Phil Bowell

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2021-05-11: Finished work for the day. It’s felt like a slog today but got there in the end. Gradually moving …

2021-05-10: Apple Music has started recommending some radio shows to me. I approve of this.

2021-05-10: Anyone remember Yojimbo? I used to have a massive database of reference stuff in that app, but when …

2021-05-08: Managed to get Jekyll working locally now. Started to play around with it learning how it works and …

2021-05-08: Currently reading: The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Book 2) by J. R. R. Tolkien 📚

2021-05-08: Successfully installed Jekyll locally on my Mac, apart from being able to view the site… but the …

2021-05-07: New coffee: Palmyra Estate, Panama roasted by Quarter Horse Coffee with tasting notes of Caramel, …

2021-05-07: New book arrived yesterday. The first in a new series from an author I’ve not read before. Always …

2021-05-06: Went into the office for the first time since the pandemic began. It was good to do before I’m …

2021-05-06: New coffee: Balmaadi natural, Tamil Nadu, India roasted by Ozone Coffee Roasters with tasting notes …

2021-05-05: Started time blocking my tasks in the calendar this week, it’s been quite effective. I feel like I’m …

2021-05-04: Spent the afternoon working through some wireframes for a new feature. Typically things only started …

2021-05-04: Ordered some rubbing alcohol today to give cleaning the iPad magic keyboard another go. Wishful …

2021-05-01: Decided to move my micro style posts from my blog to Micro.blog. I’ll make all the versions on …

2021-04-28: Anyone have any suggestions for Bluetooth headsets for use on Teams? Fed up of the wires that my …

2021-04-28: My OnMail invitation came through so I set up a free account. Not sure whether to point my email at …

2021-04-26: Decided to give the dock on the bottom ago on my Mac. Been a dock on the left guy for so long that …

2021-04-26: It seems operation fox keyboard has not worked. Time to start a fund to buy a replacement magic …

2021-04-24: Watching the Formula E. They are racing on a proper circuit, albeit a modified version, which has …

2021-04-24: iPad keyboard seems to be mostly recovered. The space bar could do with a bit more cleaning I think, …

2021-04-24: All the effected keys are off and cleaned. Giving everything a once over again and then reassembly …

2021-04-24: Operation rescue iPad magic keyboard is underway.

2021-04-22: I spilt iced tea on my iPad magic keyboard a couple of days ago and now I have a mushy space bar. …

2021-04-18: Discovered today that the Kindle app on iOS gives you stats on your reading. Interesting to look …

2021-04-18: My iPad is rapidly becoming my favourite computer. Used Keynote in anger today and actually enjoyed …

2021-04-14: Something seems to have gone wrong today. I’ve had two meetings and they’ve both been …

2021-04-13: First haircut in 4 months. Feels great 😊

2021-04-09: Sad to see that Prince Philip has died this morning and only 2 months short of his 100th birthday.

2021-04-06: One thing that drives me mad with Obsidian is that it doesn’t always show the file name as a title …

2021-04-05: It snowed. In April. This time last week it was 20 degrees and I was wearing shorts…

2021-04-04: I keep getting lost reading Andy Matuschak’s notes particularly around his evergreen notes concept. …

2021-04-04: He is risen!

2021-04-02: Realised I hadn’t bought any Easter eggs so went out to buy some. Nope. Everywhere is sold out, …

2021-04-02: My library has moved over to using Libby for lending of ebooks etc. It offers a download in ePub for …

2021-04-01: Considering going back to using Instapaper for my read later service instead of Reeders own version. …

2021-04-01: Trying out scribble on the iPad version of Things today during meetings. Seems like a good way of …

2021-03-30: Decided to try Obsidian again this week after reading about it over the weekend. Found a way to make …

2021-03-27: Installed Ghost locally to have a play and see what the theme system is like. I’ve been thinking of …

2021-03-24: Starting to feel a bit more human again. The side effects from the vaccine are mostly gone now …

2021-03-23: Had a rough night thanks to vaccine side effects. All in the common or very common category, so …

2021-03-23: Trying out the new Ulysses and Micro Blog integration. Nice and simple, I should’ve expected it to …

2021-03-22: Vaccine time. Amazing how quickly this has come about.

2021-03-19: Picked up these beers for a weekend treat. Love the labels on them.

2021-03-19: Got my invitation to book my Covid vaccine today, a lot earlier than expected given my age group.

2021-03-19: I have today off work, and I woke up over an hour before I normally would. I did not sign up for …

2021-03-18: Two blog posts in two days. What is happening with the world!?

