love them, but sometimes they are very sinister.
Oh, dear. When did I enter that demographic?
The “Revoke Article 50” petition is closing in on ¾ of a million, and gaining about 3k signatures per minute.
Joining the rest of my family in marking World Down Syndrome day:
Yay. My micro.blog Kickstarter stickers are here!
This makes me very nostalgic for an earlier era of Apple.
This is my new pride and joy.
A year or so a switch flipped in my head. The more I watched vegetable trimmings, teabags and coffee grounds go into our bin, the more bothered I became about it. Those were good resources, resources a damaged planet badly needs, and we were locking them away for centuries or more in capped landfill sites.
I hated it.
Our council doesn’t offer kitchen waste recycling, so the only option open to me was home composting. My wife took some persuading, but a few months ago, with agreement, I ordered myself a beehive composter, and for the last two weeks it’s been sitting in the back garden, happily accepting anything I throw its way.
I’m a novice - I know I am. I’ve only had a composter once before, back when I lived in Lewisham. But the garden there was not what you’d call accessible. It was down two flights of stairs, once you were out of the front door - and then up another flight of stairs. And to get to those you had to escape the back door, which was heavily bolted. I always assumed it was that way due to break-ins before i moved in, but I never found out. But those bots sure as hell slowed me down.
Now, my new composter is just outside the back door, and there’s so much more fun to be had. (Yes, fun. Don’t @ me.)
There’s so much more to compost than there used to be. For example, Waitrose have just started sending their organic bananas out in compostable bags. Magazines are arriving in similar bags. Even my local coffee shop is providing compostable coffee cups and lids. In they all go.
Yes, this is fun. I’m looking forward to turning over the compost in a month or so. I’m looking forwards to watching how effective all these compostable materials are. I spend so much of my life in front of glowing screens, something like this is just such a refreshing change. And, let’s face it, with the state of the planet, every single change like this we make helps, just a little.
I had awesome wallpaper as a child. (That’s not me - it’s a school friend).
Mum & I, outside Stirling Castle, in the early 80s.
Fun down on the beach today…
Love the cover of the latest @standartmag by @grigorybabich. Stunning work.
Coffee with Eevee!
Journalism clearly needs new business models. Yesterday’s panel discussion at news:rewired had some interesting ideas.
The Adventures of Rapunzel and Mildred Hubble. #worldbookday #worldbookday2019
Utterly self-indulgent blog post of the day: What the heck is GoPro doing producing a limited edition colour of its flagship camera?
We really didn’t spend long on our customary Sunday beach walk today. Storm Freya is battering the UK and, while we’re on the edge of it, my three year old was still in danger of being blown away…
Bit of a token clean today as the girls were in danger of being blown off the beach by storm Freya. #2minutebeachclean
Iris made a nest at #naturetots #sussexwildlifetrust
My goodness, but these are appealing to me.
Today’s Iris obsession: liferings
I preserve the secrets of @nextconf by making my notes basically illegible to anyone but me.
Stunning evening down by the Adur.
Shoreham by Sea’s sign game is 💯 this morning:
Drinking today: Edgecumbe’s AA Kisii Peaberry ☕️
The fam at @nymansnt
Beware the beach #illuminati
Totemic discovery on today’s #2minutebeachclean
Sunday beach walk
Own up. Who left the window open last night?
Either it’s foggy - or I need new glasses.
Word of the day, courtesy of an @ernestjournal back issue… slubberdegullion is official part of my word hoard now.
Fog is making the Adur impressionistic today.
I have a Brydge keyboard for my trusty old 9.7 inch iPad Pro and I suddenly have my perfect on-the-go device.
I call this piece “the entitlement of SEO spammers”. 🖼
Winchester does ruins magnificently.
This is not at all disconcerting.
Beautiful sky over Winchester this evening.
For the last couple of months, my daughters and I have been doing a #2minutebeachclean pretty much every Sunday - concentrating on the same small patch of the beach.
While it’s been delightful spending the time by the sea, playing with the girls, and watching them become more aware of their environment, the sheer volume of plastics we’re pulling out of that small patch of the beach is depressing.
It’s been a case of not really realising the depth of a problem until you stare it in the face — and it’s making me think about all the purchasing decisions I make, but also what else we can do as a family to help turn this around.
What have we done?
I know all the hip joints!
Still can’t quite believe that I turned down the chance to work on this beauty - but it was the right decision at that time of my life.
Productivity in the home office this morning: could be better.
First signs of spring. (Which means it’ll be snowing within the month…)
Late night London.
Scenes from a beach walk.
Now, that’s my kind of article.
Despite the cold, it’s a really lovely day here on the coast.
Even a little snow makes a three year old joyful.
The mighty thaw is well underway on the Sussex Coast.
That’s looking more like snow.
Apple kills Google’s internal apps as well.
I like the ceiling in here.
If you squint, you can see the snow. Just.
A calmer moment in a stormy day by the sea:
Shoreham may be blessed with one of the best library views out there.
Daddy/daughter baking day.
The latest issue of @anxymag is here - all about masculinity. Time for a coffee and a read.
One that required a bit of focus, but not too much. Bring on next month’s #AppleWatch challenge.
No wonder my chair was uncomfortable - I’ve been sitting on this for the last hour:
January 2018 in photos - looking back at a year ago.
A cold and frosty morning on my way to London.
Gorgeous day on Shoreham Beach. The sun is counteracting the cold nicely.
Suffolk coast, January 2001
It’s been a stressful week, but the view from my office window is incredibly calming today.
My hard working film scanner doing its thing.
I can also see a meaningful boat out of the window. There may be a meaningful oat on the floor, after my daughter dropped her porridge this morning.
Fresh out of the film scanner: my late father and I in the mid-90s. Still miss him.
Guide’s badges in the 21st century: vlogging
This is my regular reminder to myself that actually posting to One Man & His Blog does wonders for my traffic…
Nice morning down by the river.
Bedrock rock beds.
Moody day in the beach. (Can you spot the Iris?)
I have a nasty feeling Iris is pretending to be me…
Grabbed the opportunity for a quick beach walk this afternoon. The beach is very much in winter mode, biding its time before it bursts into spring colour in a few months.
Warrior robots in a coffee shop.
Lovely day at Nymans.
A pre-New Year party for the little ones with some wonderful neighbours. Perfect way to end the year.
