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!Continue reading A Barmouth Bay beach holiday
Today I had one of my wisdom teeth extracted. This must be the first tooth I have had removed in 20 years.Continue reading Wisdom tooth extraction
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.Continue reading WordCamp Bristol 2019
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…Continue reading My very first half marathon
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.Continue reading A week in Lanzarote
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.Continue reading WordCamp London 2019
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.Continue reading Retreating to the Italian Dolomites
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.Continue reading Holiday Lego building
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.Continue reading A New Years day stroll in Southport