2021-03-17: I had been thinking about replacing one of my Amazon Echoes with a HomePod mini but Apple killing …

2021-03-17: I removed Jetpack from my Wordpress blog last week. When I posted this morning I realised I was …

2021-03-16: It would be great if we could schedule the widgets that appear on the iPad home screen. In the …

2021-03-15: Speaking of proper native Mac apps. I wish there was one for Teams. The official app is a cludgy …

2021-03-15: I really wish there was a native Sonos app for the Mac, one which responds my Mac in a similar way …

2021-03-15: I discovered the Craft and Things integration so I’ve moved all my tasks out of Reminders and …

2021-03-14: Sad to discover that Murray Walker has died at the good old age of 97. He was the voice of Formula …

2021-03-11: I’ve also fired Day One up again, I used the app years ago and I figured since one of the things …

2021-03-11: Gave the app Agenda a try this morning hoping to use it for meeting notes and capturing inline tasks …

2021-03-11: Giving Craft a try today. I’ve read a few things recently about Roam’s security that has …

2021-03-09: Back to work today, I don’t feel quite as rested today as I did last week but the show must go on. …

2021-03-07: Just realised it’s the return of Formula One this month! 🥳🏎

2021-03-06: My Fastmail spam filters seems to have turned themselves up. Found a load of legitimate email in it …

2021-03-05: Today is the start of another long weekend, I have today and Monday off work again. I plan to spend …

2021-03-04: Considering going back to Things to handle all my Tasks, or maybe Reminders, I feel like Roam …

2021-03-03: We’re supposed to be implementing a no calls or meetings policy at work on a Wednesday …

2021-03-03: Today is a dark mode day I think. It’s very grey and cold outside, the sun of the weekend …

2021-03-02: Always with the accidental screenshots when trying to turn up the volume on my iPhone 😖

2021-03-01: The painting continues to progress, lots of repainting things but it’s slowly starting to look a …

2021-03-01: Realised that I can now post from Gluon instead of the official Micro.Blog app. It’s a little nicer …

2021-02-28: Really enjoyed this episode of Thouroughly Considered debating the future of the Mac and iPad. I’m …

2021-02-28: It’s starting to feel like spring is coming, the sky is blue and clear, the sun is shining, plants …

2021-02-27: Speaking to my parents earlier we realised it’s a year since Mum’s cancer diagnosis. Feels like a …

2021-02-26: In the spirit of showing my work, the self portrait is progressing. I’m very rusty and it’s starting …

2021-02-26: Another day of work today as I try to use up my annual leave before the end of March. I’ve dug out …

2021-02-25: Typical that the time I make the decision to try a separate micro blog my domain register is having …

2021-02-25: A quick test from the iOS app to make sure I changed the settings properly.

2021-02-25: Decided to try a paid version of Micro.blog out for shorter posts while I figure out if I want it …

2020-04-13: Finally sorting my road bike out, cleaned and oiled up. Time to start using her as my daily exercise …

2020-03-27: From my trip to Rome at the end of November, when we could walk freely around a beautiful city.

2020-03-26: Took this a few weeks ago when I was walking home one evening. It was peaceful then. Now when you go …

2019-09-27: Got these cakes for my birthday yesterday and Forest followed up with a win tonight to go top of the …

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2019-08-26: Bank holiday coffee by the lake.

2019-08-18: Lego I’ve been struggling with my depression again the last couple of months. I’ve been lent a massive …

2019-05-07: 07/05/2019, 17:36 Confession time, I’ve never once snoozed an email. I don’t understand why people want to snooze …

2019-05-01: 01/05/2019, 18:34 Starting to play around and appreciate the camera on the iPhone XS a bit more. Only had it a couple …

2019-04-26: 26/04/2019, 20:51 I’ve been making use of my Starling Bank current account more this month. Starting to think it’s …

2019-04-24: 24/04/2019, 21:05 Feeling the itch to redesign my blog for the first time in a long time. Might use it as a way to …

2019-04-21: 20/04/2019, 18:48 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6

2019-04-02: 02/04/2019, 18:48 Excited for this to arrive today! Big fan of @austinkleon’s other books.

2019-01-13: 13/01/2019, 18:19 Really encouraging morning at church seeing three of the youth get baptised, followed by an …

2019-01-12: 12/01/2019, 21:10 Trying to limit myself to only having two books on the go at any one time this year. One fiction and …

2019-01-12: 12/01/2019, 20:42 How good would it be if we could attach Shortcuts to notification types? For example, if I have a …

2019-01-12: 12/01/2019, 20:36 On a somewhat related note, I have two draws of DVDs that I never use. I feel like I should get them …

2019-01-12: 12/01/2019, 20:35 Had a productive yet restful Saturday, managed to sort out a load of paperwork and do a grocery …

2019-01-11: 11/01/2019, 20:38 Had to reset my Apple ID password, now things aren’t syncing in iMessage. Not a good experience.