Well, this year was all about the Shoreham-by-Sea landscapes… #topnine2018 #topnine #bestnine2018
Crime in progress, but the lookout is on watch…
Lady who lunches.
Beautiful moomin show. Iris loved it.
Moomin magic is about to begin.
Moomin magic (and mischief) about to occur…
Iris at the Box Office.
Look, someone 😇 has made our local heros more festive.
Beach walk, ‘cos it’s Boxing Day innit?
Down by the Adur.
(Boxing Day walk)
The children are less enthused by this stage of the meal preparation…
Prepping Christmas Dinner while watching the Countryfile Christmas Special. Because, yes, I am middle aged and middle class.
Time to get the turkey in.
Today has challenged my understanding of the word “elf”.
Apple Books has published six exclusive audiobooks this week, showcasing six great first listen titles read by celebrity narrators. The books themselves are all public domain works from Pride and Prejudice to Winnie the Pooh, recorded by Apple and released in the Book Store for free.
If you have an iDevice of some sort, these are well worth grabbing. The narrators include Karen Gillen (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kate Beckinsale. (Underworld series, etc).
Hello. @manton delivers Christmas three days early!
Strong and stable. Spoiled for stabilised filming right now - working in some tests for my blog.
Oh, the irony.
Early Christmas present to myself. Uh, I mean to my work. Uh, yes, my work. That’s it. cough.
⚠️ Warning - photobomb in progress…
New green belt
Barbados, November 2011
My sister-in-law has a PacMan coat. 👌🏻
Morning coffee feels very festive today.
New coffee shop, new part of London. Oh, the consultancy life.
Five years ago today:
10 years ago today.
Not what you want to see outside your favourite coffee shop in the morning…
Time to choose a Christmas Tree 🎄
The angel of cheekiness descends…
This morning I am catching the OMGEarly train to London.
The new @blogosphere_magazine is here, so I’ve done a tasteful #influencer style shot to celebrate. 😇 #blogospheremagazine #bloggers
Ready to Webinar…
One of the interesting aspects of consultancy life is getting small spells in a whole range of offices. You assume that all offices are basically the same, but that really isn’t the case. And it’s fascinating.
My downtime on ghost(pro) last month… …didn’t exist. For the third month running.
Nice work, @tryghost team.
Looking good on the way back, too.
Different view for my “commute” this morning.
Dr Pancakes is IN.
Success - new belt! #soobahkdo
Testing times for Iris… #soobahkdo
I feel this e-mail subject line is unlikely to be bettered today:
Iris wants you to know that she has pizza 🍕
While I do still love a good paper book, there are times that digital books are just so much more useful, especially in non-fiction.
There’s no place like gnome
5 degrees, rainy and grey. British autumn is here at last.
I’m slightly concerned that I appear to have grown up in the last few years. Despite the exciting and shiny new iPad Pros released last week, I’m still more than happy with my 2 plus year old iPad Pro 9.7. It does everything I need it to. And my MacBook Pro is around five years old, and I’m not planning on replacing that either. What has happened to me? I used to be a “twitchy after two years” guy.
MediaGazer is really good at inflating my ego in a really unearned way, by putting me in some amazing company:
Touching. I feel very special…
Stunning autumn morning in #shorehambysea
I need to have words with my teenage self about keeping negatives clean.
Only seven months between episodes…
Here’s my incredibly sophisticated micro casting set-up, using Wavelength on my phone…
Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting typos…
Over a decade since my first download from the App Store. Not much use now.
11/11/18 - we shall remember them
Thou shalt not pass
Aberdeen, I am in you. #odcamp
Me during the first half of the Apple event:
Me during the second half of the Apple event:
Getting spooky around here.
It seems clear that Zuckerberg has a more total control over Facebook than, say, Jobs ever did over Apple: Facebook’s Flawed DNA Makes It Unable to Fight Misinformation
Now, this is an old pen. #sixapart #movabletype
Our back garden tree is handling the daily countdown to winter admirably.
Hey, you, the library crew.
My contribution to the digital fix debate is out in print… …in German.
Revisiting Next Conference, aurally. 🎧 Oh, to be in a Hamburg coffee shop now!
Many #interhacktives hands make…
It’s that time of the #interhacktives year…
Blogging is dead…
…unless you’re in fashion, where you’re influential enough to appear in marketing emails.
Firing up Final Cut Pro, and seeing if my aging Mac can actually handle some 4k with decent proxy media settings.
Queen of the whole damn forest
Just a fungi to be with.
Having a very Brighton morning.
Brighton, I am in you.
I’ve just been pottering around editing some old photos, from our last pre-children holiday. Two days after I got back, my life changed forever in two ways: we agreed to buy a house, and I realised that my time at my old employer was up. I was figuring out what to do next, and so these photos have never had the attention they deserve.
I’m enjoying coming back to them with seven years’ distance.
I used to shoot a lot more landscapes back then…
Now, that’s what I call release notes. 💯 👌🏻
Feeling guilty about accidentally leaving my reusable coffee cup behind.
The weekend finishing on a high note.
The new raincoat passes muster.
Stunning weather up on the South Downs today.
What a stunning morning,
My family is actively trying to reduce our use of Amazon. This talk from @t3killer at #NEXT18 was an inspiring look at a possible future for local digitally-driven retailing.
Andrew Keen’s five point plan for fixing digital, from #next18.
September in one second every day. #1seme
Why do I aim to be at the station soon after 7am, when I don’t start lecturing until 11am? This is why:
Working in MacOS Mohave’s dark mode. Interesting - will take a while to get used to (if I stick with it).
Hamburg, this afternoon:
My kind of place.
Rolled up foam for chairs. Interesting. (Haven’t dared try one yet.)
The #next18 live-blogging station set and ready.
Apparently hotel Wi-fi doesn’t always have to suck.
All wristbanded up for @nextconf and @reeperbahn_festival #next18
I have a desk mate for the afternoon…
Leaving behind a grey London for Hamburg and @nextconf and #next18
Beach Life, September 16th
The babychino basked in the afternoon sun, blissfully unaware that a predator was about to pounce…
Nice to see them cracking on with the flood defence work.
Perfect day for a walk on Shoreham Beach
I spent ages earlier looking for my green screen cleaning cloth.
I just found it.
I’ve been scanning some old negatives in a pretty random way - just grab a packet and scan whatever’s in there.
