RIP. John Edmund Power

RIP. John Edmund Power

I’ll never forget the first night I met Eddy. I’d been dating Eirene (his daughter, now my wife and mother of my 4) for a few months when she took me over to Ireland to meet her dad. He sat me down (with the bottle of Irish Whiskey I’d brought him) and drank me under the table. He was testing… Read more →

Adventure Clocks

I’ve just completed my first ‘proper full week’ – Monday to Friday – at work since mid March. Got a new desk near a big window. Super happy. My professional life feels like it’s going through a bit of a level up which is good. I’ve done a bit of public speaking on stuff I’m passionate about (at Leeds digital… Read more →

San Francisco DragonDrop Adventure

San Francisco DragonDrop Adventure

It’s my first trip to San Francisco, but I’m not the first adventure club member to visit. Fionn was here 13 years ago (as you can see near the bottom of this DDAC archive). I re created his shirt shot by standing at the bottom of Lombard Street – the 27% gradient street somehow personifies a lot of what San… Read more →

Love at first bite

Love at first bite

We went for a family outing today ‘up the Chevin’ near Otley. Elsie dog (who must be a babe in dog land) attracted the attentions of a shaggy young pup. A Golden Labradoodle. I don’t know if he just wanted her for her stick or not,  but their frolicking was quite a thing to behold on valentines day. Poignant reminders… Read more →

Ladies of leisure

Like many ladies, my house is full to bursting with stuff. My stuff, Matt’s stuff, the kids stuff, even the animals have stuff. So the last thing I wanted or needed was more stuff. Christmas though, presented a problem. What presents would maintain my need for less with my friends similar need for less. Then I had my lightbulb moment…. Read more →