13th March, 2019

Bear Pond and Koffee Mameya

Despite markedly different approaches to customer service, Bear Pond and Koffee Mameya have much in common, not least their unflinching dedication to quality. When coffee reaches this level, the experience is mind-altering.

12th March, 2019

Meeting my wife for coffee

I’d agreed to meet Geri for coffee. Usually, that means a brisk walk into town, but on this occasion, she was in the future. She was 6,000 miles away.

8th February, 2019

Goodbye, Albert Finney

My Mam always joked that in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning—that brilliant kitchen sink drama set in 1960s working-class Nottingham—his Arthur Seaton was “just like yer Dad!”

24th January, 2019

A certain sense of inevitability

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2019.

The first New Adventures took place in 2011, sparking a trilogy of events that helped push digital design forward with bold ideas and honest opinion. The whole thing was a blast. Some seasoned conference-goers considered it their favourite, and for many it was their first event.

31st December, 2018

2018 in music

It was a year where music helped contextualise a world weighing heavy, my favourite albums serving as coping mechanisms. Stacking art in ordered lists is questionable, but also a way to exert a little control, to own something of the year. And so, here are my top albums, tracks, and gigs of 2018.

31st December, 2017

2017 in music

A fantastic year for music: many of my favourites returned with new albums and heaps of exceptional new artists appeared. We also made it to lots of shows. Here are my top albums, tracks, compilations and gigs of 2017.

3rd October, 2017

Early connections to nature

As I began researching the ways digital tech helps us discover our world, I considered nature’s influence on my formative years and wondered what I might’ve lost.

24th September, 2017

Robin Hood Half Marathon

Today, I successfully completed my first official half marathon.

1st September, 2017

I'm writing again

Buoyed by experiential optimism, I want to highlight the ways digital technology can benefit well-being, and strengthen our connection to the natural world.

23rd July, 2017

Newfoundland's Ninetieth Tely 10

Today, we completed Newfoundland's famous 10-mile road race.

31st December, 2016

2016 in music

We lost David Bowie, and the world collapsed into the disturbing but not entirely unexpected populism of Brexit and Trump. Black voices mattered: Solange; Michael Kiwanuka; A Tribe Called Quest; Chance; the absolute brilliance of Frank Ocean. Here are my top albums, tracks, compilations and gigs of 2016.

31st December, 2015

2015 in music

I'm not sure 2015 was an especially memorable year for music, but I've made a commitment to these lists now. So, here we go with my top albums, tracks, compilations, and gigs.

15th January, 2015

Wedding videos

Our highlights reel has arrived!

30th August, 2014

31st December, 2013

2013: a year in review

This is the fourth end-of-year review I’ve written and as ever it’s a personal reflection that I think I’ll enjoy reading in twenty years or whenever. In a nutshell, 2013 was incredible, and the year I pretty much sorted my life out. Most notably I turned 40, and got engaged!