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Feb 28, 2024: If you don’t start your day with coffee did it really start?

Feb 26, 2024: 🍿 Sunday night viewing was Wonka (2023) ★★½

Feb 26, 2024: I’m not at work today and have been slowly watching the Teams notification badge count climb up during the morning. It’s midday and up to …

Feb 25, 2024: Today's tidbit of information was discovering how often the film title is mentioned in James Bond movies and the number of times Mr Bond is said in …

Feb 25, 2024: 🍿 Ate some popcorn and watched The Marvels (2023) ★★★½

Feb 24, 2024: I have quite a few Lamy pens already but the Violet Blackberry 2024 special edition is going to be added to the collection. I love the multi coloured …

Feb 19, 2024: No idea what the cat has been chasing for 30 minutes. Started with a climb up the screen door (continually thankful it’s pet mesh), then climbing over …

Feb 18, 2024: No power for two hours for half the suburb as a local transformer blew. Of course there’s that one person in the local fbook group going on about how …

Feb 18, 2024: Excited to be trialling Scribbles. I have a couple of thoughts on how I'll use the site and need to settle on just one!

Feb 17, 2024: Getting ready to set up my Scribbles site and stuck on do I hang it off an existing domain, buy a new domain or repurpose the domain that points at my …

Feb 12, 2024: The news site for the Archaeological Institute of America is one of my favourite rss feeds. In case you were wondering, yak domestication occurred at …

Feb 11, 2024: The micro blog iPhone app hasn’t been loading my posts lately, I just get a blank screen. @help is this a known issue?

Feb 11, 2024: 🍿 Watched Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023) ★

Feb 10, 2024: 🍿 Watched Tank Girl (1995) ★★☆

Feb 10, 2024: It’s hard to sleep in on Caturday when you’re being stared at and the rumbling purr is akin to a truck engine idling by the side of the road. 🐱🐈

Feb 8, 2024: Sitting on my balcony because although it’s still 29°c at 7:50pm it’s only 68% humidity, which makes it the first almost pleasant summer night in …

Feb 5, 2024: The 150 best science fiction movies list from Rolling Stone 🍿 Rolling Stone recently published a list of the 150 best science fiction movies of our time. As with any list, it’s subjective and comes from the …

Feb 4, 2024: An early morning bike ride 🚲 I haven’t gone for an early morning bike ride in years. I prefer to do my exercise at the end of the day. I have a friend though. I’ve tried many, …

Feb 4, 2024: Watched the 2023 Super Mario Bros Movie 🍿

Feb 2, 2024: Phasing out the Apple Watch (sort of) Towards the end of 2023 I started to make a pivot towards removing some of the digital from my life. I love my tech and shiny gadgets but I’d started …

Feb 1, 2024: Turning 55. Is that retirement slowly becoming visible on the horizon? I recently turned 55. I’ve now moved into the next age range on surveys and forms, no longer in the 45-54 it’s the 55-64 bracket for me. The slide …

Jan 30, 2024: Fire alarm going off in the apartment building next door and two big red trucks rolling in. Half the neighbours in surrounding buildings watching from …

Jan 22, 2024: Leaving Sydney with an apparent temperature of 21°c to go home to Brisbane with an apparent temp of 39.5°c, if not higher by the time I get there. Not …

Jan 21, 2024: I love it when the track into Sydney gives you a view of that big glorious harbour. ✈️

Jan 18, 2024: Today was one of those days. “The only time I could find that works for everyone is 3pm Friday but you have that blocked with a no meetings entry.” …

Jan 16, 2024: The joys of body corporates Body corporates are a legislative necessity in Australia. They have similar counterparts in other countries around the world. Someone has to be …

Jan 14, 2024: Season 2 of The Gilded Age has finally been released in Australia on Paramount Plus. Time to wind down the weekend with a bit of historical drama. 📺

Jan 14, 2024: Are you doing Sunday morning properly if you didn’t spend it at a Bookfest scouring for those hidden gems. 📚

Jan 7, 2024: Continued my digital tidy up today. Went through 97 tabs open in safari on my iPhone and 78 on my iPad. Everything now added to bookmarks, reading …

Jan 3, 2024: I think I’m spending more time blocking terrible accounts on Threads than I am engaging. It needs a Lists option so I can use one to just see the …

Jan 2, 2024: Spent far too much time over the last few days generating Summer/Winter/Casual/Work Cat Dad images.

Jan 1, 2024: Happy original Mickey Mouse Copyright Expiration Day to those who celebrate!

Dec 31, 2023: Spent a productive afternoon tidying up my Apple Notes, tagging and deleting, overhauling Apple Reminders, and culled my Bookmarks ready for the new …

Dec 30, 2023: Me: Why are you playing Bucks Fizz Her: Because I made dinner and it’s my place Me: Her: Me: Her: I might sing Land of Make Believe on NYE Me: Her: …

Dec 27, 2023: Been spending a little more time on Threads over Christmas and I’ve decided a nice quick way to get rid of the dumb takes is to block anyone with a …

Dec 27, 2023: They called assisted boarding and I swear half the plane lined up behind them. Herd mentality. The gate sign is also showing the delayed flight number …

Dec 26, 2023: 📺 Time to watch the Doctor Who Christmas special before I see spoilers. A Christmas episode introducing a new Doctor. What more could you want!

Dec 20, 2023: Time to fly. ✈️

Dec 20, 2023: 🛫 Out of office set. Time to get on a plane and ignore work for 12 days.

Dec 19, 2023: I have to get through work today and then I’m done and on leave until 2 January. I have my list of things I need to finish so if someone asks for …

Dec 18, 2023: Working at our graduation ceremonies and one of the staff that help with putting academic staff in their robes gave me a lapel badge he made. He …

Dec 17, 2023: I’m working at a graduation ceremony this morning. It’s already 33°C at 7:45am. I feel for the students dressed very nicely to celebrate finishing …

Dec 13, 2023: 🍷 Last trivia for the year with Team Napoleon Pete.

Dec 10, 2023: I loved the three Doctor Who specials and intend to rewatch before the Christmas episode. Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker in the third one was …

Nov 27, 2023: I’d like to drop gmail as it’s the last bit of Google I haven’t removed from my life. However, I have a grandfathered free Workspace having set it up …

Nov 26, 2023: Having successfully avoided any references to Doctor Who online today I’m going to settle in and watch the first 60th special. I’m a big fan of the …

Nov 23, 2023: Happy Doctor Who Day! The show hits the 60 year mark today and is the one tv show that I can safely say has been a favourite my whole life. Can’t wait …

Nov 17, 2023: 💻 Today is new MacBook Air delivery day at work. Surface laptop was a great unit but I’m excited to be fully back in Apple land.

Nov 6, 2023: Quietly indicating two of my favourite things. 🐈📚

Oct 28, 2023: Spent my Saturday morning listening to the new Mountain Goats album, Jenny from Thebes, which made for a pretty good morning. 🎵

Oct 27, 2023: It’s been a week. A very TGIF sort of week.

Oct 27, 2023: It’s well past time for journalists to stop writing “X, formerly Twitter” or some variant in their articles. He sacked the comms team, don’t replace …

Oct 22, 2023: Had a sunspot cut out of my lower leg on Friday and had the usual instruction of keep it covered for 48hrs and don’t get it wet. Looking forward to a …

Oct 19, 2023: ☕ That relieved feeling when you made it to the cafe counter in front of someone who has a 10 coffee order rather than behind them.

Oct 18, 2023: Trivia time. Thanks to international journeys we’re a much reduced Team “Peter: The eras tour”.

Oct 18, 2023: I always give myself a Christmas present and this watchband is going on the shortlist for this year. 🖖🏻 www.amazon.com/Star-Trek…

Oct 17, 2023: I like it when the six monthly fire drill is a “Shelter in Place” exercise rather than an evacuation. I can stay in my office and quietly sip my tea …

Oct 9, 2023: Almost half of private school parents would consider switching to a better funded public system Governments in Australia need to stop funding private …

Oct 1, 2023: 🍸 Lovely afternoon with a long lunch and then cocktails. Walking/rolling home.

Sep 30, 2023: On Caturday, this little treasure likes to sit in the old chair on the balcony and watch the birds in between naps. 🐱

Sep 29, 2023: The contrast of old and new on the streets of Kyoto.

Sep 29, 2023: 😎 Clocking off early to get my long weekend started.

Sep 28, 2023: You get a pretty decent cardio workout if you decide to walk around the gardens at Versailles. So large and spread out.

Sep 27, 2023: Embrace the leg. 🐱

Sep 26, 2023: My nighttime beverage more often than not these days is a cup of tea rather than a glass of wine. I quite like this “Sleepy” tea.

Sep 26, 2023: When you’ve had a tooth out and still high on painkillers you too will sit and stare at the ceiling. 🐱

Sep 25, 2023: Beaches at the end of the day when you get that last flare of the sun are the best.

Sep 24, 2023: Went out for dinner last night before seeing a show. We popped back in afterwards to have dessert and a nightcap. I went with the vanilla bean panna …

Sep 23, 2023: A day in the life. Dinner and a show. Bananaland as part of the Brisbane Festival.

Sep 23, 2023: Live long and prosper. 🖖🏻

Sep 23, 2023: Another sign I’m turning into my father: just had an afternoon nap because I’m going out tonight.

Sep 22, 2023: A favourite thing to do when visiting family in my hometown is to take a drive up the Eungella range. You can stop at the pub near the top and you get …

Sep 22, 2023: It’s been a week. TGIF.

Sep 21, 2023: The life of a cat. Will fall asleep anywhere, anytime.🐱

Sep 20, 2023: Disruption. That’s definitely what this creates to my planned walking route.

