I have recently took up golf – again. Having played a lot when I was younger, and having played a little here and there, I have recently re-found my love for the game.
As a result of this I have been putting in a lot of effort into getting better and better, cumulating in me have some golf lessons (more on that later). As part of this one thing I did notice all the pros have a little book in their back pocket – the yardage book.
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Well, to be honest although a beach is involved it was not what you would call a beach holiday. However, it was a terrific week away with family, in a nice Lodge with a lovely hot tub!
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Today I had one of my wisdom teeth extracted. This must be the first tooth I have had removed in 20 years.
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I love going to WordCamps, they really are excellent events and WordCamp Bristol was no exception. Held from Friday to Sunday, there really was something for every WordPress user and I learnt so much and was inspired by so many things.
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I was invited to speak at the StaffsWeb meetup and chose to speak about how to write a website specification. The talk was based on a popular blog post, titled How to write a website specification over on the Highrise Digital blog.
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Today I ran my very first half marathon, something I always thought would have been out of my reach. I am super proud of myself, although a little sore in the legs!
In this post I wanted to document my thoughts on what I have learned from this experience in the hope that it helps or inspired others who are thinking of doing something similar in the future. Here goes…
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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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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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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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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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