Planning a run

Planning a run

Now that we've moved into a new house, I need to find new routes to run. I want to run for 30 minutes, which at my current pace is just over 5 km. One webapp that I've found very useful…

Starting with mindfulness

Starting with mindfulness

I have tried a number mindfulness apps in the past. The Apple Watch Breath app just gets annoying after while, and the only one that really stuck was Headspace. I like their friendly, non-wishy washy approach and well designed app.…

Stuck with 16GB phone storage in 2018

Stuck with 16GB phone storage in 2018

I use an iPhone 6S with 16GB of memory. While that was plenty of storage when I bought it almost exactly three years ago (for £539), iOS now takes up more than half of that (8.65GB). My photo library…

Bullet Journalling

Bullet Journalling

I have been using the Bullet Journal method since the beginning of the year to keep track of tasks and dates. The idea is that you use a physical notebook and folling a specific system to keep track of things.…

Three months of blogging every day

Three months of blogging every day

A blog post every day for three months means I'm now just shy of having written 100 posts! I can't believe that I've made it three months without skipping a day, even though we've moved house. These blog posts have…

Four parks and a beach

Four parks and a beach

One of the reasons we moved was that the new house is nearer to the beaches of the Gower, the UK's first Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. In addition, we've got four parks and a beach within walking distance. Cwmdonkin…

Making holes in walls

Making holes in walls

I spent most of the day putting up new furniture and attaching things to walls. First I drilled six holes to attach our TV to the wall with a movable arm. Making sure I got the six holes in exactly…

Internet and moving house: Part 2

Internet and moving house: Part 2

Previously I described some of the issues regarding getting the internet working at our new house. Well, it seems like I've finally found a solution! Using a WiFi extender was not successful, as the average network speed would still be…

Mac and cheese (without the cheese)

Mac and cheese (without the cheese)

For dinner tonight I finally made that vegan mac & cheese I wrote about a while back. I was a bit surprised by how easy it was to make and that I actually enjoyed eating it. The toddler ate his…

Even more flat-pack assembly

Even more flat-pack assembly

On Monday I wrote how other companies copying IKEA's flat-pack furniture style really don't match up when it comes to the quality of the assembly instructions. Today I was assembling an IKEA shoe cabinet, and the instructions made it a…