This particular film was shot in late 1994, or early 1995, when I was working on The Publican, a now-gone magazine for the pub trade. I think the last 10 or 12 photos are why the film exists. They’re of a cellarman course I went on as part of my job. I appear to have “burned off” the rest of the film by shooting a load of random images around Charing Cross.
And they’re fascinating. On one level, you realise how little structure of these streets has changed in a little under 25 years. But the clothes, vehicles and branding on the shops is what gives away just how long ago this was.
Gone to seed.
Testing a new mobile working set-up, with the iPad Pro 12.9 and the new Mark II Brydge keyboard…
Homework time. #backtoschool
Pre-school shoe fitting. Hazel needs new school and casual shoes. 💰🙄 (grumpy Dad mode in full effect.) 😂
Deploying the @fabsilofficial to renovate an old #tent
Testing my original tent from 22 years ago! It’s not been used for 8 years, but is still in good nick. Need a little re-waterproofing of the fly, and then the girls can use it.
Testing the waterproofing on a 22 year old tent.
More of nature’s bounty
Camp life. #camping #newforest #campingintheforest #ashurst #outwell
(Doing a first pass on the photos from our camping holiday).
Cycle racks in place. #shorehambeach #shorehambysea
Perfect day for a beach walk!
Watching the babychinos being made in @tomfoolery.coffee
Wands: serious business.
Amazing weather for a day at @springbarnfarm - not too hot, not too cold and some dramatic skies!
I have earned this today.
After the rain…
Thanks for that, Netflix.
Enjoying my copy of @standartmag #nobodybuysbooks and my @aero.press winner collectors card
A basket full of soft toys
Sunday afternoon crafting.
Once upon a time, I was generally excellent.
Not getting on the wrong side of Iris if I can help it…
Gotta say - I’m proud of my wee girl.
The time has come…
Bluetooth keyboard for an iPhone? Sure!
Happy post-holiday reading.
The worst typo when you meant “general”
Sunday morning is coffee time!
Hazel’s getting really good now.
New belt for Iris.
My little ninja’s successful first test. New belt!
Is Apple doing away with its in-built book printing services? Did I miss an announcement?
A place in the shade, an espresso, an iPad and my daughter’s Rainbows troop in the distance. Good living. 👌🏻
That was a long time ago. The book is browning at the edges…
Good morning. Hard at work in my favourite coffee shop.
Beer, beer, beer… what?
The sheer hell of living here on a day like today… 😇
These boats need some TLC, though.
Down by the coast is the best place to be in this heat.
I’m a bit at a loss as to what to do with my account here. Due to some weirdness, I’m paying for it twice, once as a blog only account, once as a blog+podcast account.
It’s more than just the cash, though, it’s also the fact that I essentially have two accounts under the same name, each building up their own (separate but overlapping) sets of content.
My tickets to support are going unanswered.
I enjoy micro.blog, but not so much that I’m happy to pay twice for one service, which is what’s happening now. And meanwhile, every time I post, I don’t know which content bucket it’s going to end up in. So the pain of untangling the situation gets worse - and that makes me really reluctant to post.
I suspect my only solution now is to backup both accounts, nuke one of them, and try to figure out which one went, and import that one’s back up.
Wish me luck.
If you ever hear from me again.
Astonishing to think this space tech is 19 years old now…
Not sure this is a great message for the future of the journalism business…
Happy GDPR day!
Astonishing. Bitcoin may be undoing decades of progress on renewable energy:
By late next year, bitcoin could be consuming more electricity than all the world’s solar panels currently produce — about 1.8 percent of global electricity, according to a simple extrapolation of the study’s predictions. That would effectively erase decades of progress on renewable energy.
I have to confess, I paid basically zero attention to the royal wedding in the build up to it. But seeing the royals give a hearty two fingers to the racists we’ve seen rise post-Brexit?
I’m ready for the flood defence works to be finished now. (I’m grateful and all, but…)
New reading matter.
The last five weeks or so have seen me away from home on business more than I’ve ever been before. I’ve been to Europe, the middle east, America and various parts of the UK. It’s been fun, and rewarding both professionally and financially.
However, it’s also been exhausting, and left me well behind on my e-mail. With that comes little problems like not getting new work booked in, and not keeping up with my invoicing.
I’ve blocked out this week for working from home in Shoreham-by-Sea, and this morning has been a rare block of time sat at my own desk, in my own home office, getting stuff done. As I sat down at 9.30am this morning, I had 450 e-mails in my inbox. That’s down to a manageable 40 now.
Having 3.5 days ahead of me to just get work done without any travelling on the agenda is a blessed relief. I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying being in Shoreham. And I’m enjoying being productive.
And on the way home…
That was worth the walk.
Gosh, look at all the women in Facebook’s reorg…that aren’t there.
First water shoes day of the year.
A shellfull on the beach today. 🐚 🐚 🐚
And exactly how am I meant to do that on a plane?
Possible epic RickRoll in my near future. #ifswoco18
Hello, Belinda Carlisle #ifswoco18
Mr Rick Astley working it tonight.
Room not found.
Probably not worth worrying about on the last day of the month.
Here we go again.
Sunday morning beach walk.
Sailing under stormy skies on #shorehambeach
Calm out today. #shorehambysea
Not hard to guess where I am today…
I really love portrait mode on the iPhone X. It lifts ordinary snapshots into something quite special.
Worthing #worthless campaign.
The thing I loved about Saturday’s education protest is that it wasn’t the normal suspects, but angry parents and children exercising their rights to protest.
Home made protest signs are the best protest signs.
Just another Saturday afternoon protesting school funding cuts.
Heatwave evidence discovered on Instagram:
Well, that does look like we’re having a heatwave, doesn’t it?
This one’s growing up terrifyingly fast.
Such a shy, retiring girl.
First pub garden opportunity of the year. ☀️ 🍺
British Airways Boeing 787 for the night flight home.
Sometimes hotel corridors look marvellously sinister:
Today’s office view:
On a @british_airways @boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi. Premium economy for the night flight.
Walking the #hotelcorridors
Today’s office view.
You can’t beat moody lighting and flowers in a hotel reception, can you?
Nice to have a hotel right next door to the client.
Happy with my room. Now to get some 💤
Oh, cool. iMovie for iOS updated for iPhone X - and now uses Metal for video processing. I can’t wait to try it.
Rule for life.