2019-01-09: 09/01/2019, 09:15 Arrived in the office to this. Brilliant 👍🏻

2019-01-07: 07/01/2019, 21:42 Took the church youth out bowling this evening, great fun had by all as far as I could tell. Got my …

2019-01-05: 05/01/2019, 21:42 Over the last year I’ve been using YNAB to help manage my finances. It wasn’t all plain sailing, I …

2019-01-05: 05/01/2019, 21:32 My Apple TV seems to have gained some new flyover screen savers, some particularly interesting ones …

2019-01-02: 02/01/2019, 22:34 Nothing quite like a good old fashioned wet shave to relax yourself before bed. Haven’t used my …

2019-01-01: 01/01/2019, 22:20 Really enjoyed using my iPad so much over the Christmas holiday. Left my Mac at home so I wasn’t …

2018-12-31: 31/12/2018, 15:01 @manton @cheesemaker I can’t sign into my WordPress blog in Sunlit on my iPad, crashes each time I …

2018-12-30: 30/12/2018, 21:36 Trying to decide whether to make any resolutions for the new year or if it’s time to try a different …

2018-12-25: 25/12/2018, 20:49 Christmas present from my Dad.

2018-12-25: 25/12/2018, 20:37 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son …

2018-12-24: 24/12/2018, 19:22 Finally finished work for Christmas, looking forward to a week off and a chance to unwind 🍻

2018-12-23: 23/12/2018, 21:01 Finally got all the presents wrapped.

2018-12-22: 22/12/2018, 19:17 Nothing like a little snooze on the sofa when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. Not such a big …

2018-12-19: 19/12/2018, 21:08 Finally got some Christmas cards written. Tomorrow starts the big wrap, after I’ve bought the …

2018-12-18: 18/12/2018, 20:40 I keep finding myself looking at the Apple Watch a lot lately, something about the Series 4 is …

2018-12-17: 16/12/2018, 23:06 Finished a lovely weekend celebrating my Mum’s birthday with a delicious meal out.

2018-12-16: 15/12/2018, 23:17 I’m also aiming to find a way of introducing exercise into my weekly routines. I walk a decent …

2018-12-16: 15/12/2018, 23:14 Realising I need to get my diet under control, this year I’ve gained weight rather than lost it and …

2018-12-08: 08/12/2018, 14:07 I really dislike WordPress paging and custom queries. No matter what I do it never works and it …

2018-12-05: 05/12/2018, 22:18 Put my Christmas tree up tonight and wrapped my Secret Santa ready for the first Christmas work so …

2018-11-17: 17/11/2018, 21:33 Watched the new Coldplay film, A Head Full of Dreams, this evening. Fascinating insight, and a great …

2018-11-07: 07/11/2018, 16:42 Spent what felt like an age trying to work out why my WordPress query wasn’t working …

2018-11-05: 05/11/2018, 12:57 New slippers have arrived and I am unreasonably excited by this. They look good, they’re very …

2018-11-04: 04/11/2018, 21:25 Saw First Man at the cinema this evening. Brilliant film, wasn’t quite prepared for the level of …

2018-10-30: 30/10/2018, 18:59 Man alive the new iPad Pro is insane. I’d love to have a play with one of those, just hope that some …

2018-10-30: 30/10/2018, 18:05 Catching up on the Apple Event since I couldn’t watch it live while I worked today. The new …

2018-10-19: 19/10/2018, 22:16 I told Alexa to speak less, not my Echo just makes a noise when I tell it to change my light …

2018-10-15: 15/10/2018, 20:36 Saw my second NFL game in London last night, the first time the Seahawks have been in the UK so the …

2018-10-11: 11/10/2018, 06:06 Winter is coming. Leaving for work in the dark. I don’t like it.

2018-10-10: 10/10/2018, 12:24 Thinking about participating in Movember again this year, did it a couple of years ago and with …

2018-10-04: 04/10/2018, 12:01 My turn to be featured on The Scandinavian Coffee Pod on Instagram!