Sep 19, 2023: I was browsing through photos looking for a new image to use as my zoom background and came across this one of Hadrian’s Wall. I remember standing …

Sep 18, 2023: The nights have warmed up so time to pack this bit of fabric away until the head needs to be kept warm again.

Sep 17, 2023: An intense game of chase the ghost that only the cat can see has been underway for the last 10 minutes. 🐱

Sep 16, 2023: Puppy said woof! then I said oof! as he lunged at me playfully and nearly flattened me.

Sep 15, 2023: Sitting on her red throne with her arms folded up. A favourite position and I always assume I’m being judged, probably for the lack of food despite …

Sep 14, 2023: Impersonating a statue in the hope the gecko will come back. 🐱

Sep 14, 2023: A walk across the bridge and the horizon glowing as the sun sets. A nice way to wind out the day yesterday.

Sep 12, 2023: No need to panic, I’ve been here inside the chair the whole time. 🐱

Sep 11, 2023: In retrospect, a recycling bin with an easy to open lid may not have been the best idea. 🐱

Sep 11, 2023: I just need a few people (20,000) to get together and chip in a few dollars each and I’d have a brilliant Christmas present in the shape of a …

Sep 11, 2023: Two of my favourite things, cats and Star Trek. 🐱🖖🏻

Sep 10, 2023: My Malvern Star Moscow 80 racer sat under water for three days during the 2022 Brisbane floods. I gave it a good clean down at the time but haven’t …

Sep 10, 2023: This Lego Star Trek Voyager intro is brilliant. The creativity is a joy to see. 🖖🏻

Sep 9, 2023: Looking at photos from a 2008 visit to the British Museum. Wild to think how the Rosetta Stone was already 1600yrs old when it was dumped as rubble in …

Sep 9, 2023: Spring Saturday afternoon vibe check. 21°c and sunny ✅ Sailing on the river ✅

Sep 8, 2023: ⛈️ A lazy Friday night. I’m sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the storm slowly roll in. The cat is doing the same, just without …

Sep 8, 2023: One of my favourite photos. An overnight flight and I was able to capture the sun starting to rise off in the yonder.

Sep 8, 2023: Signalling my day is full. Don’t ask me for anything else.

Sep 7, 2023: It was a pretty good panorama to grow up looking at every day.

Sep 7, 2023: The Australian media cycle is obsessed about the government not approving more landing slots for Qatar airlines and how it’s anti-competitive. If only …

Sep 6, 2023: Well, who you gonna call?

Sep 5, 2023: Thinking about a trip to Yosemite from San Francisco back in 2008 and the views of the mountains and forest as you wind your way up. A beautiful spot.

Sep 5, 2023: Project manager asked us to complete a survey so they have a baseline to measure against as project progresses. Survey has a scale of: 1 - Not …

Sep 4, 2023: Sometimes when I don’t feel like doing a long walk I’ll use the orange outdoor exercise equipment that’s down by the river. There are several …

Sep 4, 2023: Time to fly on a gorgeous sunny morning.

Sep 3, 2023: Spending time with family is precious and Floyd is family. I mean, how can you resist those puppy eyes. 🐶

Sep 2, 2023: The buildup and anticipation from Floyd as we head for the water. Can almost hear the “hurry up” in his look back at me. Wants to be in the water. 🐶

Sep 1, 2023: Abstract art from an exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Sep 1, 2023: Time to fly 🛫

Aug 30, 2023: Dance like nobody is watching.

Aug 28, 2023: Today was brought to you by Doctor Who via etsy.

Aug 25, 2023: A question I’ve been asking myself since 1974.

Aug 24, 2023: I’ve managed to avoid spoilers, reviews and comments for Ahsoka so I’m about to settle in and (hopefully) enjoy it. I prepped over the last few months …

Aug 24, 2023: Greg Jericho in The Guardian has the only comment you need to read about the Australian Intergenerational Report released today. The only thing the …

Aug 23, 2023: Trivia time with team Peteroid City.

Aug 23, 2023: Boss is away and I’m acting director of the department. I promised not to break anything or anyone.

Aug 20, 2023: I appreciate having a local butcher and not just the variety that provides but that I can buy small amounts. Every butcher has their own recipes for …

Aug 17, 2023: Six years ago little Ms Ali came home with me from the Cat Cuddle Cafe rescue and immediately made herself at home. How could I not adopt her when she …

Aug 16, 2023: Well we might have missed a place in the final but the Matildas made it to a semi final and still in contention for third place. More than the men’s …

Aug 16, 2023: You can’t be an Australian that grew up in the ‘80s and claim to love the music from that decade if The Chantoozies album isn’t in your record …

Aug 16, 2023: Fitting it’s a public holiday today as it’s 40 years since one of the best British police procedurals ever made, The Bill, first aired on 16 August …

Aug 16, 2023: Got up, fed the cat, went back to bed with a cup of tea and my book. Wednesday public holidays are the best.

Aug 15, 2023: I’ve decided my new response to “but why” questions at work will be the mangled metaphor I trotted out today - because the circus keeps on rolling …

Aug 15, 2023: I’ve finished the trilogy of books the Silo tv series is based on and feel like my view on the first two episodes is validated. The sheriff and wife …

Aug 14, 2023: Wearing a solidarity message for my fellow introverts.

Aug 12, 2023: I think there was more noise in the neighbourhood for the Matildas win than I’ve ever heard for any male game of any football code. The tension of …

Aug 12, 2023: A friend of mine occasionally gets a bit of gentle ribbing because of his love of physical media. I dug my CDs out of storage recently and have been …

Aug 11, 2023: 📺 Time to settle in and have a quiet Friday night watching Foundation and the season finale of Star Trek SNW. 🖖🏻

Aug 11, 2023: Today’s badge on the jacket.

Aug 10, 2023: From the way the two person crew passed too closely and fouled their oars with the four person crew the private schools have new rowing crews training …

Aug 10, 2023: A work from home day means commute time is replaced with cat time and that’s a 200% better use of time. 🐱

Aug 8, 2023: Time to laze on the couch with a glass of red and watch the two new episodes of Only Murders in the Building (S3E1&2). The combination of Steve …

Aug 7, 2023: My personal mail was constantly bombarded with newsletters, morning/daily news summaries and emails from companies to the point that every time I …

Aug 5, 2023: One cork missing but the sign of a great lunch. Nearly four hours at one of my favourite Italian restaurants. 🍷

Aug 5, 2023: 🇮🇹 Heading off to a long lunch at one of my favourite Italian restaurants. Very good wine list with three pages worth from Mt Etna.

Aug 5, 2023: Star Trek: SNW Subspace Rhapsody was a great bit of fun! The mix of serious and silly this show continues to deliver is one of its strengths. The …

Aug 1, 2023: I told myself I probably shouldn’t visit the pen shop on the way home as I really don’t need any more pens just at the moment. A little look won’t …

Aug 1, 2023: Told myself I shouldn’t visit Pulp Fiction bookstore on the way home because my “to be read” pile was getting out of control. I did not listen to my …

Aug 1, 2023: Enjoying a Slow Pash on the way home from a long lunch.

Aug 1, 2023: A work meeting this morning then rest of the day off. Headed to a long lunch then avoiding the bookstore and pen shop on the way back home. Dangerous …

Jul 30, 2023: 🤤 Present Peter is very happy with Past Peter’s decision to put a nice bit of rump steak in a pepper marinade 24hrs ago.

Jul 29, 2023: This article conveniently ignores Loki and Wandavision when it asserts “none of the shows that preceded Secret Invasion were particularly great” and …

Jul 26, 2023: The Cat is contemplating Wednesday with the same amount of enthusiasm as me.

Jul 26, 2023: Happy Wednesday!

Jul 25, 2023: My favourite email at work is the fortnightly one with the subject line “Your pay advice”.

Jul 25, 2023: I love the comment about Brand X in this Guardian article. X marks… what? But the name reads more like the residue of too much time spent watching …

Jul 24, 2023: Second viewing of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2E7 Those Old Scientists. The crossover with Lower Decks was so well done and I loved the references …

Jul 24, 2023: An advantage to working from home is being able to stop earlier and do all the dinner prep. Once it’s in the oven you can get back to work and finish …

Jul 22, 2023: Listening to Barbie: The Album and loving it. To quote the album notes in Apple Music “the soundtrack is full of bangers and clever pop-cultural …

Jul 22, 2023: I really enjoyed Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2E6. Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura is so good and it was great to see a story focus on her. The …

Jul 19, 2023: I may have found this year’s Christmas present to myself. Babylon 5 series coming to Blu-ray 📺 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced …

Jul 17, 2023: Had originally set up the free version of Tinylytics but bumped it up to the paid subscription. I don’t really need any of the extras but I generally …

Jul 17, 2023: ☕ Monday. I’m going to need more caffeine to face the full day of meetings that lay ahead.

Jul 15, 2023: 🍽️ Dinner with old friends tonight. There will be the stories of times long past retold over wine. Possibly some outbursts of singing. My soul will be …

Jul 15, 2023: My Micro Camp stickers have safely made their way to Australia. Thanks @jean!

Jul 15, 2023: On Caturday we nap, unless there’s a bird outside then it’s an all systems alert. 🐈

Jul 12, 2023: The official Ahsoka trailer has the excitement levels going up. Might need to do a Rebels rewatch beforehand. 📺

Jul 10, 2023: ☕ Monday. Opens calendar to review the week, sighs, sips coffee, checks how many days of leave available.

Jul 9, 2023: 😴 And that’s a wrap on the weekend.

