Afternoon naps. 👍🏻

Made some improvements to the sidebar of the blog, added in an hcard powered by the Indieweb plugin. It adds a little something that was missing, a brief and easily accessible about me portion along with an avatar to put a face to my name.

Had a trip into the unknown this afternoon, my parents attic. Lot’s of boxes now in the garage to sort, one trip to the tip, and now chilling out watching the football and playing with my blog.

Decided to do a meat free Monday today in an effort to eat more vegetables. Made basil pesto to serve with tagliatelle, French beans, and potatoes. Added too much garlic to the pesto, so I’d avoid my breath for the next few hours… 😷

What’s the best way to handle locations from Sunlit on a WordPress blog?

It’s football day! There’s nothing quite like the optimism of the first game of the season, but this time it feels slightly more like a genuine chance of challenging for promotion.

Looking forward to seeing Forest’s first game of the season for the first time since I had a season ticket.

Turns out, that when the UK has a heat wave, in early August it’s impossible to find navy shorts in your size.

Yesterday I moved my podcast setup to Apple Podcasts. Today I tried to listen to a podcast without Overcasts smart speed and I lasted 10 seconds.

Having spent some time playing around with Indie Web features on my WordPress blog, I’m now considering moving to a hosted instead.

I managed to lock myself out of my flat yesterday, the perils of front door that locks on close. An awkward phone call to my landlord to arrange getting their spare key, and a kind lift from my church pastor meant I was locked out for 4 hours in total. The technologist in me kept thinking if I had a smart lock I would’ve been fine.

I really enjoyed Le Tour de France this year, it reignited my interest in cycling. Great to have another Brit win it, @GeraintThomas86 has always been one of my favourite riders, so all the sweeter to see him in yellow.

#LeTour 🚴🏻‍♂️

The best Saturday lunch times are the ones when there’s a mixed conditions #F1 qualifying session. Desperately hoping a big gun gets caught out.

Two days in a row I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa for an unplanned nap after I’ve gotten home from work. At least from next week my working week should become more sustainable, looking forward to a work week with more days of design work than coffee work.

Took advantage of an offer in the supermarket yesterday to buy a steak. Just had it for dinner. Absolutely delicious.

I’ve tried cooking steak in the past and always been a bit disappointed. So pleased I did a bit of research and followed my findings. 👌🏻


Discovered this evening that I couldn’t find the key to my bike lock, which is currently locked to two bikes. I’ve now sorted through 2 big boxes of stuff and two drawers of stuff, thrown out a lot of crap and organised everything more logically. Sometimes misplacing things has a big effect on stuff.

The bike locks keys? Well they were in a drawer completely unrelated to anything I sorted. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

Ran out of hay fever tablets a few days ago and thought I’d see how I would be without buying some more. Turns out not so good if this evening is anything to go by, pollen is on an all out offensive. Itchy eyes, itchy nose and all the sneezes.

It’s been a long week. I’m getting too old to be working on my feet for 40 hours and a further 15 building websites. Completely pooped and my body aches. 😴

Slowly moving all my sites over to Sass as I get to them. Contracting to a local studio has really helped me to learn a load of new things that I should’ve learned a while ago.

My IndieWeb story, Part 1: Jumping in the Deep End (
I hope it presents both some technical aspects of the IndieWeb but more so introduces how the IndieWeb experience is personal and is shaped by each individual.

This post from Eddie Hinkle was what prompted me to explore implmenting Post Kinds on my blog. This is the first official like from my own site to another using Indie Web technologies, it seemed fitting that I should give it a try with the post that prompted playing around with the technology.

Spending my Friday evening playing around with my blog and trying out an implementation of Post Kinds. One thing that has always stopped me previously has been that I always find Indiew Web bits a bit clunky looking, so I’m trying to integrate it as stylishly as I can in my custom theme.