2018-09-29: 29/09/2018, 19:18 Autumn has well and truly arrived in Cheltenham this week, it’s one of my favourite times of the …

2018-09-29: 29/09/2018, 19:12 Had a good birthday week, although could’ve done without the mega busy Saturday shift in the coffee …

2018-09-24: 24/09/2018, 12:00 Ah man, all these macOS app updates are making me want to update to Mojave as soon as it’s …

2018-08-29: 29/08/2018, 21:27 Great win for Forest tonight. Hopefully they can push on from there, played really well, solid at …

2018-08-13: 13/08/2018, 15:19 Afternoon naps. 👍🏻

2018-08-12: 12/08/2018, 15:58 Had a trip into the unknown this afternoon, my parents attic. Lot’s of boxes now in the garage …

2018-08-06: 06/08/2018, 18:11 Decided to do a meat free Monday today in an effort to eat more vegetables. Made basil pesto to …

2018-08-04: 04/08/2018, 22:23 What’s the best way to handle locations from Sunlit on a WordPress blog?

2018-08-04: 04/08/2018, 06:54 It’s football day! There’s nothing quite like the optimism of the first game of the season, but this …

2018-08-03: 03/08/2018, 18:30 Turns out, that when the UK has a heat wave, in early August it’s impossible to find navy shorts in …

2018-08-01: 01/08/2018, 18:31 Yesterday I moved my podcast setup to Apple Podcasts. Today I tried to listen to a podcast without …

2018-08-01: 01/08/2018, 14:58 There’s something about having the test match on in the background while I work. It’s as …

2018-07-31: 31/07/2018, 19:33 Having spent some time playing around with Indie Web features on my WordPress blog, I’m now …

2018-07-31: 31/07/2018, 11:16 I’ve been using iCloud Drive for the last couple of years, since it became able to sync …

2018-07-31: 31/07/2018, 10:50 I managed to lock myself out of my flat yesterday, the perils of front door that locks on close. An …

2018-07-29: 29/07/2018, 22:15 I really enjoyed Le Tour de France this year, it reignited my interest in cycling. Great to have …

2018-07-28: 28/07/2018, 13:17 The best Saturday lunch times are the ones when there’s a mixed conditions #F1 qualifying session. …

2018-07-26: 26/07/2018, 20:17 Two days in a row I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa for an unplanned nap after I’ve gotten home from …

2018-07-23: 23/07/2018, 18:05 Took advantage of an offer in the supermarket yesterday to buy a steak. Just had it for dinner. …

2018-07-22: 22/07/2018, 21:59 Discovered this evening that I couldn’t find the key to my bike lock, which is currently locked to …

2018-07-22: 22/07/2018, 18:29 Ran out of hay fever tablets a few days ago and thought I’d see how I would be without buying some …

2018-07-21: 21/07/2018, 20:18 It’s been a long week. I’m getting too old to be working on my feet for 40 hours and a further 15 …

2018-07-20: 20/07/2018, 20:37 Slowly moving all my sites over to Sass as I get to them. Contracting to a local studio has really …

2018-07-20: 20/07/2018, 19:56 Spending my Friday evening playing around with my blog and trying out an implementation of Post …

2018-07-17: 17/07/2018, 21:25 Finished the day with the news that a family holiday has been booked for September. Looking forward …

2018-07-16: 16/07/2018, 21:27 Is it weird that despite it being so hot – and set to continue being so – that I miss wearing …

2018-07-14: 14/07/2018, 14:46 No you were the one getting increasingly annoyed and perplexed that a simple CSS rule wasn’t …

2018-07-03: 03/07/2018, 21:23 Thanks to the England game going to extra time my 26 day streak of 10,000+ steps a day ends here.

2018-07-03: 03/07/2018, 20:56 Man alive that was stressful! Get in England. #worldcup ⚽️

2018-06-27: 27/06/2018, 16:54 This hot weather we’re getting in the UK at the moment is causing havoc with Touch ID. …

2018-06-25: 25/06/2018, 13:31 This is a very interesting article about the influence of Facebook and Google has over society and …

2018-06-22: 22/06/2018, 16:35 Very enjoyable Friday afternoon designing webpages for the studio I’m working for a day a week. …

2018-06-21: 21/06/2018, 18:48 Whilst it’s been enjoyable having the World Cup on a lot at the moment, the Championship …

2018-06-21: 21/06/2018, 18:43 This week has been the first one for years that I’ve spent more time doing design work than I …

2018-06-19: 19/06/2018, 21:23 Productive day working on client projects, managed to solve a problem that had been driving me mad …

2018-06-19: 19/06/2018, 12:25 Been working with a local web design studio the last couple of weeks, they use Sketch so I’ve …

2018-06-17: 17/06/2018, 13:47 Made the move back to Apple Music yesterday. Spotify just doesn’t click for me, I don’t find it as …

2018-06-14: 14/06/2018, 09:17 It’s World Cup day, a month of football on tv nearly everyday. Looking forward to it! …