Jul 9, 2023: Took myself off to see Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny today. Was great to hear the theme swelling up in the action sequences but a bit too much …

Jul 9, 2023: 🫖 Raisin scroll with a cup of tea. Sunday morning done right.

Jul 5, 2023: Enjoy it while you can: July’s RBA rate pause is likely to be fleeting, unless a lot goes right Other developments may work in our favour too. Wage …

Jul 1, 2023: On Caturday we keep a careful eye on the pigeons. 🐱🐈‍⬛

Jun 28, 2023: 📱 Setting up my new purple iPad mini 6.

Jun 25, 2023: Making a little stop on the afternoon walk. I think it’s important to support small business. 🍦

Jun 25, 2023: 😴 Big Sunday roast lunch consumed. May need a big Sunday afternoon nap.

Jun 24, 2023: Hymns in and Monty Python out of UK funeral songs top 10 Hymns are back among the most popular funeral songs, boosted by the queen’s funeral, while …

Jun 24, 2023: Very disappointing news about Star Trek Prodigy not only being cancelled but removed from the Paramount+ platform altogether. Original series for …

Jun 22, 2023: Thought I’d try out the Text Shot app that Chris Hannah has just released. Looks very neat. Not sure how much use it will get but I like to support …

Jun 22, 2023: Grease 2 was referenced at trivia last night and I popped it on when I came home. I now have Michelle Pfeiffer’s Cool Rider as an ear worm this …

Jun 20, 2023: Square where Julius Caesar was killed will open to public in Rome Tourists will be able to stroll close to the spot where Julius Caesar met his …

Jun 19, 2023: 💁‍♂️ Monday morning. Already thinking about Friday afternoon.

Jun 18, 2023: 🫖 Sunday morning is made for cups of tea and catching up on the rss feed.

Jun 16, 2023: Babylon 5: The Road Home premieres on 15 August so not long to wait now! It’s exciting that we’re finally getting some new B5 after all …

Jun 15, 2023: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2E1 - engage! 📺🖖🏻

Jun 15, 2023: 🖥️ Vendor evaluation demonstrations. A great way to spend a morning. 😬

Jun 14, 2023: 😺 The cat has been evicted from my lap with the usual comment “I have to go to work to earn some money to feed you”. 🐈

Jun 13, 2023: 🙃 Five day long weekend and now I have to go to work. The highs and lows.

Jun 12, 2023: I didn’t know how much I’d been missing Jatz with smoked butter and anchovy in my life, until I had it at lunch yesterday.

Jun 10, 2023: The menu and view for a degustation lunch at ‘Oncore by Clare Smyth’ on the 26th floor of the Sydney Crown building today. Apart from these 7 dishes …

Jun 9, 2023: Dymocks in the Sydney CBD has a good selection of pens and ink and I really shouldn’t be allowed in there. Accidentally bought a Kaweco Iguana Blue AL …

Jun 8, 2023: 📽️ Thanks to the pandemic I haven’t been to the Sydney Film Festival since 2019. Rectifying that with two films tonight. 🍿

Jun 7, 2023: ✈️ Bag is packed and near the front door. So keen for a little trip away for a few days.

Jun 7, 2023: Out of office set. Engaging extended long weekend mode. 🍸 See you next Tuesday desk.

Jun 7, 2023: Increasingly unhappy with the way a particular area of the organisation I work at has taken to responding to important queries by calling rather than …

Jun 4, 2023: 📖 Winding down the weekend with a book, a glass of red wine and the cat curled up snoring against my leg. 10/10

Jun 4, 2023: I have a list of things I intended to do today but now I’ve done the ‘must do’ items I’m inclined to abandon the rest. My brain needs some downtime …

Jun 4, 2023: Trapped. No movement allowed. Plans deferred. 🐈‍⬛🐱

Jun 4, 2023: I wasn’t sure about Silo after watching the first two episodes. The pacing seemed a bit slow and I felt they could’ve been one episode. I stayed with …

Jun 3, 2023: Bought some charging cables from Aldi in today’s special buys. They’ll probably last longer than the Apple cables despite being cheaper. For a company …

Jun 3, 2023: Did I watch The Pirates of Penzance movie last night? Why yes, yes I did. One of my favourite Gilbert and Sullivan operas and this adaptation of the …

Jun 2, 2023: Cars bigger than a sedan shouldn’t be allowed to have LED headlights. They’re too bright and for people in smaller cars they tend to be right at eye …

Jun 1, 2023: I think my favourite piece of dialogue in the final episode of Ted Lasso came from Higgins: “Human beings are never going to be perfect Roy. The best …

Jun 1, 2023: I quite enjoyed the Ted Lasso finale. S3 wrapped up storylines and was consistent with the growth journey the characters were on. The way they leaned …

May 31, 2023: 📺 Time to watch the final episode of Ted Lasso S3 before I see spoilers. See if my predictions are correct.

May 31, 2023: 🦷 Starting the day with a visit to the dentist for a check and clean. Living my best life.

May 29, 2023: 🖥️ Spending the day at a PowerBi essentials training course. Quite looking forward to learning something new.

May 28, 2023: All caught up on Ted Lasso S3 ready for the final episode. My prediction is Ted resigns as coach to go back home, Coach Beard stays. Ted recommends …

May 28, 2023: I spent part of the afternoon chasing five year old twins around a playground so decided a gelato cone was in order as a little reward. Plenty of …

May 28, 2023: 🚶 Afternoon walk. Which may involve a stop for gelato.

May 28, 2023: 🫖 Chores and grocery shopping done. Time for a pot of tea. The Scottish Breakfast blend from Harrogate of London I think.

May 27, 2023: I have arrived at friends for dinner and have been greeted by one singing along to Divine You think You’re a Man and the other yelling out “I’m in the …

May 27, 2023: Two guys sitting at the table beside me at this cafe and I’m close enough to hear their conversation. I honestly can’t work out if they’re having a …

May 26, 2023: Here we are in 2023, with three years of online meetings, and people are still playing music in the background when working at home and not turning …

May 23, 2023: Spent the afternoon at a HR training session. Two things come to mind: (1) What did facilitators do before they could show videos of TEDx Talks or …

May 22, 2023: We all love a crochet blanket when it starts to get cooler at night.

May 22, 2023: 🐈‍ Upsetting the cat by asking her to move off my lap so I can go to work.

May 21, 2023: A gorgeous bluesky on a lovely autumn afternoon. I love this time of year. This old gas stripping tower is along the Brisbane river in West End. The …

May 19, 2023: 🍷 Friday night plan: takeaway, then a glass of wine and catching up on some tv shows.

May 19, 2023: If you start now and watch seven episodes a week (including specials) you will have completed all of the 2005 onward episodes of Doctor Who before the …

May 18, 2023: The circle of life: Me this morning “I need to go to bed early tonight” Me after dinner “I might just read for a bit then go to bed” Me now “wait, …

May 16, 2023: 🐈‍⬛ A rainy morning and the cat is asleep on my lap. Unplanned day off? Y/Y

May 14, 2023: Meet Floyd. An eight week old bundle of energy and adorable that has just become part of my brother’s family. 🐕

May 12, 2023: Heading to Mackay, Queensland, for Mother’s Day and my brother and niece’s birthdays. On an Alliance Fokker 100 as they fly a number of routes on …

May 9, 2023: Watched the first two episodes of Silo. The set is exceptional and the cast are great. It’s based on a book and I must admit I’m thinking …

May 8, 2023: A polar blast delivering a single digit cold snap to most of Eastern Australia is the perfect reason to pull out some fandom winter gear a little …

May 6, 2023: “Imagine losing your rudder out at sea and sending out a distress call. And then the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world comes …

May 6, 2023: Next weekend is a trifecta of Mother’s Day, my brothers birthday and my niece’s birthday. Buying presents for mum and my niece qualifies for a free …

May 6, 2023: 🌞 It’s 9:00am and 19°c with a high of 26° forecast. I love Autumn.

May 5, 2023: 🍷 The weekend has arrived. I see a glass of Sangiovese in my near future.

May 4, 2023: 🛫 A night spent planning a holiday is a good night.

May 4, 2023: Body corporate committee meeting first thing this morning. The agenda includes the evergreen items “enforcing the parking by-laws” and “dogs not being …

May 3, 2023: Doing my periodic review of subscriptions to see what I can cut out. I’m slowly reducing the number of apps I use but I do love a new shiny thing so …

May 2, 2023: The cooler weather means the crochet blanket comes out to keep my feet warm. The cat loves to sleep on this blanket and will now spend the next few …

May 2, 2023: Watched the first episode of Mrs Davis as it’s had a thumbs up from people with similar viewing tastes to me. Very quirky and fun. I’ll be watching …

May 2, 2023: So many thoughts whirling around in my head lately. I’ve started so many short posts and then paused, thinking how it would make a good blog …

May 2, 2023: ☕ A brisk 14°c this morning. Perfect to sit at the cafe sipping coffee pretending work is not a thing I have to go to.

May 1, 2023: Lovely long weekend drawing to a close. Bit rainy on the first day but gorgeous autumn days for the other two. So many people out enjoying the local …

Apr 30, 2023: A frustration of having apple devices for personal use and windows at work is that reviews rarely focus on this. It’s always here’s the apple thing or …

Apr 29, 2023: The Bluesky what’s hot timeline is a bin fire and basically unusable. Bad luck if you wanted to get on and quietly try things out. Appears the …

Apr 28, 2023: Friday night plan: Fish and chips ✅ Glass of wine - underway Hunt for Red October - imminent A friend said “one ping only” in the group chat the other …

Apr 28, 2023: 🍸 Long weekend - engage (Picard finger point)

Apr 27, 2023: Cat on my lap = peaceful start to the day. Cat on my lap = extreme guilt about needing to get out of chair to go to work. 🐈

Apr 26, 2023: “Stop corporate greed” protest on an apartment development site at the end of my street with a large crane prevented from entering site. Two police …

Apr 25, 2023: Stumbled across this Star Trek Picard ending but with the Beach Boys. So good. 🖖🏻

Apr 25, 2023: Murray Gold returning as Doctor Who composer 📺 The news that Murray Gold is returning to Doctor Who is quite exciting, for me anyway. I love the way each season he created new material, giving each …

Apr 25, 2023: 🍕 Making pizza for lunch, with all of the anchovies. All. Of. The. Anchovies.