I love this piece of art in the courtyard at the University of Maastricht.
Seat of learning.
Not a happy chappie.
Maastricht station is quite impressive.
This chap does not look happy.
Maastricht station is quite something.
Heading for the continent on the Eurostar.
For the first time in what seems like weeks we had some lovely weather yesterday. I grabbed the opportunity to walk with the girls up the Adur, on the riverside walk which is temporarily open during a lull in the flood defences work.
We had a really lovely lunch at the refurbished Amsterdam pub. Once the river walk is permanently open again. I foresee us doing this a lot more often.
Flood defences going in behind Riverside Road. #shorehambeach #shorehambysea
Easter holiday forced route march with Daddy.
I ain’t afraid of no dentist…
Spring has sprung.
I’ve found my band name.
Got the wok out and did a stir fry for the first time in an age. Thankfully, the girls ate it…
Open RSS reader. First screen is mainly obvious April Fools. Close RSS reader.
Flood defences looking good.
Editing photos from last summer is making me excited for this summer’s return to France.
Blog post of the Beast. 😈
Reading stage 8 celebration cake 👏🏻
End of a long day. Tom Foolery pit stop on the way home. ☕️
The App Store appears to be quite unwell this evening.
I find cooking the traditional Sunday roast a meditative experience. It really helps me unwind.
Upping our feeding game here in team 10, @zgarbz 😛
Haze bounced back enough to go to her class - and the first step towards her green belt:
First step towards her green belt.
Talking of change l finally found the time for a much-needed haircut this morning…
Change is coming…
The tracks that will make life hard for Southern commuters tomorrow.
Very festive. Just a bit late.
This is why I’m in London on a Sunday Evening. Running a course tomorrow, and that looks like enough for Southern to start getting twitchy about running trains…
Sometimes, I forget how lucky I am to live somewhere where I can take photos like this from my home office window.
It’s technically spring here. ❄️ 🙄
Ah, the joys of spring.
Oh, a lovely, tiny kickstarted type nerd joy has arrived:
Nice sight waiting for me in my local coffee shop.
Bad instagrammer leaves it a bit late to photograph his coffee.
Rain does not interrupt play.
Still missing you Mum, even after all these years.
Rain interrupts play.
Serious signs of #spring in #shorehambysea
Love in the city.
Digital artist in the making
The snow’s back, but not really settling too badly.
Doing our bit for the birds. Poor blighters.
Just snow dusted here this morning.
Nice to see Nosy Crow featured in the App Store today - I spoke at their conference a few years ago.
I love the fact my @fieldnotesbrand notebooks are always a mix of my work notes and my daughter’s writing practice.
Tinkerbell prepares for school… #worldbookday
On my way to a London on a cold, snowy morning.
Got up to London super early today in case of snow problems. Thus I had nearly two hours in a café to catch up on work. Really nice.
It was a chilly, snowy sunrise at #shorehambysea station this morning.
New desktop background:
This was a nice surprise on our doorstep
School run looking a bit different this morning.
Church looking snowy. #shorehambysea
That looks chilly. #shorehambysea
Snow’s reached Shoreham-by-Sea, then…
Typical commuter trying to exert dominance by progressively pushing his MacBook Pro forwards.
East Street in the snow. #shorehambysea
That’ll be settling snow then.
Kinda looking forwards to these flood defence works behind the house being done now.
Something rather lovely has just arrived: The Secret History of Mac Gaming.
I backed this an age ago on Unbound, and it’s great to have it in my hands after 18 months. Looking forward to diving in over the weekend…
Nice spot for lunch.
Dramatic sunset this evening.
The great KFC crisis of 2018 continues…
Dramatic sunset in #shorehambysea
The great KFC crisis of 2018 continues.
Down by the Thames.
Cute artisanal coffee shops make dreary London days better.
Iris is having a happy morning.
Beach adventures for the girls earlier.
Day’s end on the beach.
More signs of spring
Signs of spring.
Seems legit. 🤔 #mylittlepony #myhappyhorse
Gorgeous day to spend at @springbarnfarm
Tiny, British iPad
Pretending to be a pirate, but actually fighting a lazy eye.
Avast there, me lubbers
All you need is… #love #valentines #valentinesday
Gimbal time. #djiosmomobile2
Home is where the Pod is…
Big sky day.
Big skies in #shorehambysea
New flood defences in place. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
I really was lucky to grow up in such a breathtaking place…
It looks like we got ourselves a reader…
Beach walk selfie 🤳
Cleaning up some scans of old, damaged slides. This is a mid-80s fencing competition in Scotland.
Saturday morning in the coffee shop.
Another view of Shoreham by Sea, one that might disappear soon.
Dinner on the go. Busy life when you’re five!
Here’s an unusual view of #shorehambeach from #shorehambysea
Going old school on music today…
What a stunning morning here in Shoreham-by-Sea
What a morning. #shorehambysea #riveradur
Surprisingly fun lecture today - possibly because had a lower turnout than normal - but really engaged, enthusiastic students.
Yorkshire puddings in progress…
Yorkshire puddings in progress…
Cold. Rainy. January. Rioja time. 🍷
Twilight in the churchyard. #shorehambysea #sussex #churches #churchyard
Good morning. #amblogging (h/t to @danblank for doing his version of this every day…)
I imagine purgatory is much like Hayward’s Heath station at 9pm on a Wednesday.
I imagine purgatory is much like Hayward’s Heath station at 9pm on a Wednesday.
Stop. Coffee time.
Pretty impressive departure lounges at CDG
Here we go again… ✈️ SIN to CDG
Rain and traffic. It’s Friday night in Singapore. 🇸🇬
The rather deadly looking meeting rooom art that’s been hanging over @nchanglin’s head all day.
Nice casual working spaces here.
Not a filter. Anti-solar gain dots on the windows of the building.
Rain and newspapers in Singapore.
Hello, oh wandering bag.
Great space for a day’s training.
Remembered it! (KLM doesn’t allow Bluetooth headphones)
Long haul economy face…
Crucial long-haul detail sorted.
Off on my travels.
Long haul economy face. #longhaulflight with @klm
Back in the smoke.
That was a day well spent.
Beach Life part 3678 #shorehambeach
Iris modelling for me. Want to know what this is about? Link in bio! 😇
We’re all vintage around here today.
We’re having a vintage moment. #oillamp #victoriana
The big iPad Pro has become my favourite way of working in surprisingly short order. I’m only turning to the laptop when I really need it now.
