Journal

30th December, 2019

2019 in review

Six years have passed since I last reviewed the year. That was 2013; I got engaged and began to detach from the speed and distraction of design and tech, pledging to prioritise my personal life.

19th November, 2019

Guernica

I was last-minute Googling decent coffee shops for our trip to Madrid when, through a random link, I learned that Guernica was on permanent display in the city. Guernica!

22nd September, 2019

The podcast that never was

The idea was to create a podcast series about sound and place, recording each episode in a different location. I assembled one episode but thought better of sharing it — until now.

4th September, 2019

Cinque Terre

We're back from our third trip to Cinque Terre, where we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary at the little Manarola apartment we love so much.

23rd May, 2019

Hoshinoya Tokyo

Our trips to Japan tend to rest on two very distinct styles of accommodation: mostly, we’re content with Airbnb boltholes, but occasionally there’s the luxury of a five star hotel.

18th May, 2019

Selfie-reflection

To mark each trip to Düsseldorf, we've snapped a selfie at the same location. Looking at these images side by side caused me to reflect on the changes to my physical and mental health since meeting my wife.

15th April, 2019

A long weekend in Suffolk

We’ve just returned from our first trip to Suffolk, where open landscapes and abundant birdlife take centre stage and everything feels gently connected. The food’s pretty good too.

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.

5th September, 2018

Berlin

Instagram photos and stories from our anniversary trip.

25th August, 2018

Newfoundland, Summer 2018

Instagrams from 9th–24th August.

31st May, 2018

Stockholm

Instagrams and notes from our trip.

5th April, 2018

Japan 2018: Kyoto

Instagrams from our latest trip to Japan. Kyoto, 26-29 March.

4th April, 2018

Japan 2018: Hiroshima

Instagrams from our latest trip to Japan. Hiroshima, 24-26 March.

3rd April, 2018

Japan 2018: Osaka

Instagrams from our latest trip to Japan. Osaka, 21-24 March.

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