Apr 25, 2023: Finished The Diplomat on Netflix. Good pacing, underlying story isn’t overly complex and links everything together. I’ve seen comparisons to …

Apr 23, 2023: Checking out Bluesky. Not sure I’ll use it actively but if nothing else I’ve reserved my username. Now to find some people to follow.

Apr 21, 2023: Spoiler free thoughts on the final episode of Star Trek Picard. Nice touch having Walter Koenig do the voice of his son, the federation president. …

Apr 18, 2023: 🍸 Clocked off and going to a long lunch on a Tuesday. How decadent.

Apr 16, 2023: 👴 I appear to have reached that stage of life where I straighten up, hold my lower back and sigh “oh dear”.

Apr 10, 2023: I count myself very fortunate to live close to the Brisbane river where I can find a patch of grass and enjoy a pleasant end to the Easter long …

Apr 10, 2023: 🚶 Time for a walk along the river to wind out the long weekend.

Apr 10, 2023: 🫖 Washed the car, which is my one chore for the day. Now for a cup of tea, hot cross bun and catch up on some rss feeds.

Apr 9, 2023: I spotted Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as I was flicking through Netflix last night. I’ve seen it before but long enough ago that although parts were …

Apr 7, 2023: Some spoiler free thoughts on Star Trek Picard S3E8. My two favourite lines: “Is this a rescue mission or a continuation of the torture” “Personal …

Apr 7, 2023: Just watched The Mandalorian S3E6. For a show that’s about “The” Mandalorian it’s spending a lot of time on Bo-Katan. Is she now “The” Mandalorian? …

Apr 7, 2023: 🐰 Rainy Good Friday = Cup of tea ✅ Cat asleep on lap ✅ Netflix ✅

Apr 3, 2023: The WFH supervisor is beginning to look unhappy with me. Most likely because she thinks food should have been provided by now.

Mar 31, 2023: Someone needs a little more practice at hiding ready to pounce.

Mar 30, 2023: On my last trip to Europe I was fortunate to visit the Belvedere building complex in Vienna on a clear sunny day. One of my favourite photos from that …

Mar 30, 2023: My friend Ash is a passionate advocate for cycling. What I enjoy is how he’s not negative towards cars and drivers the way some are, he just shows the …

Mar 29, 2023: When I travel I like to bring back souvenirs that will be used, not just looked at. This knife from a trip to Kyoto, Japan, has “Peter” stamped in …

Mar 28, 2023: I wasn’t very prompt at trading this in. I wonder if my niece will still honour it despite the must be used by date.

Mar 27, 2023: In this home I’m just the support act, the cat is the lead attraction. 🐈

Mar 26, 2023: I often reflect how an instrument that cost about $10 over 30 years ago is probably the most well used and oldest utensil in the kitchen.

Mar 26, 2023: Afternoon walks at sunset are good for the soul and a very pleasant way to wind out the weekend.

Mar 25, 2023: On Caturday, Ms Ali gets to nap outside while I read. I’m going to be in so much trouble when I pick her up to go inside shortly.

Mar 25, 2023: I miss going to the markets near where I used to live. The small quantities this stall holder sold instead of larger jars were perfect and meant my …

Mar 24, 2023: It was a very busy day when I visited the Court of the Sun King. The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles was very full but fortunately the beauty was above …

Mar 24, 2023: 🍺 Friday done, work week done. Time for a beer.

Mar 23, 2023: A few of us at work play Uno as a wellness activity at lunch on a Friday. While there’s a very high chance the mildest insult will be your parentage …

Mar 22, 2023: The way an insect will wrap itself in a cocoon and then reappear transformed is one of the many marvels of nature that will never cease to fill me …

Mar 21, 2023: I have a tiny Dalek that sits in front on my computer monitor at home. I occasionally find it cathartic to turn it to point at the screen during …

Mar 20, 2023: Took the houseplant out to water it and came back to find the cat in residence. 🐈

Mar 19, 2023: I may have a lot of smart devices in my home but I still keep an analogue clock (or analog for the Americans) where I can see it when watching tv. I …

Mar 18, 2023: On Caturday we sit in the sun and watch the birds sitting on the building next door.

Mar 18, 2023: I love walking towards one of the original buildings on campus. The big front entry on the first level, with the large stairs up to the high four …

Mar 17, 2023: When you’re a bit early for dinner you have a cocktail while waiting for others.

Mar 17, 2023: 🍀 I wonder if I can get an Irish Coffee at the cafe this morning. It is St Patrick’s Day after all.

Mar 16, 2023: A road along the river near me is a shared space for pedestrians and cyclists. I often think how this sign is good life advice and not just a caution …

Mar 15, 2023: Sometimes you need a lot of patience when you live with a cat. There’s a reason I sometimes refer to Ms Ali as “my little lunatic”. 🐈

Mar 15, 2023: 📆 The Ides of March. Time to settle your debts and keep an eye on that friend named Brutus.

Mar 14, 2023: I love travel and I especially love flying. I often refer to it as being up in my happy place. I will never cease to enjoy looking out to the horizon …

Mar 13, 2023: Who doesn’t love a collection of ice cream. 🍦

Mar 13, 2023: Every episode of Star Trek Picard S3 has fan service in it. Episode 4: “Admiral you have the con”, TNG music starts, Picard sits in the middle chair, …

Mar 12, 2023: A shiny new magnet has just been added to the fridge. Given to me by a friend who knows me well. 🐈

Mar 12, 2023: Tweetbot has updated its icon 😢

Mar 11, 2023: Out on the balcony with Ms Ali and she walked onto the exposed part just as it started raining. Now I’m being glared at as if this is somehow my …

Mar 11, 2023: My @hemisphericviews stickers arrived! These are most definitely not gimcrack and will be going straight on the laptop. A great podcast that I look …

Mar 11, 2023: Old style latte glass. You don’t get these in cafes very often anymore.

Mar 11, 2023: ☕ The physio visit has occurred and now the coffee will happen. Starting Saturday slowly.

Mar 10, 2023: 👨‍💻 I think I’ll call that a wrap on the week and head for home. Brisbane drivers forget how to drive in the rain so allowing extra time.

Mar 10, 2023: Most Friday mornings I have breakfast with two friends in what has become a little “shall we have poached eggs” ritual. The answer is nearly always …

Mar 9, 2023: The cat and I spend a lot of time together like this. Often when I’m wearing clothes I don’t want to get cat hair on so I keep this green towel handy.

Mar 8, 2023: If you see me out with this bag it’s extremely likely my walk is taking me to the local shop to get a bottle of wine.

Mar 7, 2023: Spent 10 minutes looking everywhere for the cat as I thought she was in one of the bedrooms and the whole time she was hiding under the chair in the …

Mar 6, 2023: It’s important to wear your hard hat when undertaking engineering projects.

Mar 5, 2023: “Tile with birds” Iran 17th (?) century Ceramic decorated with black lines Taken in the Louvre Museum on a holiday in 2018.

Mar 5, 2023: Did you even go to the beach for the weekend if you don’t get sand between your toes.

Mar 5, 2023: 🏖️ Walking on the beach at dusk is good for the soul.

Mar 4, 2023: I could barely waddle let alone zip anywhere after this delicious seven course degustation with paired wines. Took us just over three hours to work …

Mar 3, 2023: While I might live alone I don’t live in solitude.

Mar 3, 2023: Star Trek Picard S3 just gets better with each episode. Jonathan Frakes does a superb job as director of episode 3. So many great lines. 🖖🏻📺

Mar 2, 2023: 🖖 Time for Star Trek Picard S3E3. Given they’re slowly featuring the TNG crew will we see Geordie this episode? 📺

Mar 2, 2023: The weather cleared briefly earlier just long enough for a red sunset and then quickly closed over again.

Mar 2, 2023: 🐱 Starting the day with a cat sleeping contentedly on my lap while I read = good frame of mind to tackle work. 🐈

Mar 1, 2023: Time to watch new Mandalorian. This is the way. 📺

Mar 1, 2023: Checking the window is secure before settling in for the night.

Mar 1, 2023: 📔 Trying to decide between a standard Kindle or a Kindle Paperwhite.

Feb 27, 2023: Top Gun: Maverick, 2022 - ★★★★ Watched on Saturday January 28, 2023.

Feb 27, 2023: 👨‍💻 Monday. Time to brush the weekend cat hair off and do the work thing.

Feb 26, 2023: Someone was very unhappy I was watching the Olivia Newton-John memorial on tv and not paying any attention to her demands for food. 🐈

Feb 26, 2023: Thinking of getting a Kindle again and did a search to compare models. Was logged into my Amazon account when I did it. Next day a $50 off discount …

Feb 26, 2023: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 1962 - ★★★★ Watched on Sunday February 26, 2023.

Feb 26, 2023: Fort Apache, 1948 - ★★★ Watched on Friday February 17, 2023.

Feb 26, 2023: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1982 - ★★★ Watched on Sunday February 12, 2023.

