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Golf

Range night at Trafford Centre Golf

Earlier this week, one of the PGA professional golfers that I follow on social media, Rick Shiels tweeted out about organising a range night at the Trafford Centre golf range. It was a bit impulsive but I replied, sent an email thinking it would be “sold” out but got a positive response and I was booked in a going.

I am so pleased I went as it was a super fun night of challenges, hitting golf balls, using the Top Tracer technology and meeting some new people.

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Business

WordCamp Manchester 2018

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.

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Business Speaking

Transitioning to a block based WordPress editor in a pre-Gutenberg World

How do we move towards a block-based admin UI in a pre-Gutenberg WordPress?

With the rise of page builders and ‘block-based’ layouts, and the imminent arrival of Gutenberg – WordPress’ new block-based editor – we needed a solution for transitioning towards this new way of editing content while sticking with the mature and stable technology stack that we know and love.

We, therefore, set out to find another solution and this led to the development of the HD ACF Blocks plugin that we use on most sites today.

This talk introduces the plugin, how we built it, how it works, and how it provides value to our clients and our business.

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Days Out

My Very First Concert – Ed Sheeran at the Edithad

Note: see if you can spot the celebrity in the photos (not someone on stage or performing at the concert of course!).

My brother kindly gave me the opportunity to attend the concert as he had a spare ticket and I snapped at the chance. To be honest concerts and going to this sort of event as never been my thing but I thought it would be silly to pass the opportunity.

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Business

WordPress Manchester User Group (MWUG)


Very interesting Gutenberg debate at WordCamp Manchester this evening!

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Business

WordCamp Manchester 2017

Getting Together with Colleagues

The weekend started on the Friday as Keith travelled up from Kent to stay with us over the course of the weekend as our base for the conference. It is not often we get to “physically” see each other with this remote working and therefore I was looking forward to the visit.

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Business

WordCamp Manchester 2016

This weekend was the 3rd WordCamp Manchester that I attended and spoke at. It was great to catchup with some good friends and learn lots of new things too.

This post was written after this blog was first published. It was added to record this specific event and was back-dated to the event time/date.

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Speaking

A year in freelancing – lessons learned, tips and tricks

After freelancing for just over a year now and having left a well paid job this talk outlines lessons I have learned from taking the plunge to being a freelancer and some tips and tricks I have learned along the way. This talk will benefit anyone looking to become a freelancer or any current freelancers that are looking for some tips and tricks on getting by.