2018-06-10: 10/06/2018, 21:20 Finishing the weekend with some music, a glass of wine, and Cereal magazine. Great to have a …

2018-06-10: 10/06/2018, 14:51 Church this morning and then a chance to continue hanging out with my church family in the sun with …

2018-06-09: 09/06/2018, 09:54 Finally got around to using the latest update of Things on my iPad with a keyboard attached. …

2018-06-04: 04/06/2018, 17:17 Back from work in time for the WWDC keynote just in time. This is usually my favourite event Apple …

2018-06-03: 03/06/2018, 21:54 Just back from seeing Solo. Enjoyed it on the whole but can’t work out where it fits in the …

2018-05-29: 29/05/2018, 11:14 Switched the domain of my blog this morning from philbowell.com to philbowell.blog. Think I’ve …

2018-05-26: 26/05/2018, 18:24 Posting this more for my own records than anything, but that said, I’m pretty pleased with how this …

2018-05-25: 25/05/2018, 19:09 Changing the main domain I use for my freelance design work to use philbowell.design. Not sure what …

2018-05-25: 25/05/2018, 18:02 Ending the working with a beer to celebrate an exciting email I got this afternoon while watching …

2018-05-24: 24/05/2018, 16:53 Hmmm, this Instapaper thing seems a bit sketchy. Anyone got any replacement recommendations aside …

2018-05-22: 22/05/2018, 17:37 So 1Password just released a new version of their Mac app. Seems like they are really pushing you …

2018-05-20: 20/05/2018, 20:58 Reflecting back on a really nice weekend. A great balance of time with friends and family, being …

2018-05-19: 19/05/2018, 12:13 If there’s one thing Britain does well, it’s pomp and pageantry. Love it. The Royal Family is a …

2018-05-19: 19/05/2018, 11:18 Relaxed start to the weekend meeting my parents for breakfast. Now watching the Royal Wedding before …

2018-05-16: 16/05/2018, 19:44 A couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to try and watch less TV/Netflix in the evening. I …

2018-05-15: 15/05/2018, 15:03 Making the most of the sun to take some product photos for my new portfolio.

2018-05-12: 12/05/2018, 21:08 You know you have a good friend when they ring for a catch up and when the call ends you realise …

2018-05-12: 12/05/2018, 16:48 I don’t know why it never occurred to me before, but mind map apps are excellent ways of visually …

2018-05-12: 12/05/2018, 16:11 Spent some of this afternoon going through my old design projects and picking which I’m going to …

2018-05-11: 11/05/2018, 20:57 9:50pm on a Friday and finally calling it a day. The curse of double jobbing, a 14.5 hour work day. …

2018-05-10: 10/05/2018, 20:39 Any web development people know why a htaccess rule to change to php 7 is causing the file to …

2018-05-09: 09/05/2018, 20:45 A real pet hate of mine is when someone from a different profession tries to treat me like a tool to …

2018-05-09: 09/05/2018, 17:58 Chopped some chillis up to put them in my bolognese which is currently in the oven. Apparently I …

2018-05-06: 06/05/2018, 21:20 I’ve been an Apple Music user since the beginning, but decided to give Spotify a go for the month. …

2018-05-05: 05/05/2018, 22:36 It’s been a long week with a busy final shift today. Looking forward to enjoying the sun over …

2018-05-04: 04/05/2018, 20:58 Since I’m posting to this site with a bit more freedom and making use of post formats such as …

2018-05-04: 04/05/2018, 20:06 Noticed a weird thing with my posts that any likes etc, aren’t showing up. This one would be a …

2018-05-04: 04/05/2018, 18:20 The Giro d’Italia started today, the first of cycling’s grand tours to start outside of Europe, and …

2018-05-03: Apologies to my Mum (and anyone else who gets notified by email about new posts) for the couple of …

2018-05-03: 03/05/2018, 19:19 Giving the new verson of Micro.blog for Mac a go and importing my Instagram archive to the blog …

2018-05-02: 02/05/2018, 21:07 Connected my Echo Dot to my amp and speakers while I give Amazon Music Unlimited a free trial. …

2018-05-02: 02/05/2018, 16:49 New glasses arrived. Prescription hasn’t changed since the last pair but factory clean lenses still …

2018-04-30: 30/04/2018, 09:47 Made a few tweaks to the new navigation this morning. Hopefully it’ll actually work on smaller …

2018-04-29: 29/04/2018, 20:52 Just realised I forgot to optimise the new blog navigation for mobile devices. Too late now, my …

2018-04-29: 29/04/2018, 20:46 Really nice to see have my parents visit today, makes my flat feel even more like my home when they …

2018-04-29: 29/04/2018, 20:30 Continued to develop the new theme for my blog a bit this evening. Put a bit of navigation in place …

2018-04-28: 28/04/2018, 20:12 Turned out that today was an unexpected free one, bar a couple of hours. Enjoyed the chance to work …

2018-04-27: 27/04/2018, 22:41 I’ve a photo I took a few years ago from my second trip to Israel that I really want printed and …

2018-04-27: 27/04/2018, 22:38 Always good to enjoy a catch up with old friends over a good burger and a glass of wine or two!