Feb 26, 2023: Uncle Buck, 1989 - ★★★★ Watched on Wednesday February 15, 2023.

Feb 26, 2023: Mamma Mia!, 2008 - ★★★★ Watched on Tuesday February 14, 2023.

Feb 26, 2023: Bullet Train, 2022 - ★★ Watched on Wednesday January 4, 2023.

Feb 25, 2023: 🍺 Tai chi this morning and now off to have lunch and beers with old friends. Mental health recharge time.

Feb 23, 2023: 🦷 Dentist time. Hopefully don’t need a filling 💸

Feb 20, 2023: 👨‍💻 Monday. I guess the work needs to resume. I have holidays to save for.

Feb 18, 2023: ❔ Flicking around the various streaming services as I can’t decide what I’m in the mood for. 📺

Feb 18, 2023: On a warm Caturday afternoon we swish the tail back and forth then nap outside in the shade. 🐈

Feb 17, 2023: 🍷 Weekend mode - engage.

Feb 17, 2023: 🍹 Love it when a hotel has a sale on so I can cancel my booking and then rebook, saving myself $270. More money for cocktails!

Feb 16, 2023: 🤫 Star Trek Picard S3 E1 - engage. 🖖🏻📺

Feb 15, 2023: 🥸 First trivia of the year with team “Magic Pete’s Last Dance”.

Feb 15, 2023: 🙏 Just a Doctor Who fan forever patiently waiting for a TARDIS emoji to be available on the iPhone.

Feb 13, 2023: Local real estate agent ran a $2000 Valentine’s Day competition to go to one of four restaurants. Usual instagram giveaway; follow the restaurants and …

Feb 13, 2023: Spotted another Tesla with an Uber sign on the rear window. That’s three I’ve seen now. If they can afford a Tesla why are they driving for Uber? Is …

Feb 13, 2023: 🐈 I have a cat asleep on my lap. That’s an acceptable reason to cancel going to work? Y/Y

Feb 12, 2023: An early release means I can watch The Last of Us E5 tonight instead of Monday night. 📺

Feb 12, 2023: If I wasn’t already really looking forward to Star Trek Picard Season 3 I definitely am after reading this spoiler free review. 🖖🏻

Feb 11, 2023: “You woke me up from my Caturday nap. There’s going to be trouble.” 🐈

Feb 10, 2023: 🎶 Playing some Burt Bacharach. He leaves a vast music library, what a wonderful legacy. 🎵

Feb 7, 2023: 🐈 First is play with the cat, then the coffee, then the work. The correct order of things.

Feb 6, 2023: 📺 Time for The Last of Us episode 4.

Feb 5, 2023: Wait until there are three episodes then binge together I thought. Have a nice Sunday night I thought. Wind the weekend down with a bit of tv I …

Feb 5, 2023: One of my favourite photos because of the way I unintentionally caught the image of wine glasses within wine glasses. It was a foodie weekend with …

Feb 5, 2023: 🍹 A little aperol spritz after a nice walk along the river. Warm out but not as bad as the end of last week.

Feb 5, 2023: Listening to the latest @hemisphericviews podcast while out walking. Scored a strange look from the person I was walking past just as I started …

Feb 4, 2023: On Caturday, we observe the world from the balcony. 🐈

Feb 3, 2023: 🥵 Thinking I should’ve sat out on the balcony with the cat before my shower not after. It’s 7:10pm and 34.5°c.

Feb 3, 2023: 🖥️ Apparently there are spare new monitors available at work. Goodbye 24”, hello 27”.

Feb 2, 2023: We had a farewell at work today for someone the whole department adores. Lucky person is heading off into retirement. One of our very talented staff …

Feb 2, 2023: Water saving tip for the day.

Feb 1, 2023: The final season of Star Trek: Picard looks brilliant. ST:TNG has been, and always will be, my favourite Star Trek. I’m very much looking forward to …

Jan 30, 2023: Time to fly. A gorgeous day for it. 🗺️

Jan 30, 2023: Lack of consistency between security screening points at different airports is bemusing. If it’s so important to remove an aerosol and laptop at a …

Jan 30, 2023: ✈️ Security screening then the coffee then the flying.

Jan 28, 2023: Visiting my brother and this gorgeous old girl alternates between demanding pats and sleeping. The best life. 🐕

Jan 27, 2023: 🎲 Playing board games on a Friday night with the family. Sometimes the simple things are the best things.

Jan 22, 2023: Decided to tidy up my profile on the bird site and make it clear I was gone. Not going to completely delete it though as I don’t want some crazy to …

Jan 22, 2023: It’s exciting that Ivory will be available in the App Store very soon. I’ve lost a few months of a Tweetbot subscription but I consider that a …

Jan 22, 2023: Every single time I put the ironing board up the cat jumps straight on to it. If only she could do the ironing as well. 🐈

Jan 22, 2023: 🎥 Watching an old classic western - Fort Apache 🍿

Jan 18, 2023: A very pleasant 24°c summer night to walk home after dinner.

Jan 17, 2023: Today is brought to you by the letter M. Morning tea Mocktails Marvellous team

Jan 17, 2023: Me: are you okay with the rain and flooding Mum (in Mackay): daytime tv is rubbish and I’m bored Guess she’s fine then.

Jan 15, 2023: 🍦 My fiendishly cunning plan to buy gelato on the walk home has been foiled by the fact they’re not open, despite the hours on their website …

Jan 15, 2023: My only new year resolution was to read more paper books instead of digital. Went to the Lifeline Bookfest this afternoon to browse the second hand …

Jan 15, 2023: 📚 Browsing the second hand books.

Jan 15, 2023: 💭 Attempting to relax on the balcony and musing on the thought that if the cat had a status.lol page it would just be a series of “trying to climb …

Jan 15, 2023: 🐈 Waiting for the cat to stop using my leg as a pillow so I can get off the couch. Hopefully that’s the biggest challenge I have today.

Jan 14, 2023: 🍽️ Booking some restaurants for a weekend away with friends in March. Something to look forward to.

Jan 13, 2023: It’s great to see a new airline tackling the monopoly existing airlines have in Australia. I’m not sure I want to fly in a plane called …

Jan 12, 2023: 🚶 Walking after work is a great way to clear the brain.

Jan 12, 2023: Glass Onion, 2022 Watched on Monday January 2, 2023.

Jan 11, 2023: 🍷 Heading out for drinks and dinner with an old friend (33yrs and counting) that’s in town for a few days.

Jan 10, 2023: My employer had a cyber attack prior to Christmas. As a precaution, they expired all user passwords today and increased the minimum number of …

Jan 9, 2023: I’ve decided this year I’m going to track all television and movie viewing. Will use Letterboxd for movies but can’t decide between trackt.tv or TV …

Jan 9, 2023: ☕ There will be coffee, and only then will there be work.

Jan 8, 2023: Iconic and very popular Australian prime minister Bob Hawke. The beer not so iconic or popular.

Jan 8, 2023: Out for a walk and overtaken on the path by a guy on an eScooter, sitting on a milk crate on the base with a towel for padding.

Jan 8, 2023: 🎧 Listening to the Screen Watching Best TV of 2022 podcast on the afternoon walk.

Jan 8, 2023: 🚶‍♂️ Time to stretch the legs and go for an afternoon walk.

Jan 8, 2023: 🫖 Sunday morning = a pot of tea and browsing my rss feeds.

Jan 7, 2023: 🍷 Big Saturday night. Sipping red wine and plotting out some personal projects in Tot. It’s a great app.

Jan 7, 2023: On Caturday we roll around on the tiles outside and get rid of excess hair. 🐈

Jan 7, 2023: Look both ways. Advice that’s good in many situations, not just when avoiding assorted cyclists, scooters and runners.

Jan 7, 2023: 🚶‍♂️ Out for an afternoon walk.

Jan 7, 2023: Actually IFTTT, there is a very good reason why the link to twitter doesn’t work anymore and it most definitely has nothing to do with improvements …

Jan 7, 2023: ☺️ Knots worked out of the neck and shoulders. Saturday morning massage has set me up for a good day.

Jan 7, 2023: A nearby building site is noisily driving piles into the ground. They can do this on a Saturday because developers have convinced council they must …

Jan 7, 2023: 💆‍♂️ Patiently waiting for my massage appointment. Starting my weekend with working the tight knots out of my shoulders.

Jan 6, 2023: ✅ Friday is over. Very much done with this week.

Jan 5, 2023: 🚊 Car in for a service so on the train to work.

Jan 5, 2023: Please stand behind the yellow line.

Jan 5, 2023: A recent podcast discovery is @hemisphericviews. I listened to one after seeing it referenced on micro.blog and thought “yep, I’m going to enjoy …

Jan 4, 2023: A lot of people on Mastodon still seem to be obsessed with the bird site, source content from it or are auto cross posting. Meanwhile, I’m constantly …

Jan 4, 2023: Apart from the great wines, one thing I really like about my wine club is that they send an email advising what wines are in the next box and give you …

Jan 3, 2023: ☕ Coffee has been consumed. Time to get work rolling for 2023.

Jan 3, 2023: Me: I’m going back to work today, will you miss me? The Cat: 💤

Jan 2, 2023: 🧨 Doing a purge of things sitting in my rss reader that are never going to get read.

Jan 2, 2023: 🚙 Washing the car to avoid sorting through the last of the storage boxes.

Jan 2, 2023: Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus singing Wrecking Ball and segue into I Will Always Love You at Miley’s NYE party The way Dolly kicks in at …

Jan 1, 2023: 🥃 Enjoying a whisky sour and reading on my balcony. Perfect first day of the year.