Danger: man at knowledge work…
Stop. Hammer time.
Life comes at you fast, Mr Cameron.
Surprisingly good likeness
Crafting with Hazel. This is fun.
Daddy/daughter crafting morning.
New Year beach walk!
Happy New Year, all!
Walker on the beach. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach #beachlife #beachwalk
Out playing with their Christmas brollies in the British weather…
Christmas razor dodger.
Here’s my #2017bestnine - India, Ilé de Re, branding, a watch strap, Hazel in @tomfoolery.coffee and lots of #shorehambysea landscapes
Giving the Christmas Brollies a workout…. ☔️
Me rocking the denim leisure suit. #muchlatergram
This feels optimistic.
Down the pub with Pinkie Pie
Merry Christmas all! 🎄
Despite appearances, not actually a parody, alas.
An angel prepares… nativity night.
Beginning to think I should do something about my dandruff…
Lovely winter mornings. Perfect for walking.
Popped downstairs from my home office to see tree decoration in progress…
Ena is watching you. #enasharples #shorehambysea
Tree time 🌲
Deep in the downs, there is a farm…
Sweets from an elf!
Hazel is rocking a hipster vibe here…
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas.
Today’s office view
Stunning morning, despite the sub-zero temperatures.
As sunsets go, that’ll do.
Not a bad sunset, all things considered.
I fear Iris may have inherited the mad scientist gene from her mother…
Christingle night: children and fire, always a popular combo… 🔥
More evidence that Christmas is coming.
I think Iris is enjoying the season…
Coffee shop office kind of a day.
Another day, another training course.
Today, I am mainly training.
Flood defences coming along nicely.
It’s not even December yet.
The iPhone X really does do much better in low light than its predecessors.
First portrait mode pic from my shiney new iPhone X
Hazel PoP. iPhone X in portrait mode
So, doing that B&W challenge thing that’s doing the rounds on FBook:
Sometimes it feel like nothing changes around here. And sometimes it feels like everything changes…
A symphony in yellow…
Hazel and Iris stalking their natural prey: a bride
Adur sunset. 🌅
It’s that time of the #Interhacktives year again… (h/t to @neilperkin for introducing me to this…)
IT HAS BEGUN
Terrible things happen to pumpkins around here…
That moment when you discover the only reward you get for a bunch of hard volunteer work -credit - has gone to someone else across a year’s worth of work. 😡
This may be the reddest pub I’ve ever been in…
Storm tossed seaweed floating upriver in the Adur.
Found a clue as to why Condé Nast is closing the print Glamour…
Well, #autumn has most certainly come to #shorehambysea
Iris “enjoying” a pub lunch…
A babychino symphony.
Orange belt celebratory cheesecake.
Lively crowd for a 60th… 🎈 🎈 🎈
Farewell, Hamburg. It’s been fun. #next17 is done. Can’t wait for #next18
Post #next17 coffee tour stop 2
Found a fancy coffee shop for post #next17 chill out.
This is how #next17 ends.
Top quality sci-fi dome for a tech conference… #next17
Ah. @nextconf and @reeperbahn_festival - two great tastes that go together so well… #next17
Looks like the right place… #next17
St Where, you say? @zgarbz
Beach life part 237 🌊
Today is a taunt @paulbradshawuk day.
Fair to say that Iris is pleased with her @svahausa dress!
Bellingmug for being part of the #bellingcat crowdfunding. #journalism
Precious thing - and memory #doctorwho
Not bad as a #sunflower goes.
Selfie in the sea
In a tree. Doesn’t want to go home.
Ice cream and adventure; it’s what the summer holidays are all about.
Not 100% sure I have their attention…
I love living here.
Reading challenge and babychino #animalagents
Stop. Sticker time.
I think Hazel might be excited. #mylittlepony
I feel Hazel is pleased with this #mylittlepony poster
Piles on the beach
Nice to be home and enjoying ☕️ at @tomfoolery.coffee
Privée. #France #laflotte #door #sign #îlederé #iledere #latergram #travel #travelblog
Juice and deep thoughts from a little thinker.
Watching, by the beach
This may be the worst sign in the world. #coffee #latergram #îlederé
Social video training for @journalismnews’s @newsrewired + package… 🎥
Butterfly girl 🦋
Beach Dreamin’ - ready to take my girls on the @beachdreamsfestival parade…
Some fun bits of history on a client’s walls…
Supporting #pride in a subtle way today. The limited edition #applewatch Pride band is just lovely.
Feeding the beasties
Play barn life…
Final sunset in Kerala.
However will I cope with the endless misery of business trips?
Non-training, non-travel day - so a chance for a leisurely #breakfast.
Day 3. #socialmedia
Starting the day in India.
Here we go…
Just possibly not in Shoreham any more…
Always good to start the day with a little light adulting:
iPad artiste at work…
One of our @insectlore butterflies stopping to say goodbye to Iris as it leaves.
Visiting Tinpot Towers.
New evidence emerges of the real reason for the dinosaurs’ extinction… 🍺
This really is a beautiful beach. People under-estimate the beauty of a shingle beach.
Stormy beach life
Oh the bench, I wait.
Just a Foolery for lunch
Poker (red hot)
Sometimes, London, you’re unexpectedly weird.
Hazel is here, and would like to discuss kicking your butt. 🙂
The towering burger-erno 🍔
Best start to the working week.
Really enjoyed #DME17 - link in bio for coverage
World’s worst boy band member #dme17
Up, up and away (again).
Breakfast in the yurt 🍳
Sign of the (connected) times…
Enjoying @tomfoolery.coffee’s @horshamcoffee in the woods…
Hard at work at @tomfoolery.coffee
Just call me Easter 🐣Craft Master
Spring, joys of
Pony crafts… #mylittlepony
A single sign that’ll make you glad you’re a grown-up.
Monkey spotting 🐒
Foreman of the sandpit at work… 🚧
Lunch in the park @gardencafehove
The past and the future…
Beach life. 🌊
End of a lovely day at @springbarnfarm. Lambs and bouncy cushions and swings and sandpits and lunch and soft play mean two very tired children. 😉☀️ 🐑
Hipster Instagramming in progress.
-6c in the hotel car park this morning. Nice ice effect on the car, though. ❄️
Preparations for Spring…
Pod life. #airpods #apple
Chilly morning down by the Adur in Shoreham #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
End of the weekend. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Big thoughts from a little person.