2018-04-26: 26/04/2018, 20:59 Fed up of opening Mail.app to my inbox where there might be emails despite there being none moments …

2018-04-26: 26/04/2018, 20:04 The curse of double jobbing. A 10 hour shift on my feet all day followed by some late tweaks to a …

2018-04-25: 25/04/2018, 21:14 Words are important. A single word can mean so much. It can have many meanings depending on context, …

2018-04-25: 25/04/2018, 11:19 Home try on from Glasses Direct arrived this morning. In need of some new sunglasses but the two for …

2018-04-24: 24/04/2018, 17:44 An extra day of doing design work tomorrow which I hadn’t expected, unfortunately it means I’m …

2018-04-24: 24/04/2018, 13:41 I genuinely love CSS Grid. Never before has designing something visually interesting and easily …

2018-04-23: 23/04/2018, 17:03 I’ve seen several posts on Twitter today commenting that because the media is reporting about …

2018-04-23: 23/04/2018, 14:07 Really enjoyed working a piece of print design this afternoon. I really enjoy designing and building …

2018-04-22: 22/04/2018, 20:55 Always fun to try out a new beta for a Micro.blog app. This time Icro from @hartlco, impressed so …

2018-04-22: 22/04/2018, 20:44 Also pleased to get the first instance of the new word mark for my name that I’ve been …

2018-04-22: 22/04/2018, 20:41 Just to demonstrate my thinking behind getting a very unfinished new theme up on the blog, …

2018-04-22: 22/04/2018, 19:39 The first part of that is a new theme for my blog, or at least the beginnings of one. I’ve …

2018-04-22: Decided that tonight I’m not going to turn the TV on in an attempt to stop myself wasting …

2018-04-21: 22/04/2018, 19:46 Another typical Forest performance. Defensively frail at set pieces and didn’t take the …

2018-04-21: 23/04/2018, 10:42 Getting ready to watch Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City with a Cardiff supporting friend. There …

2018-04-20: Had a nice start to the weekend enjoying a couple of glasses of wine, catching up on Designated …

2018-04-20: 22/04/2018, 19:49 @colinwalker just exploring your method of adding the date to a tile of a status post, does the code …

2018-04-19: Such a beautifully sunny day today, sucks to be stuck looking out at it whilst at work, but …

2018-04-18: The world is going mad. I’ve just seen a shampoo advert with one of it’s points being that it …

2018-04-18: Downloaded Drafts 5 to give it a go. Any hints for a new user?

2018-04-17: I haven’t listened to Beats 1 since Apple Music first came out, but today I discovered that Bonobo …

2018-04-17: Decided to turn off cross posting from my blog to Twitter for microposts. Might look into doing it …

2018-04-14: Shift 4 of 4 today. Really looking forward to a day off tomorrow, it’s been a long week.

2018-04-05: Gah, can’t seem to get iOS to post photos to my blog properly.

2018-03-28: Very intrigued by the updated iPad with Apple Pencil support. Since it was released the Pencil …

2018-03-06: 03/05/2018, 19:16 New website is slowly coming together.

2018-03-05: The more I use CSS Grid the more I wish for the ability to set a baseline in my CSS. It seems like a …

2018-03-05: Many years behind the curve, but I now have Windows running in Parallels on my Mac so that I can fix …

2018-02-28: Forgot to wear my hat to work this morning. I don’t think my ears have ever been colder than they …

2018-02-27: Today is the 30th day of posting to my blog in a row. I set myself the challenge to post everyday …

2018-02-26: I was going to start a new running programme this week, but with the weather as cold as it is …

2018-02-24: 04/05/2018, 19:25 Enjoyed a little trip to Oxford to see Designing English at The Bodleian Library. Good to get out …

2018-02-23: On weeks that have felt as long as this one, a glass of wine on the sofa in front of a great film …

2018-02-22: Netflix has got some brilliant older films on at the moment. Tonight’s viewing while I sorted my …

2018-02-21: Made the mistake of reading Twitters trending topic for Billy Graham. Disgusted by the hate filled …

2018-02-20: A bit of late night work done tonight. Probably not the best idea, but sometimes you just have to …

2018-02-19: It’s Micro Monday on Micro.blog and I figured it was time to share another nomination since …

2018-02-18: Depression is a funny thing. Sometimes, out of no where, it hits you with a bad day and the prospect …

2018-02-17: Pretty sure there was just a minor earthquake tremor in Cheltenham.

