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Golf

My first lessons in golf

I have played golf for some time but recently got back playing more regularly. I decided that I would try out some lessons, something which I have never done.

In this post I will outline what I learned and why is it probably a really good idea for you to have some lessons, if you want to improve your golf game.

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Golf

My golfing journey – the start

I have actually been a golfer since about the age of 14 or so, when I started playing golf at the weekends with school friends and dads at the local municipal 9-hole course.

However after playing for a long time, life got in the way and I stopped playing regularly, just playing the occasional round in the summer months.

Recently that has all changed, I am now a golfer again!

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Holidays

A Barmouth Bay beach holiday

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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General

Wisdom tooth extraction

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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Business

WordCamp Bristol 2019

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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Business

Speaking at StaffsWeb

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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General

My very first half marathon

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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Holidays

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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Business

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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Business Holidays

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.