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Last Build Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:17:44 +0000


2016, then

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:17:44 +0000

2016 can obviously go screw itself for many reasons. Mine was split in two by a painful breakup in June, and I still miss her whenever I stop. But aside from that and the ghastly state of politics, there were many good things: My best friend got married in New Zealand, and I was his … Continue reading 2016, then

2016’s most useful tools

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:50:50 +0000

iPhone 7 Plus Just does everything. Quickly. Smoothly. And the battery lasts a day. I grudgingly switched from my 5S in November, and can’t believe how much it improved my day. A thousand little lags and frustrations, all gone. The Plus is likely too big for most people – I have long, thin fingers and it’s … Continue reading 2016’s most useful tools

Holding it together in dancing competitions

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:19:23 +0000

I am bad at ballroom dancing competitions. This isn’t faux humility. I literally forget the steps. Steps I’ve done hundreds of times before. Steps I could do in my sleep. This doesn’t happen at social dances, or in lessons. I reckon I’d stand a fair chance if I could just hold it together. But put me on a … Continue reading Holding it together in dancing competitions

iPhone vs SLR

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 19:15:08 +0000

As the old saying goes, the best camera is the one you have on you. The camera I have on me is my iPhone. I take a lot of photos with it, despite having an SLR that’s obviously higher quality. But it’s so much easier to do things with iPhone photos! Emailing / Twitter / Google … Continue reading iPhone vs SLR

You Need A Budget

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:08:05 +0000

In January 2014 I set myself a new year’s resolution: control my money better. This was a long-standing ambition and a genuinely tough problem for me. I’d put in plenty of effort in the past, but failed each time. Nothing stuck: budgeting spreadsheets, Microsoft Money, detailed spreadsheets for specific projects – everything seemed logical and comprehensive, but never … Continue reading You Need A Budget

2014, then

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:54:01 +0000

Highlights Entered a bunch of UK dancing competitions. These are tougher than the international ones: there are more competitors, and the standard is higher. This was entirely the point, as I wanted to be challenged. And so I was: I failed, and I failed hard. Honestly, it was ridiculous. In the entire year I got … Continue reading 2014, then

Why you don’t like photos of yourself

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:46:31 +0000

Me: Hello! I thought you might like this photo of you. Them: Oh god it’s so awful. I understand this, I really do. I used to be the same. But now it makes me sad. If I’ve sent you a picture of yourself, it’s because I think you look good. And I’m probably a better judge … Continue reading Why you don’t like photos of yourself


Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:37:06 +0000

I was feeling pretty run down. Had been for months – maybe a year – and I figured it was lack of sleep. This was new: I often sleep badly, but I’d never had problems with tiredness. But, you know, age. So I bought Night School, and worked through its recommendations. I put up blackout curtains. I cut out blue … Continue reading Candyman

June Gala Showdance

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:49:28 +0000

We’d been working on this for over a year, off and on. There’s foxtrot, jive and cha-cha in there. Quite pleased with how it turned out – that’s probably the best we’d ever done it.  

2013, then

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:56:52 +0000

Ok so this came round fast. Has anyone looked into whether time is still working right? I have suspicions. But highlights of the year: Danced a lot, with much training for a showdance in April then an amazing Pro-Am competition in Paris in December. I also found a few more local events to go to, … Continue reading 2013, then

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