I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Looking to simplify all my websites. Since I’m no longer freelancing and don’t need a portfolio online at the moment, I’m thinking to move away to something lighter than WordPress. Trouble is I don’t know what. I don’t want to maintain everything other than the design and want to reduce costs.

Started playing around with Notion a bit today. I’ve heard so many people talking about it I figured it was time to give it a go. Not quite sure where it fits yet. Initially I’ve set up a Watch List using one of their existing templates and a Weekly Review template to try and get in the habit of that.

I’m trying to find some exercise that I can do easily and slowly build up in to a habit. It occurred to me last night I could probably find some free Pilates videos on YouTube to try. A small searched revealed some beginner videos for men, so given one of those a try this morning.

It’s now been a week since I ran out of coffee beans. More are on the way, but I miss the morning ritual of brewing myself a coffee.

Finally sorting my road bike out, cleaned and oiled up. Time to start using her as my daily exercise time and chance to get out the flat.

Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Mark‬ ‭16:6‬

Work has started a steps challenge, made me actually get out the house and be active. Took this at the mid point of my walk.

Been playing around with the iPad and my old Apple Trackpad. It’s kinda cool, makes we want to get the Magic Trackpad 2 so I can truly navigate iPadOS while it’s connected to my big screen. I also hope that iPadOS 14 brings better external display support.

Clapped for the NHS at 8. For the doctors, nurses, paramedics, counsellors, and carers. Outside of CV-19 I’ve never been more thankful for our health system and the work that they do than I am right now.

Fun evening doing a quiz with the team from work via video conferencing. Worked really well, had a lot of laughs. I find Wednesday to be the hardest of the week for some reason, so this was good medicine.

I really wish Do Not Disturb in my Mac could be automatically turned on when I have a meeting. Seems like a crazy omission. I have discovered that Option-Click on the notifications icon in the menu bar is a shortcut to turn it on and off.

Ventured outside for the first time in a week today. It’s a really strange atmosphere, hitting me that people seem to be finally taking the virus seriously. I’m fed up of being on my own though, some in person human company is needed.

One perk of this whole lockdown situation: I’m finally sorting some of the stuff I’ve wanted to sort for the last 6 months 😂

I keep finding myself looking at the refurbished 2018 iPad Pro on Apple’s website. The price drop makes it incredibly tempting, as does the new mouse/trackpad support. I can see it becoming way more valuable now, especially for the Affinity apps…

From my trip to Rome at the end of November, when we could walk freely around a beautiful city.

Took this a few weeks ago when I was walking home one evening. It was peaceful then. Now when you go out at night it feels eery, but there is a kind of beauty to the emptiness.

You’d think having worked from home for 7 years I’d be used to it, but today has really dragged. I could really do with a walk, but trying not to leave the house and to isolate after some colleagues from work have shown symptoms of The Virus.

I’ve just seen pictures of what the London Underground was like this morning. What do these people not understand about stay at home!