I have been permitted entry to my brother’s hallowed wine cellar…
Apparently it’s all about the landscapes. And me, when I was young, centuries ago. #2016bestnine #best92016
#cold and #frosty. #leaves #winter #ice
Aldgate East is not what I remember. Admittedly, that was 20 years ago.
That’s a nice, festive reception.
Counting the marshmallow haul @tomfoolery.coffee
Moody morning on the Adur
We really have to do something about the #pokemon infestation in this house.
Something different about Hazel today. Can’t quite put my finger on it.
High on the Dyke in the Downs
Girls in da wood
Portrait of the man as a young student magazine editor
2nd Autumn for Iris. The first where she can really enjoy leaves.
City lights of old London Town.
I think she might be a bit weary after school.
THE place to be in Shoreham on a Friday night - if you’re four.
Last of the summer #sunflowers
She’s getting good at this.
Stunning morning light in the living room this morning.
Post-school Daddy/Daughter treat.
Land (green and pleasant)
Preparing to fly
At a gig. Like a young person.
I detect evidence of workshopping…
This man designs for Facebook.
Hanging out in nightclubs. During the day. For work. Uh-huh.
I’m in the Excite room. 😏
The flower displays here are quite something.
Morning in KL.
Not exactly the mamil dream…
Work in progress.
I feel a sudden pain in my future wallet.
I went pro. #gopro
German supermarkets are more exciting than British ones. Apparently.
Variety is the Steiff of life…
Coffee - at last.
This holiday is not going to plan.
Suffering the standard Southern Rail thwarted anticipation. #southernfail
The city, never sleeping. #newyork #manhattan #latergram
Down in SoHo…
View from the office. #newyork #prisma
I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m an Englishman in New York…
This evening’s sky chariot…
Behind the station.
I’m looking forwards to hearing Pidgey’s thoughts on social video at #newsrw
A celebration cake, abstracted.
There’s no escape from baby jail.
Mini coffee fiend (via Pixma app)
Feeding the swans
Yes, yes, I am compensating. Thanks for asking.
Suited and booted on my way to the @solarteamgb launch.
Nothing like gravy with home-grown rosemary and thyme. #cooking #sundayroast
This week’s reading is here…
And so it begins… #mylittlepony
Too cool for the paddling pool.
Pub night. #bitcam
It’s the #octonauts early 90s #Bitcam edition…
I’m dithering. #bitcam
Dramatic skies over the church. #shorehambysea
Tom Foolin’ (and posting this using the new iOS share sheet, not the app…)
Friday night, down the pub with these two reprobates.
RSA event time…
“You are a good blade. I shall bathe you in the blood of my enemies.”
War was waged here…
Beach bloom #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
There are eight different ways I can kill you with this, Daddy, unless you provide chocolate cake.
Double @Drawnalism #odcamp
It’s #odcamp time!
Evening light #shorehambysea
Bridge to nowhere. #shorehambysea #misty
Morning conference with my office mates. #homeoffice #legominifigures #smurf
Unashamedly Instagramming my #breakfast.
A little catchup reading… #blogging #bloggers #ukbloggers #ukblogger #blogospheremagazine
Pinky Pie. Apparently.
Reach for the sky. #cranes #construction #building #architecture
Adventure Team Tinworth… Go!
Beach life. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Hmmm. Cover lines of @blogosphere_magazine #blogging #bloggers
Newly-minted yellow belt little ninja…
Queen of the coffee shop.
Not a popular decision, it seems.
Love a classic looking pub.
Things I don’t miss about living in London #521
This afternoon’s office.
Iris and I partied out on Christmas Day. (Photo from my sister-in-law.)
Oh, la la
Misty morning. #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Oh, yeah. That’s why I live here. #shorehambysea
As nosey as they get…
Tom Foolery does breakfast!
Our en suite is looking dead glamorous right now.
My room in Lewisham circa 1994. #MacLCII #applemac #lewisham #1990s
Howzat? A piece of #cricket history.
Those eyes, Iris.
Always nice to carry a touch of Shoreham into London with me.
The clouds doing drama again… #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Buying a print newspaper? With my reputation?
That’s what I call an evening… #shorehambysea #shoreham #sunset #twilight
Sunset on #shorehambysea
Finishing the day with coffee and cake…
Spring in Hassocks?
A little night #blogging listening to Simple Minds on #applemusic
High tide. #shorehambysea
Hazel prepares to face Storm Imogen (or Immy, as it’s known in this house)
Kicking off something rather cool… #britishsolarchallenge
Beach running girl.
Backstreet #brighton #latergram #red #night #instagood
Adur afternoon #shorehambysea
Finishing the day with an espresso @tomfoolery.coffee #dorasdaysout
Dora on the train. #dorasdaysout
Dora doing some digital strategy at @brilliantnoise #dorasdaysout
Another day of adventures for Dora. #dorasdaysout
Who is this girl of mystery?
The #woods await. #misty #sussex #devilsdyke #forest #latergram
Another tag on the white belt for Hazel.
Iris likes a pub.
Top quality views at the Devils Dyke today
On my way to teach the #interhacktives. It is (a) too early and (b) too cold
Morning in #shorehambysea
Daddy legs proving useful in avoiding bumps for a new sitter…
In case there was any doubt…
Deep in the downs, @springbarnfarm
There’s always something to look at in Brighton…
That’s no moon…
Small Batch Brekkie
Taylor St Brighton RIP
Surprisingly lovely morning.
New headshot, from @icreatelife_ 📷
Can we talk about these ears, Dad?
Not sure about this parking strategy.
Gorgeous light after the rain this morning. #latergram #shorehambysea #shoreham
New mobile #blogging setup on test. Liking it so far…
Down at Iris level.
MC H.PoP in da house!
Cousins at play.
Coffee and a new Apple Watch strap. A very satisfactory Christmas so far…
Biscuit bear is angry.
Waiting for Grandma
Sneaky coffee with slumbering Iris.
Looking lovely and Christmassy in my favourite coffee shop, @tomfoolery.coffee
Party dress for the festive period…
Breakfast by the coast
Somewhere out there, the sun is shining
Last London commute of the year.
It’s my chair, Dad!
Mistimed leaving @tomfoolery.coffee this morning…
Some sort of subtle message here. Not sure I’m getting it…
London feeling almost Holmsian tonight.
