Seasons

Several years into keeping this blog, Matt noticed pattern. Annual repetition, largely governed by natural seasonal events or advents within. A commentary of sorts.

Clocks and Chestnuts

Clocks and Chestnuts

I liked my friend Daren’s facebook statement earlier: “Today has mostly been an exercise in being SURPRISED BY WHAT TIME IT *IS/ISN’T! “. Quite. It caught us out – we hadn’t a clue. No harm done though – not like the time when I didn’t notice until someone told me on Monday morning, after I’d got to work a whole hour… Read more →

October already

October already

October is the most transitional of months to me – more so than it’s spring counterpart. To Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October starts out as offering a fair potential to still proffering the odd day when you could get away with a shorts and t-shirt combo, and it ends up… Read more →

Flexi-time

I’m loving flexi-time. I think it’s pretty much spot on. It’s flexible enough for me to live my flexible life yet it ensures people are in the office enough at the same time to collaborate properly. Basically, I’ve got to start somewhere between 8am and 10am and have between 30 minutes and 2 hours for lunch. I then do my… Read more →

Early September Sky

Early September Sky

Here’s what the sky from our bedroom window looked like an hour or so… …and here’s what it looked like a year or so ago (September 4th, 2012)  

Jaygo won the fossil competition

Jaygo won the fossil competition

It’s my last day of the summer school holidays – the kids are still off for a bit. It’s been a blast. Highlights would be – getting a new job (yay! – starts tomorrow). The Shakespeare Players in Wales and the week in France. Weddings and picnics, walks and talks, parties and cricket and spending a day with Google people would… Read more →

End of an Era

End of an Era

I’ve just entered the last hour of a job that I’ve been at for 7 years. What started out as a 6 week contract turned into a 6 month contract, then a year, then two years, then a full time job. To cut a long story short, I’ve had itchy feet for a while now, and felt it was time… Read more →

Half way point.

Half way point.

Today is the half way point of the year. It’s the same amount of time to 2014 as it is from 2012. The significance of this, and this very blog post are intrinsically linked, see, I decided on the morning of January the 1st, that I was going to blog every day this year. So far, I’ve not missed a… Read more →

Pretty colours

Pretty colours

I was taken aback by this sight this morning. A Bright pink tree with a rich blue backdrop of a sky. I stopped for a minute and soaked it in. Undoubtedly the best part of the day today (07:00 ish – dog walk round The Stray) – the weather set in to rain by mid morning and it’s been damp (at… Read more →

Bilton Gala

Bilton Gala

For over 30 years, a true community event called Bilton Gala has taken place on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, in the heart of one of the oldest and biggest suburbs of Harrogate called (you guessed it) Bilton. If this year’s Bilton Gala was a newspaper, it would be a bank holiday special edition of The Sun, with a headline… Read more →