Jan 1, 2023: Years ago I decided to only make one new year resolution. This year is to read more actual books. I’ve increasingly been reading digital books on my …

Jan 1, 2023: After 11 days of being positive, I’ve never been so happy to start a new year on a negative note! Hopefully it’s a sign and things are looking up for …

Dec 31, 2022: 🥳 Last post for 2022. See you all in 2023 when we can do all the good bits all over again. Let’s try to not do the rubbish bits again though. HNY! 🎉

Dec 31, 2022: On the last Caturday of the year the great hunter hides where nobody can see it and lays in wait for unsuspecting feet to walk by. 🐈

Dec 31, 2022: 🖖 Time to watch the Star Trek Prodigy season final. Avoided spoilers so far. 📺

Dec 31, 2022: I have five apps in TestFlight and they’re all related to the fediverse. It’s genuinely exciting to see so much activity. It’s like the bird site …

Dec 30, 2022: 🕹️ Playing Civ VI. “Just one more turn”.

Dec 27, 2022: 🖥️ Tinkering with my omg.lol page.

Dec 26, 2022: Blowing the dust off my old Tumblr site to see if it’s something I want to keep around, and if so for what purpose.

Dec 26, 2022: “Sometimes I think there’s something missing, like I had something lovely … and it’s gone” The trailer for the 2023 …

Dec 25, 2022: 📽️ Full of Christmas food and snacks, it’s time to sprawl on the couch and watch Bill Murray in Scrooged, 1988. 🍿

Dec 25, 2022: Merry Christmas everyone! May it be a happy, relaxing and great time however you’re spending the day. 🎁🎅🏻🎄

Dec 24, 2022: I do love these Star Trek Christmas songs and appreciate the effort that has gone into them. You can probably find sound bites to create any song you …

Dec 24, 2022: On Caturday we try and work out where the spider has disappeared to.

Dec 24, 2022: I quite like Ivory as a Mastodon client and as a long time Tweetbot user it’s great to see Tapbots getting into this space. Unfortunately it seems to …

Dec 23, 2022: 📽️ Christmas movie tonight - Elf, 2003. 🍿

Dec 23, 2022: 🍸 Enjoying a medicinal gin. Making sure my taste buds are okay and not ruined by having covid.

Dec 22, 2022: 🎥 Pizza is on the menu tonight. Mystic Pizza, 1988, that is. A very early film for Julia Roberts 🍿

Dec 22, 2022: Me at 1200hrs: Right, that’s me done for the year. See you all in 2023. My boss at 1530hrs: About that… Printers at Queensland’s …

Dec 22, 2022: This Guardian article about Mastodon is wrong when it says “…triggering a land-grab for space on it…” Space is infinite in the fediverse, just spin up …

Dec 22, 2022: 🥳 Out of office on, I’m done for the year.

Dec 21, 2022: 📽️ Tonight’s movie pick is Ladyhawke, 1985. Bit of medieval fantasy, bit of hawk by day and wolf by night, lovers eternally apart. Why not. 🍿

Dec 21, 2022: 🦠 Lost my covidginity and joined the double line club just in time for Christmas 🙃

Dec 20, 2022: 📽️ Early ‘80s for tonight’s movie - An American Werewolf in London, 1981. 🍿

Dec 19, 2022: 📽️ Still in the ‘80s for tonight’s film. Watching Young Guns, 1988. 🍿

Dec 18, 2022: 📽️ Continuing my ‘80s movie run. Tonight is Risky Business, 1983, with Tom Cruise and Rebecca de Mornay. 🍿

Dec 18, 2022: A pizza place opened up recently near me and they have pineapple cannoli pie on their instagram story. I’ve been meaning to try it out and that might …

Dec 17, 2022: 📽️ Watching Gremlins, 1984. 🍿

Dec 17, 2022: I get wine, the cat gets a box. We call that a win/win on Caturday.

Dec 17, 2022: 🐈 Things to do but the cat is using my hand as a pillow so I can’t move.

Dec 16, 2022: ☕ Poached eggs and coffee with the Friday breakfast group. A nice routine to start winding down the week.

Dec 15, 2022: Came to work on the back seat of a colleagues car. Must have been entertaining for anyone else in traffic.

Dec 14, 2022: About to finalise my last 2022 to-do list. If something isn’t on it today, it’s not getting done this year. It amuses me to write my lists in a …

Dec 13, 2022: 🎥 Watching Muppet Treasure Island, 1996. Because I can. 🍿

Dec 13, 2022: Upside to switching to mastodon is the noise generated by some people on the bird site has been left behind. The absence of their content in my …

Dec 13, 2022: Local cafe has a sticker wall that is slowly filling up and will soon be above an easy to stick height.

Dec 13, 2022: Started the day with a false fire alarm at 6:02am. Pretty sure not everyone came down to ground from their apartments. At least the brigade was quick …

Dec 12, 2022: 📺 Watching the final episode of White Lotus S2 before I see spoilers online.

Dec 12, 2022: 📚 Updating Goodreads ready to import to my micro.blog bookshelves.

Dec 12, 2022: The department has recently purchased sit/stand desks for a lot of people. We’re in open plan so when I look across the floor it’s like a colony of …

Dec 12, 2022: Only 13 sleeps to Christmas.

Dec 12, 2022: ☕ Monday. Let’s do this.

Dec 11, 2022: 🎥 Settling in to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987. 🍿

Dec 11, 2022: 🚶 Walked to dinner and back to help offset the amount of Korean fried chicken consumed.

Dec 11, 2022: We have entered the “feed me” part of the afternoon according to the cat. 🐈

Dec 11, 2022: 📜 Spending a lazy Sunday morning catching up on my rss feeds.

Dec 11, 2022: I went a different way on my walk and saw some street art I’ve not noticed before.

Dec 10, 2022: Time to settle in for a great Christmas movie and watch Severus Snape fall out of Nakatomi Plaza. 🎥🍿

Dec 10, 2022: On Caturday we nap in the sun. 🐈

Dec 10, 2022: 🥃 Perusing the shelves of the local wine and spirits shop to see what might be my Christmas Day treat.

Dec 10, 2022: More caffeine required. Went to edit a post and accidentally deleted. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Good thing I happened to write the post and image descriptions in Apple …

Dec 10, 2022: I’ve been in the higher education sector for a while. Clocked up 30yrs earlier this year. There was a lovely event yesterday where annual awards were …

Dec 10, 2022: 🫖 Saturday morning - tea and the cat napping on my lap.

Dec 9, 2022: 🍷 Friday is done. Time to go home.

Dec 9, 2022: 🎄 A series of end of year work events today. Not sure any actual work will happen.

Dec 8, 2022: 😴 Nodding off on the couch, time to switch to the bed.

Dec 8, 2022: One of my teams put up reindeer faces as part of their Christmas decorating competition entry. I said they were in the wrong order. After blank stares …

Dec 7, 2022: I have to wear black pants for an event today. I rarely wear black for one very good reason, cat hair. These pants are like a magnet for it. 🐈

Dec 5, 2022: Changing the Home Screen on my iPad. Looking forward to spending the next week trying to remember what random classification Apple has given things …

Dec 3, 2022: When you own a cat and think you might just sit down for five minutes you need to allow for the fact the cat may have other ideas. It’s been 20 …

Dec 3, 2022: Watched the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas special. I wouldn’t say it was brilliant or five stars but it was a light hearted way to spend 45 …

Dec 3, 2022: I like Signal as a messaging service. I like its approach to privacy. I recommended it to friends. Not sure I can continue to do so though. I rolled …

Dec 1, 2022: Last week, as Spring was coming to an end, we had temperatures of 34° and 35°c. The first day of Summer has arrived with the rain and a cool change. …

Dec 1, 2022: Sipping my coffee at the local cafe and listening to everything the soccer mad barista says about the World Cup results this morning so I can pretend …

Nov 30, 2022: Microblogvember has me in a good routine now of thinking of something I want to say that utilises the particular word. Going to try to keep it going …

Nov 30, 2022: This year we have invested time in addressing psychological safety at work. It’s been very well received and as part of the management group for …

Nov 29, 2022: 🛠 Spending the night reminding myself how to design and build a website.

Nov 29, 2022: Have decided to adopt a rule for downloading new apps. There needs to be no or very minimal data collection.

Nov 29, 2022: Something I look forward to when I go to my hometown of Mackay, Queensland, at Christmas is the fresh reef fish available from the trawlers that …

Nov 28, 2022: I regret quite a few things but at the moment it’s the fact I made a poor decision to not put the air conditioner on earlier tonight. My regret about …

Nov 28, 2022: Organising my digital life - continued. Organising my digital life – continued. I've spent some more time thinking about and looking at options for how I want to craft my thoughts. Not the …

Nov 28, 2022: Sitting on my balcony after the storm and watching it turn a glorious colour. What’s the old saying “red sky at night, shepherds delight”.

Nov 28, 2022: Wore shorts to work today. Someone asked if I was trying to start a new trend for casual office wear and I replied that as I was born and raised in …

Nov 27, 2022: Thoughts on organising my digital life I have been spending quite a bit of time trying to decide how best to arrange my digital life. In particular, longer thoughts or posts but also my …

Nov 27, 2022: I've been spending quite a bit of time trying to decide how best to arrange my... I've been spending quite a bit of time trying to decide how best to arrange my digital life. Do I connect everything to the one website? Do I need a …

Nov 27, 2022: My battle wagon is ready. It might also just be the local rowing club ready for the river first thing in the morning.

Nov 27, 2022: The Mt Stapylton weather radar for Brisbane, Australia, seems to be having some issues. Either that or the Apocalypse has started.