Those glorious 15 minutes between finishing your chores in town and collecting your daughter from nursery.
The moment you realise you’ve been wearing this sticker all through a day-long training course.
Thanks @stuccatora !
Artic winds do not deter Hazel the Explorer.
Commuter breakfast. Sheer glamour.
The girls Tinworth
Not sure the spirit measures are seeing as much use as they should…
Possibly the worst drawing I have ever done on a whiteboard.
From small #acorns
Making a break for it…
Headcorn. The name shouldn’t make me laugh - but it does. 🌚
Finishing the day very acceptably at @tomfoolery.coffee
A brief visit to Brighton, concluded. I can’t believe how little time I spend here at the moment. Need to fix that.
Beyond decadent and into bourgeois with my train this morning.
On the rails again.
Here’s a coffee shop that knows how to treat its customers right…
Where has the great fiery sky ball gone?
iPhone 6S doing a good job in tricky light…
14 liveblogs from #next15 - I think I’ve earned this.
Shiny happy German people.
I’m at a music festival. Is this my mid-life crisis hitting?
Epic flying weather this morning…
Off on my travels again…
Here we go again: #next15
Hello, old friend. #ipod1 #ipod1stgen #ipod
Day 4: starting to look like a Brighton creative. #selfie
“Designer” stubble #selfie
Morning in the tent house
Not quite Cordon Bleu. But tasty none the less.
Hazel and her charger…
Damn but filling these rings is addictive. #applewatch
Skies. Also, not square.
Candles from the Bridge of Lights, remembering the dead of the Shoreham Aircrash
Bringing the cute. And a silly hat.
“Morning, Daddy. I saved some cute for you.”
Lovely patterns in the sky this evening.
Back in the UK, and heading off to see my girls,
Well, this is creepy.
Students at work.
This is what a journalism department looks like in Singapore…
This part of the day inspired by @neilperkin 😎
Human resource excellence: that’s me.
I have new glasses. Did I mention?
Time to sing for my supper…
Swapping SIMs - because the idea of being offline is unsustainable. 😎
It’s pretty here.
Friday night is fine for flying.
Iris: just chillin’
Iris is leaf-watching again.
Iris is gripped by my sparkling conversation…
Turns out that the airport café is a distracting place…
A small army of original #lego space figures…
The great explorer…
Sussex from above (ish)
Just hanging around #olympus #camera
Ladies and gentlemen, the design stylings of Mr @dnhydn - devoted to the service of two nearly 3 year olds…
The woods await…
Enjoying the view from Devil’s Dyke.
And she did.
True dat. #shorehambysea
Heaven is lying next to your sleeping baby daughter on a rug in the garden, under a gazebo and letting a Saturday summer afternoon drift by.
Just time for a cheeky #espresso before collecting Hazel. #shorehambysea
Evening on #Shorehambeach #shorehambysea
Mighty sky giraffe judges your sin…. #beachdreams #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Warning: Canard hookers #beachdreams #shorehambeach #shorehambysea
Beach life. #shorehambeach #shorehambysea
Not a bad place to start a working day.
The Langham and the Beeb… #London
#London from on high
Sunday in the #pub
11 year old iPod mini - still working. #iPod #ipodmini #apple
Tell me, friends. Would I make a good hipster?
Polling station #selfie #ge2015
Brother and nephew
Afternoon light and a coffee
Evening beach walk #shorehambeach #shorehambysea #beach #boardwalk #latergram #twilight
Evening in the churchyard. #shorehambysea #trees #shadow
Still and misty this morning on the bridge, as I head up to London for the second last time pre-baby.
Photos for Mac is here…
Doing a big, scary technical thing. With coffee.
Faded flag. #shorehambysea #shorehamhouseboats
Playing is hard work
My TV isn’t enjoying #leadersdebate
H.PoP and the seahorse
Hazel is doing Instagram, while we wait for Sammy the Seahorse. This is her photo.
Morning in the Cotswolds.
Oh, dear. #commuting #thameslink
Now, that’s a #sunset
Finally, a candidate I can get behind. #doge #votedoge
The five essential ingredients of a good event (at #odcamp)
Getting ready for #odcamp day 2 - by mainlining #coffee (art by @drawnalism)
Morning #commute, #ominous #cloud edition
pre-#dawn #commuting #shorehambysea
Daddy daughter #selfie
Beth talking to her #interhacktives successors
Ladybird cake. On a stick. Oh, yes.
City Newspaper MAs via the wand of Narcissus… #cityoj
06.35 hours. What does the “0” stand for? 0h my God, it’s early. “Early” for me is now “out of the house before Hazel wakes”.
Shoreham by Night
Gorgeous blue skies today
Made with @instaweatherpro Free App! #instaweather #instaweatherpro #weather #wx #shorehambysea #unitedkingdom #day #winter #cold #gb
Sometimes toddler play looks indistinguishable from a horror movie.
Been a while since I did a #haircutselfie.
Hazel missed the Princess memo… 😊
My nephew has been bitten by the #lego #ninjago bug
Like father, like daughter…
Morning on the bridge. #shorehambysea #light #dawn #sussex
Winning awards for coffee, not modesty, in #shorehambysea #coffee #tomfoolery
Inspired by @masakepic, here’s dawn light over #emeraldquay in #shorehambysea on #tuesday. #lookup
Some improvement needed… #shorehambysea #shorehambeach
Lovely #sunset on the #Adur with #shoreham in the background.
One job, boat, one job.
Morning coffee with Dora
Dora in position for the afternoon session at #meaningconf
Dora auditioning for a speaker slot at the next #meaningconf
Dora the Explorer… (Hazel’s toy has come to work with me today)
This looks like a job for… BatSpoon! #batman #comics #dc
Oops. #boat #sunk #adur #shoreham
After the thunder storm, yesterday #latergram
Everything’s better with a stick…
Remains of the babychino
Workspace, from on high #selfiestick #picstick
Bing user group meeting…
Sunlight in the trees #nofilter
Evening over the Adur #nofilter #sussex #shoreham
Getting my Yosemite beta on today…
The crow, it is nosy.
Obligatory social media lunch shot
Cheating on @smallbatchcc and feeling dirty. #whathappensinlondonstaysinlondon #beancheat
#cloudporn from this morning… #latergram
It’s work, I tell you, work!