2018-02-17: Watching some skeleton in the Winter Olympics. They’re absolutely nuts.

2018-02-16: Watched Slumdog Millionaire for the first time this evening. Not sure why it took me so long to see …

2018-02-15: My walk to work this morning was in day light. My walk home from work this evening was in day light. …

2018-02-13: Not sure why I’ve never looked into using svg files for logo’s on websites until today. …

2018-02-12: Siri has stopped working with third party apps for tasks, it just keeps telling me I need to …

2018-02-11: Starting to feel the value in my recent Sunday night routine, emptying inboxes, last bits of tidying …

2018-02-10: I saw a post from a couple of weeks ago of someone who had compiled all the Micro.blog discover …

2018-02-10: I’m not sure if it was a good idea or not, but I found an old backup database of my very first …

2018-02-10: Looking forward to a relaxing day watching sport. First the North London derby and then England v …

2018-02-08: Decided I’m going to spend a bit of time working on a new design for my blog this weekend. Time to …

2018-02-06: I just discovered that WhatsApp can do bold and italic text with some basic Markdown syntax. Who …

2018-02-03: After a long tiring week there’s nothing quite like flopping on the sofa with a good book. I usually …

2018-02-02: One thing about building discipline, particularly in the area of posting to a blog each day, is the …

2018-02-01: Email to @culturedcode’s Things is possibly one of their best features yet. The fact it is able to …

2018-01-30: Last week I moved Tweetbot out the dock on my iPhone and replaced it with Micro.blog. Haven’t looked …

2018-01-24: Firefox is becoming my favourite browser to develop websites in. The new CSS Grid layout inspector …

2018-01-23: I really like the idea of Micro Monday, kind of like Follow Friday on Twitter but better. For my …

2018-01-21: I’ve seen a few people on Micro.blog using a thing called Quill to post to their sites. Intrigue got …

2018-01-21: Testing out the new @micron Micro.blog app. For a beta it already has some nicer interactions than …

2018-01-16: Finally giving MarsEdit 4 a try, I used to use this app all the time. The new version seems really …

2018-01-16: Today has been one of those design days where everything felt rubbish. Hopefully when I return …

2018-01-13: Sometimes things need to change in order to grow and find new life.

2018-01-13: A really interesting time last night at the cupping event with @StudioRoasters and @PodCoffee. If …

2018-01-11: Woo! Finally. The Seattle Seahawks are playing in London this year. I need to get tickets! 🏈 …

2018-01-11: Went to bed early to read, on feeling tired I turned off the light to go to sleep. While drifting …

2018-01-07: Might have to give this method of planning your day a try tomorrow and see how I get on.

2018-01-07: Can’t quite get over the Nottingham Forest win this afternoon! Such a good all round performance, …

2018-01-07: I’m really tempted to move my blog away from WordPress, custom theming it is such a pain and I can …

2018-01-05: This first week back at work after a good break over Christmas has been really long and hard. I’m …

2018-01-01: Happy New Year folks! Hope 2018 is a good one!

2017-12-31: Great stat from my Dad. Today is the only day in history when every adult was born in the 1900’s and …

2017-12-25: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel …

2017-12-22: The holidays. They have begun! 😴

2017-12-19:

2017-12-18: Anyone been through the process of renaming/rebranding their business and able to share some of …

2017-11-25: A day of tax returns and business reviews. Never fun but has to be done. More business review steps …

2017-11-24: Bought one thing in the Black Friday sales. A domain name ready for new business developments in the …

2017-11-22: A day of conversations today. Potential collaborations in the day and reminders of the awesome …

2017-11-21: Received my first Christmas card in the post today. In November. Ten days before December even …

2017-11-19: I really need to reasses my weekend so I’m resting better. Not doing anything often feels worse than …

2017-11-18: Enjoyed beginning to look at a design refresh for this blog. Time it had it’s own custom theme and a …

2017-11-17: I’ve really enjoyed the Micro.blog photo challenge this past week. It’s been fun to have creative …

2017-11-14: I seem to have inadvertently found myself on a streak of posting to my blog each day. Some small …

2017-11-09: First day of trying to establish a new routine in my evenings that includes setting time aside …

2017-11-08: Great to spend a bit of time at the end of the day learning more about CSS Grid. I can highly …

2017-11-06: Nothing like the internet being out to make you realise just how reliant you are on it.