Nov 27, 2022: Trying to summon the motivation to go for a late afternoon bike ride. A storm went through earlier and cooled everything down but I lay down on the …

Nov 27, 2022: My favourite local cafe had a fifth birthday party last night, in part to thank customers that stayed with it all through covid lockdowns and …

Nov 26, 2022: I walked away from my chair for two minutes to refill my water bottle. 🐈

Nov 26, 2022: I do admire Ms Ali’s commitment to sitting perfectly still, with big wide eyes, whenever a bird lands on the balcony outside. The next phase is …

Nov 25, 2022: City hall in Brisbane, Australia, lit up for Christmas.

Nov 25, 2022: 🎄 Finishing early at 2:30pm to head off to a work Christmas party.

Nov 25, 2022: Most Friday mornings I have breakfast with 2 - 3 friends before we head off to work. It’s a nice little ritual and a very pleasant way to start …

Nov 25, 2022: Today’s plan.

Nov 24, 2022: 💲 Doing the survey to get my 9c discount on petrol on the way home.

Nov 24, 2022: It’s always interesting the things your brain does and does not retain. I can easily recall something from a Doctor Who or Star Trek episode 20 …

Nov 23, 2022: I recently saw a post from the developer of Toot! that they were going to start updating it again given the surge in mastodon users downloading it. …

Nov 23, 2022: The black friday discount deals on subscriptions for streaming services and apps are making it very hard to stay the course in terms of reducing the …

Nov 23, 2022: ❌ Deleting black Friday emails as soon as they arrive.

Nov 23, 2022: 🏅 Off to a staff forum to hear all about our achievements for the year.

Nov 23, 2022: The most important day in the Doctor Who calendar is 23 November. Still going strong after 59 years! 📺

Nov 22, 2022: After a couple of very hot and humid nights it is very pleasant on my balcony tonight. I’m catching up on my RSS feed while The Cat is content to …

Nov 22, 2022: What is Hive and do I need to care? Is it just another social media site that has a lot of prominence because of very good timing in terms of arriving …

Nov 22, 2022: 😇 Counting the days until work is over for the year? No, not at all.

Nov 21, 2022: It’s another 34°c day here so it’s very likely there will be ice cream tonight. Need to cool down somehow he says innocently.

Nov 20, 2022: 🥵 Walking by the river in the hope it’s a bit cooler than at home.

Nov 20, 2022: The Cat enjoying the cool tiles on a 34°c day right before the storm crashed through.

Nov 20, 2022: The Cat versus the Currawong is a story on constant repeat here. The currawong has been quite active out on the balcony today and madam has been …

Nov 20, 2022: The thing about twitter being destroyed and people leaving is you just know journalists and politicians will cling on to whatever end might be coming. …

Nov 20, 2022: ✨ A lazy Sunday morning recharging the battery. Reading and cups of tea.

Nov 19, 2022: Long lunch with a few friends today was just what I needed to decompress after a busy week. The crispy skin on the duck was A+. Apart from individual …

Nov 19, 2022: Without checking, I’m reasonably confident there is a novel in every room with a bookmark part way through. I always have one on the go but old …

Nov 19, 2022: I can’t decide if I want to download my twitter archive or not. I’m not sure I’d ever go looking back through it given I don’t go back over my tweet …

Nov 19, 2022: I’ve never seen Coronation Street so I don’t know Millie Gibson at all. Looks like RTD is going for a younger vibe again though. Can’t wait for new …

Nov 18, 2022: I will never tire of watching Star Trek in all its various incarnations. TNG is my favourite series and Wrath of Khan my favourite of the movies. 🖖🏻

Nov 17, 2022: Questionable how authentic this quote from Aristophanes is but putting it on the end of a wine barrel makes it appear legitimate.

Nov 17, 2022: Waking up earlier these days so I’m putting that extra time to good use. I’m sitting for about 20-30mins in my chair reading so The Cat can jump up …

Nov 16, 2022: I’m really enjoying Andor at the moment. Apart from the Mandalorian, I think it’s the best tv show the Star Wars franchise has produced in recent …

Nov 15, 2022: Serving looks of disapproval.

Nov 15, 2022: I remember when the first aluminium macbook was released and how different it looked and how light it was. You didn’t see many in the wild …

Nov 15, 2022: ☕ Coffee then work. The correct order of things.

Nov 14, 2022: I’ve been reviewing my diary for the next few weeks and all of the things that need to be accomplished before the end of the year. The thought …

Nov 13, 2022: 💤 Spending a quiet Sunday night catching up on some home admin.

Nov 13, 2022: Reflecting on the fact that just like tuning a radio or tv, you adjust a few things in your life and the overall picture becomes clearer and you can …

Nov 12, 2022: I’m getting “you went away and I’m disappointed in you” vibes from The Cat.

Nov 12, 2022: Home after four nights away and the cat hasn’t left my side. I have a suspicion she might have missed me 😻

Nov 12, 2022: ✈ Time to fly

Nov 11, 2022: I really like the way you can walk around the Melbourne CBD and see street art on display everywhere.

Nov 10, 2022: Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister are two of my favourite shows. Insightful political comedy that is still as accurate and cutting as when it first …

Nov 10, 2022: Melbourne: coffee and cupcakes edition.

Nov 9, 2022: Someone discovered gin slushies were included in the open bar at this conference function and I was straight there.

Nov 9, 2022: Wind, high pollen count and my eyes do not play well together. I’m regretting accidentally not bringing my hay fever tablets with me to Melbourne and …

Nov 9, 2022: 🤧 Good morning Melbourne and your high pollen count.

Nov 8, 2022: Project meetings are an all or nothing thing lately. We’re either racing towards the objective as everyone is keen for change or we inch towards …

Nov 8, 2022: 🚀 Time to fly 🛫

Nov 7, 2022: Sometimes a person says something quite incidental in a meeting and you finally get an insight into what they’re trying to achieve. I have some …

Nov 6, 2022: If there was any doubt about who runs this household … the cat just walked over to the balcony door, sat down and turned her head to look at me and I …

Nov 6, 2022: One of my favourite things is the art on the utility cabinets all over Brisbane as part of the Artforce program. This one is Topograffiti by Shahni …

Nov 6, 2022: Oh no. I just realised my microblogvember post with exempt in it didn’t actually upload yesterday. Does this mean I’ve failed the challenge or will …

Nov 6, 2022: Talking to my nephew yesterday and I was suddenly reminded of my father, a man he never really knew as he passed away when my nephew was quite young. …

Nov 5, 2022: A good article from The Conversation on how online communities move and adapt. While many people have left twitter it will take time to see if …

Nov 5, 2022: ⌛ Updating my profile pic across all my fediverse and social media accounts, which is taking longer than expected.

Nov 5, 2022: I have a big and comfortable chair that I like to sit in to read. I deliberately bought one that was large enough for The Cat to tuck in beside me, …

Nov 4, 2022: One of the things I quite like about micro.blog is the way posts are written in a thoughtful and considered way. I have a lot of admiration for people …

Nov 4, 2022: 😬 Waiting for micro.blog servers to come back up. I have to do my microblogvember post!

Nov 3, 2022: 🤔 Trying to decide on a new blog name.

Nov 3, 2022: A noticeable thing about micro.blog is the complete absence of spam accounts, which is clearly due to the work @jean does in zapping them. Our own 007 …

Nov 2, 2022: There have been so many people signing up to the local aus.social Mastodon instance in the last few days it’s a veritable feast of new people to …

Nov 1, 2022: Starting the Microblogvember challenge with a photo of the fine figure of a feline, Ms Ali. This gorgeous girl brings me joy every day. She is not a …

Nov 1, 2022: ✒ Time to check the word for Microblogvember and get writing.

Oct 31, 2022: I’m a big fan of the Carrot weather app and its snarky messages. The combination of homicidal personality and communist politics in settings delivers …

Oct 31, 2022: 🥱 I am done with today, time to head home.

Oct 31, 2022: 😬 Made it to 10:24 before the day was derailed.

Oct 31, 2022: Not a huge fan of halloween as I see it as yet another american thing that’s becoming a commercialised norm in Australia but the joy on the …

Oct 30, 2022: 😊 Happy with how my little project is coming along

Oct 30, 2022: 🔧 Tinkering and dabbling

Oct 30, 2022: I always make sure I include a stretch of the river when I go on my walk. It’s perfect at dusk with the breeze.

Oct 30, 2022: I’ve been making a conscious effort to let subscriptions lapse if I’m not really using the product. My first real challenge though was letting a …

Oct 30, 2022: A lazy start to Sunday morning. I’m reading and The Cat is napping, which is likely her plan for the rest of the day as well.

Oct 29, 2022: Saturday afternoons done right. Met friends at the local craft brewery that is five minutes walk from home.

Oct 26, 2022: I thought I’d been pretty good at not cluttering up my iPhone but in preparing to upgrade to the 14 I was surprised to discover I have 327 apps …

Oct 24, 2022: Big night ahead. Final episode of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who and the final episode of S1 for House of the Dragon. 📺

Oct 24, 2022: I wonder which one of my neighbours is being creative with their Wi-Fi.

Oct 23, 2022: There are so many useful discussions by the micro.blog community and it’s one of the big reasons I’m enjoying it so much since signing up …

Oct 21, 2022: The problem with wearing a hat everywhere is that most places don’t have somewhere to leave it. I either have to keep it on, put it on an empty chair …

Oct 19, 2022: Picked up the latest Phantom comic and I just want to go home and read it but sadly work must happen.

Oct 18, 2022: I’m enjoying both House of the Dragon and Rings of Power but the former is definitely the better of the two. I think the jumps ahead in years has …

Oct 18, 2022: How does anyone start out with establishing an online identity these days when so many usernames are already in use? I have a very common name and …

Oct 17, 2022: I do love this local crazy cat street art. Makes me smile whenever I walk by.

