A few days ago was a sad day in our household. A digital alarm clock my wife had been using since her teens is no longer with us.
I have been utterly amazed at how long this (lovely looking thing?) has lasted for and a few days ago it finally gave up after a power cut.
They just don’t make tech like they used too!
WordCamp Manchester has been going for a few years now. In fact I have spoken at a number of events over the years and this years event was no different. My talk, titled “Transitioning to a block-based editor in a pre-Gutenberg world” was selected.
Continue reading WordCamp Manchester 2018
For our first experience, we booked a long weekend – arriving on Friday and leaving on Monday. We staying in a lovely 2 bedroom lodge, just big enough for us all to not feel to cramped.
Continue reading First time at Center Parcs
We love visiting Cala Bona in Majorca. Last year we end up visiting twice. First around Easter and then again at the end of the summer holidays. When booking our summer holiday abroad (all wonderfully handled by my wife) we had no hesitation in booking again for the same resort.
Majorca is a lovely island and provides all kinds of holidays. For us, with two children it provides all we need. The kids love the pool(s) and then can spend all day playing around, diving in and going up and down the slides. For us it provides a nice relaxing place to sunbathe and is a good safe space for both us and the children.
Continue reading Back to Cala Bona
First of all, I guess it is the bag itself which is not included in the picture. My bag is a Case Logic 14inch Laptop bag. It is not that big and sometimes I regret not having purchased a larger bag so I can fit more in, however it has its benefit being a bit more compact.
Continue reading What’s in my bag?
With the kids staying on the caravan site with grandparents, I managed to find us a lovely AirBnB place to stay within walking distance. It was delightful and pretty much like a 5-star hotel, with a full English breakfast each morning! We had our own living room with TV etc. bedroom and bathroom, all within the owners house. I would highly recommend Low Field farm if you are looking for something – Lydia, our host was lovely.
Continue reading A short break near Grassington
If you have never been to watch a golf tournament before then I would highly recommend the women’s events. The players are brilliant and the crowds not quite as busy as for the men’s event.
In fact whether you like golf or not, you will still have a great day out, particularly if the weather is nice as it was today.
Continue reading The Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
Retreats are really important for us as we are a remote working company and this was the second one we had been on. It is a great opportunity to get to know the team a little better and of course get some valuable time together to complete some tasks. On the agenda for this retreat was to look at our WordPress maintenance plans.
We all arrived in the delightful little village of Clifford Chambers, just after lunch. The village itself is very quiet and very much reminds me of France, especially with all the hot weather we have had recently.
Continue reading Highrise Digital retreat #2 – Clifford Chambers
Everyone else had been before except me and I was pleased to greeted with a lovely, friendly, family atmosphere at Windmill Farm.
The farm has a number of ‘attractions’ including farm animals, pets, a miniature train as well as reptiles and snakes. In addition there are lots of play grounds and a soft play area for the kids to play as well as the cafe.
Continue reading A Day Out at Windmill Farm
The course a lot smaller than I remember it, but I guess that was because, back then I was a lot smaller than I am now! We (I played with my father) at the first and both hit really good first shots nice a straight. I would love to say to the golf got better from there but, for me at least it was not particularly impressive.
Continue reading 9 Holes of Gold at Highfield Golf Course – Higher Wheelton