2018 has been another good year, both on a professional work front and a personal front. Here I am going to look back at some of the achievements and failures, starting with goals I set at the end of last year.Continue reading 2018 in review
This morning was a lovely morning, one of those crisp, cold mornings with clear blue skies.
We decided to head out for a walk, and with little bellyaching from the boys, we went to Worden ParkContinue reading Christmas Eve walk around Worden Park
A short time lapse video of me and the boy’s constructing the Christmas dinner table.
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.
My youngest really enjoy doing jigsaws and we set about trying to complete the 100 piece Spiderman challenge.
The weekend started with a train journey up to the Scottish capital. I managed to get some first-class tickets for a reasonable price. I must admit there is something about first-class that is a bit better. I light lunch, larger seats, free WiFi and a beer make all the difference, for the right price of course.
Arriving just before tea time I chilled out in my room for while watching some TV and catching up on some emails. My room, at a city centre Travelodge, was clean and tidy but extremely small with the only window point directly at a brick wall of the building opposite. Still, it served its purpose as I was not going to be spending much time there at all.
Today was a first for me, a marketing workshop with the team at Really Helpful Marketing in order to try and help us (Highrise Digital) to improve our positioning and the marketing of our products and services.
I have always been slightly sceptical about this sort of thing, but I must say that I have been converted and really enjoyed the day.
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.
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.