Oct 15, 2022: Walking home and made a little detour into one of my favourite little bars. If it’s called a Vitamin C it’s healthy right? Yes/Yes

Oct 15, 2022: I need to get some white gloves for a work thing and most places I’ve asked have given a look that slides from “What, why -> no -> actually let …

Oct 15, 2022: I didn’t even need to look to know there was a bird on the balcony, the cat’s stare was enough of a giveaway.

Oct 14, 2022: It’s been a busy day and I’ve been very much looking forward to relaxing on the couch with The Cat. Madam was there before me watching tv so I decided …

Oct 10, 2022: Watched Star Trek: Wrath of Khan again tonight for the umpteenth time and it’s still my favourite Star Trek movie, followed very closely by First …

Oct 10, 2022: The supervisor seems unimpressed by this zoom meeting.

Oct 9, 2022: Rings of Power this week felt like a filler episode and I’m finding the Harfoot storyline annoying. 📺

Oct 9, 2022: The BBC has released the trailer for The Power of the Doctor, which is the final Doctor Who episode with Jodie Whittaker and also the final with Chris …

Oct 9, 2022: Apparently being one of my oldest friends allowed my dinner guest to work out the passcode for my phone and put Celine on. Only took three guesses …

Oct 5, 2022: The third and final book in a series was released on Audible only early last year. The author intends to release it as an actual book and indicated …

Oct 3, 2022: Old friends On Sunday I spent a lovely afternoon and evening catching up with my best friends from high school and their partners. The ‘80s seems so long ago but …

Sep 17, 2022: Using Focus, I’ve set up my iPhone to change home screens at night. Now the cat is giving me a look of disapproval for using my phone. 🐈

Sep 7, 2022: A little stop at the local craft brewery at the end of my afternoon walk. It’s all about a balanced life.

Aug 30, 2022: I am simply incapable of walking past a stationery store without browsing to see if there is something I need. Unsurprisingly, there usually is. I …

Aug 25, 2022: Found a nice little spot to have coffee and listen to some music.

Aug 24, 2022: There was dinner and now a show.

Aug 22, 2022: I just flew from Brisbane to Melbourne, Australia. I love to fly and one of my great joys is travelling by air. The people watching at the airport, …

Aug 17, 2022: It’s been five years since I adopted Ali from a local cat rescue. She was found with a litter of five kittens and was only about six months old …

Aug 17, 2022: Made it to the end of Westworld Season 4 and while it seems they’re setting up for a possible S5 I think I’m done. I struggled to stay engaged this …

Aug 16, 2022: I’ve reached that point in my holidays where I have to check what day of the week it is. Good place to be.

Aug 15, 2022: A beautiful day to fly 🛫

Aug 12, 2022: My brother’s dog, Tilly, is a gorgeous girl. She’s getting old now though and deaf as a post. She needs to see you to know you’re there but then she …

Aug 7, 2022: A perfect 21°c winter afternoon for a walk along the river then relaxing on my balcony with a beer in the late afternoon sun. These are both …

Aug 5, 2022: I had a list of things to do today but that plan has hit a slight snag in the shape of a cat.

Jul 24, 2022: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This thought from 13 years ago is remarkably similar to one I had a few weeks ago that resulted …

Jul 17, 2022: A very old friend, we met 35 years ago, came home this week after living through the last two years of Covid in Singapore. It’s the longest we’ve not …

Jul 12, 2022: Almost everything ticked off on the day off list: Slow start - cups of tea & cat on lap ✅ Thor: Love and Thunder ✅ 7.5/10 Booster 4 ✅ Roast lamb …

Jul 11, 2022: Just watched the first three episodes of the new season of Westworld. I see that they’ve stayed with the approach of multiple confusing sub plots, …

Jul 9, 2022: I really enjoyed the final episode of Strange New Worlds and the man out of time plot device. The whole season has had everything you could want from …

Jul 9, 2022: I subscribe to Choice here in Australia as I value their reviews of consumer products. When looking at a new purchase I will start there first and see …

Jul 4, 2022: It’s been 18 weeks since the Brisbane floods filled the basement carpark in my apartment building and the lift was damaged. The email has just arrived …

Jul 2, 2022: The cat giving me her please don’t follow me around singing face moments before going to hide in the bedroom. 🐈

Jul 2, 2022: The best part of it being July is that I can start saying “I go on holidays at the end of the month”. I find it important for my mental health to …

Jul 2, 2022: In the Brisbane floods at the end of February, the basement carpark filled with water and the lift was damaged. It’s been four months of up and down …

Jun 30, 2022: My micro.blog stickers arrived!! Thank you @jean 🤩

Jun 29, 2022: One of those days where I’ve decided that I’m making pizza for dinner because I can, and it will have both pineapple and many anchovies. It might be a …

Jun 27, 2022: Project managers often appear incapable of admitting that things are not going well and always want to put the best spin on things. Amazing how saying …

Jun 26, 2022: “Should have bought me a hammock”. Not content with slowing clawing the chair to pieces the cat has been making the underneath a little hiding spot. …

Jun 25, 2022: My Saturday was lunch at a favourite Italian, a show and then a few drinks. Sometimes you just need to ignore the trouble and strife in the world and …

Jun 23, 2022: Recently I’ve been using my iPhone without a case. The design and colour really is lovely to look at and shouldn’t be hidden away. The one thing that …

Jun 22, 2022: We’ve been asked to put up new nameplates with a photo you like and also a spot for “a fun fact or a special quote that has meaning for you”. I talk …

Jun 21, 2022: I recently removed roller blinds so the painter could patch the holes before painting. I have to wait a bit for the new shutters to go in so I’ve put …

Jun 21, 2022: It’s increasingly frustrating the way the Australian media and politicians refer to the energy market as if it’s a normal commodity that you can …

Jun 20, 2022: Trying to decide what to name a new member of the device family is proving difficult. I have themes I use but I’ve grown attached to my iMac being …

Jun 19, 2022: Decided to watch Doctor Who from the very first episode and work my way forward to the end of the old series. I’m quite looking forward to this, it’s …

Jun 13, 2022: Price caps for the Australian domestic energy market should have been part of the enabling legislation and permanently in place. We shouldn’t need to …

Jun 12, 2022: I get the contents, the cat gets the paper bag. win/win.

Jun 11, 2022: I wasn’t going to go this year but a decision to take some holidays in August and September had me dropping into the Lifeline book sale. Picked up a …

Jun 9, 2022: Apple mail is truly awful at searching. It’s one of the reasons I stay on gmail. If I could find a decent app and calendar for both iPhone and iMac …

Jun 9, 2022: They are indeed. #DoctorWho #DoctorWhoQuotes

Jun 6, 2022: Discovered Blake’s 7 is on britbox so I’ll be indulging in some great old sci-fi for the next little while. Along with Doctor Who and Star Trek …

Jun 6, 2022: The cat has slowly forgiven me for leaving her at the pet motel while the place was painted. Has resumed stealing my seat when I get up.

Jun 5, 2022: Decided I’d take advantage of the Britbox $2 for two months special and check it out. Should be enough time to see what it has that I can’t find …

Jun 5, 2022: This weather forecast fills me with joy. I love the cold and we don’t get enough of it in Brisbane. I’ll be able to wear a scarf and gloves, two of my …

Jun 5, 2022: Saw Top Gun: Maverick today & really enjoyed it. Action sequences need to be seen on the big screen, opening sequence was a great throwback to the …

Jun 2, 2022: The ACT is way ahead of the rest of Australia on a lot of important issues, including renewable energy. #SustainableEnergy #RenewableEnergy …

Jun 2, 2022: The reality of climate change is increasingly obvious and yet major generating companies are dragging their heels on switching to renewable energy in …

May 29, 2022: Painter is coming tomorrow. “Just move everything away from the walls” sounds easy until you get started and (a) need to take down all your artwork …

May 28, 2022: Are you trying to take a photo? 📷🐈😹

May 28, 2022: Autumn afternoons are made for beer and naps. I had one and the cat had the other.

May 28, 2022: Chair ✅ Book ✅ Thermos of tea ✅ Gorgeous autumn day ✅

May 24, 2022: I’ve been doing more reading this year on #sustainability #renewables and alternative options to the fossil fuel industry. I’ve stumbled …

May 24, 2022: I recently bought the Toot! app by @tootapp@mastodon.social to use for Mastodon and I just love the icon choices. So cute.

May 24, 2022: Questions are being asked as to why the balcony door remains closed.

May 24, 2022: Painter is able to come a bit earlier than planned so I need to finalise what colour to paint the walls. With 98 whites and neutrals from Dulux it’s …

May 24, 2022: A trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder has dropped and I can’t wait until it opens. The Thor movies are my favourites of the Marvel movies as they …

May 24, 2022: I didn’t know how much I needed to see skydiving salamanders until I came across this youtu.be/tbLFbyjVL…

May 23, 2022: We love a crochet blanket. 🐈 📷

May 23, 2022: Spent a bit of time today on my continuing declutter and tidy up of my digital life. Also settled on using the Tufte theme from @pimoore for my blog. …

May 22, 2022: Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode Early in January I decided I’d rewatch Doctor Who beginning with 9 and hopefully finishing before 13’s final episode. I’ve just …

May 22, 2022: I make things easy for my family when it comes to presents. I will love anything #doctorwho related. My niece recently made two coasters for under my …

May 22, 2022: Introduction I thought I’d set up a little space on the web. Not entirely sure what I will do with it but I decided I needed some little projects for my …