I confess: the code for Poitiers airport always makes me snigger…
I serve the thirsty fish…
#harvest #fruit #blackberries
Evening on the Adur
Playing on the Beach
Standing on the beach… #latergram
Oh, sweet bliss of in-flight charging. 😊
Up, up and away…
Lunchtime treat now my toddler is sleeping…
Self quantification ahead… #jawboneup
The #beach in bloom…
Wrong on so many levels. #marmite
Back in #berlin
Finally got a decent coffee in NYC
Hazel’s getting the hang of this coffee grinding malarkey…
Hazel’s breakfast (first course) #fruit #food #breakfast
Sunrise over the Adur - #sunrise #river
Yum. #burger #newyork #fries #latergram
Afternoon coffee at @trufflesbakeryltd at Shoreham Airport
Looks like New York to me…
I’ve nicked something from @neilperkin to use with the #interhacktives :-)
Today, I train. For learning is good.
Nice afternoon in London Town
Two #coffee mugs. One for each hand. #thatkindaday
#lunch in progress…
Winter sun on the #beach
That’s a win… @smallbatchcc in #shoreham-by-sea
#leweb bloggers - serious business
Strangest #hotel corridors ever…
Strange ducks they breed in these parts…
Hazel and I are making art!
Ah. #london #architecture - that’s better.
It’s before 9am and I’m taking photos of a #pub. What does this say about my life?
That @neilperkin draws a mean skull and crossbones…
Tunes station while Hazel sleeps in the car seat.
I may have a battery “problem”.
Training and thinking…
Night flight to Venus. No, wait, it’s Gatwick. Never mind. #easyjet
Welcome to #berlin
Waiting for my flight to Berlin…
#kingscross #architecture #roof
Sweaty, slightly drunk ma’n who keeps bashing his Thinkpad against my MacBook Pro in an aggressive way…
Look at this pebble, Dad!
How to do interesting things at boring conferences at #bcsmu
He’s behind himself… #bcsmu
Coffee and calls #starbucks #phone #mobile #bluedress #landcam
Looking up. #tree #leaves #summer #sun #blueskies
On a mission in the garden…
Finally found a use for my #hellokitty pen (a joke birthday present) #analogcamera
Bad teddie. #brighton #graffiti
Another day in baby jail… ;-)
Sunday tasks… #gardening
Find me on #Path!
Towering, not revolving #analogcamera
In the Kebab & Calculator for dinner… #youngones
About as British as it gets… #fishandchips
Keynote speaker @peterjamesuk talking peers, queers and racketeers at #brightonsummit
Mr @steveinbrighton kicking off #brightonsummit
Coffee with my mother-in-law
Weirdest. Sleeping. Position. EVER.
Pretty good writing for five months…
Space/time tree #tardis #christmastree
Up, up and away!
Playing with the new version of Instagram
Wireless charging in progress… #lumia920
Dealing with some unfinished business.
The day begins… #dawn #railway #train #sky #shorehambysea
Two great drinks, together at last … #coffee #beer #coffeebeer
Keeping warm… #stove #winter #Hipstamatic #Americana #BlankoFreedom13 #RedEyeGel
First birthday card from my daughter…. :-)
I must have had this a long time…
Just hangin’ around
Two trains to #brighton and none to #shorehambysea - figures
I think this is meant to be reassuring, but it comes across as a touch sinister…
Keeping my students on the clock… #evillecturer
Skewered… #leaf #autumn
The sinister squash plots your doom…
So, is Christmas coming, then?
Not sure that word means what you think it means.… ;-)
The #interhacktives - digital journalism’s future…
Lines and a circle
I say, Jeeves…
I am not impressed by my surroundings, Daddy.
Almost certainly not. #skyfall
When dragons fall…
Wow - three years on FourSquare…
Room with a green roof view #hotellife (in response to @lloydadavis)
The people of NEXT Service Design #sd12
Interesting stuff about disruption at #sd12
Danger: liveblogger at work #sd12
When did the bed get so big, Daddy?
At a fantastic #LikeMinds discussion about the connected culture and its consequences…
Never noticed this gate before
Daybreak over commuters…
Ready for adventure (take 2)
Sunday afternoon smiles.
I suspect the post-lunch audience may be “relaxed” for @cpev’s #bdmf12 session
Preparing for worship at the church of marketing #bdmf12
Token lunch-on-Twitter tweet
Looks like baby Hazel gets something from #bdmf schwag bag…
The tower has fallen. Flee! Flee for your lives!
Ugh. Man gather #wood
Eggs - stir - men -ate #dalek #doctorwho #bmmf
Piling the footbridge
No photos, daddy!
Ready for adventure…
Cameras in a coffee shop - how very #Brighton.
Green and pleasant land?
Fussy coffee making methods FT #Hipstamatic #Wonder #W40 #RedEyeGel
Old #canon #camera #Hipstamatic #Wonder #W40
Storage upon storage… #Hipstamatic #Wonder #W40 #RedEyeGel
Hazel. Not sleeping. :-)
Chilling in the living room, with a cool breeze in from the balcony.
I have fallen in live with a #coffee…
Popular organ music is a thing? Who knew?
#coffee break at the Ropetackle in #shorehambysea
Some people say that waiting is the sensible thing. Not I. #mountainlion
#pebbles on #shorehambeach
Moored in the #quay - #boats #sailing #adur #shoreham-by-sea
Display screen at #Microsoft’s London HQ:
#newsrw goodie bag
Come with me and watch the waves…
Swamped #boats in #shoreham-by-sea
The stickers improve it, I think
Obligatory wifi on the underground instagram
The clouds are doing drama well this morning
The day begins
Mr @amayfield’s 40th birthday cake
I guess I haven’t worn this jacket since Berlin…
#leweb - finished and freed
#leweb - @jamieoliver and @kevin
Here we go again.
Patterns on the #beach
My thrilling Sunday :-)
Down at the yacht club #boat #prow #yacht #green #instagood
Back when I lived in the East End 20 years ago, this was unimaginable…
Batter begins… #sunday #roast #cooking #Hipstamatic #HelgaViking #Inas1969
Saturday morning reading #ipad #instacrt
#instacrt #forgotten #tv #attic
‘ere, Barry, think we got enough flags? #london #jubilee #flag #flags #unionjack #unionflag #coventgarden #instagood
Still obsessed with #instacrt