A week in Lanzarote

2 years ago we went to Majorca in the Balearic islands for an Easter break and although we have a great time, we wanted something a little warmer this time around.

After searching around, the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, seemed the best, and most cost effective option. We started to look around for different options and Lanzarote seemed to stand out. Not only did it come across as a great place to go on holiday, many friends and family had also recommended it to us.

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WordCamp London 2019

This weekend just gone was the no annual WordCamp London weekend, were members of the UK and world-wide WordPress community gets together to discuss all things WordPress.

This event was another resounding success thanks for a number of people, but most notably the excellent organisation of the event from the WordCamp London organising team. Thanks to them and all the speakers and volunteers for making it a great weekend.

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Retreating to the Italian Dolomites

About twice a year, our WordPress agency, Highrise Digital have a retreat away which is a chance to meet with other team members and spend some time together. This time we went to the Italian Dolomites.

Being a remote WordPress company means we don’t often meet in the physical world with our colleagues and therefore these retreats are really important. A time to spend getting to know each other better and of course for working on things together.

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Holiday Lego building

As is often the case in the Christmas period, the kids get bought lots of Lego which is great fun.

This Christmas I spent a lot of time with the boys building various types of vehicle from a replica of a Red Arrow to more simply cars and vans.

Below are some of the photos of the finished products as well as a short timelapse video on a build.

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A New Years day stroll in Southport

We woke in 2019 to a glorious day weather wise. Clear blue skies, sunny and cold and crisp. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out into the fresh air and go for a walk to bring in the new year.

We headed to Southport for a walk around Hesketh Park and then onto the Marina Lake to feed to ducks and play on the play park.

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WordPress London Meetup November 2018

I was speaking about how we, at Highrise Digital transitioned to a block-based editor in WordPress before the new, soon to be released Gutenberg editor was a thing in WordPress.

The day started with some heavy storms (I think it was called store Dianne – although I may be wrong on that one!) and it meant some slight delays in lots of trains around the UK.

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