2017-11-04: Podcasts, coffee, and The New CSS Layout. A lovely way to start the weekend after a bit of a sleep …

2017-11-03: Realised I rarely sit down to read web articles saved in my Instapaper these days. If I sit down to …

2017-10-25: Love the buzz when solving a coding problem that felt like it had me beat. Very satisfying not to …

2017-10-24: Started playing around with a new child theme for my blog yesterday. Considering mirroring my …

2017-10-22: Good start to the day. A recurrence of my old back pain from about a year ago, just what I wanted.

2017-10-21: Obligatory first post from Micro.blog for Mac. Nice to have access to the service from my Mac, just …

2017-10-15: Privileged to speak to those gathered at church this evening, praying that The Lord was/is at work …

2017-09-21: Realised this morning that I have too many websites so I want to simplify. Question, blog and …

2017-09-11: Didn’t register it was 9/11 until this evening thanks to the way we write the date here …

2017-09-01: England really are the most boring team to watch… 😴

2017-08-28: Nothing better than having the test match on in the background while sorting out things in the flat.

2017-08-28: Nothing like a bit of trouble shooting on the blog to disrupt a relaxed start to the day.

2017-08-28: A bacon sandwich and coffee, the best way to start a sunny bank holiday Monday. #dayoff

2017-08-10: NEVER change your Apple ID password. Complete hell hole.

2017-08-10: Morning meeting in Bristol and then sampled some coffee from Small Street Espresso and Full Court …

2017-08-09: I’m gonna be in the centre of Bristol tomorrow, where’s best for #coffee?

2017-08-08: One of the apps on my homescreen changed its icon colour. I know need to rearrange everything to …

2017-08-07: Someone just tried to login to my Apple ID, iPhone alerted me, I’ve changed password and …

2017-08-02: Wow, these F1 posters are insanely good. Really love the illustration style.

2017-08-02: Giving the new My Chill Mix from Apple Music a play this morning. Off to a promising start, the …

2017-07-26: Slightly disappointed in myself for letting the release of new Coldplay music pass me by. Making up …

2017-07-25: Using my iPad for some further ideas generation and realising just how useful an iPad Pro and Apple …

2017-07-25: Decided to go and do some sketch book ideas work in my favourite coffee house. It’s normal …

2017-07-24: Looking forward to 3rd party apps with drag & drop support, especially interested to see how …

2017-07-23: Sometimes you just need to spend a Sunday morning reading, listening to music, and drinking coffee. …

2017-07-20: Just posted my first coffee review over on a new side project, Flat white & AeroPress. Fun to …

2017-07-17: Apparently it’s world emoji day. Here’s my day in emoji so far… …

2017-07-08: Interesting evening seeing a friend launch a book he has a short story in and hearing some bits read …

2017-07-08: It’s been a throughly pleasant day of watching sport. The Lions game, the Formula 1 qualifying and …

2017-07-05: Also, waiting for name servers to propagate is rubbish. Just let me start my new project idea!

2017-07-05: Another heatwave hitting the UK, I could get used to this. Sunshine is so good for the soul. …

2017-06-27: Been listening to the new London Grammar album thanks to the latest @ugmonk email. Never listened to …

2017-06-26: I’ve been using the free trial of @culturedcode’s Things 3 the last week or so. Superb …

2017-06-08: Just cast my vote. #ivoted

2017-06-05: Apple are flying through this keynote, not spending much time on features they might otherwise.

2017-06-05: Never mind the new iMac Pro, I want that wireless keyboard! I miss the number pad on my current …

2017-06-02: Finally watching the new season of House of Cards.

2017-05-29: Made some updates to my websites theme, the link posts now behave like the traditional linked list …

2017-05-27: Typical British weather, sunny and hot in the build up to a bank holiday weekend then wet and cooler …

2017-05-26: Love it when the sun is shining, it always lifts my mood considerably. ☀️😎

2017-05-23: Waking up to the horrible news from Manchester. Praying for all those effected.

2017-05-18: Pushed an update to my portfolio this morning to make it easier to update and more versatile layout …

2017-05-16: Sat down after work to do a bit of design/coding for my website, all of a sudden it’s well …

2017-05-13: Decided to try and experiment this week. Alarm clock set to go off at 0730 everyday – including …

2017-05-13: Cooked breakfast with a friend and now a day of introverting ahead of me. Hopefully some progress on …

2017-05-11: Such a busy day, all I want to do is crash on the sofa, watch the football and tinker with my new …

2017-05-08: I just discovered it’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. Mental health is vital, …

2017-05-07: Ended the weekend doing some structural design for a new personal website. Clear categories and …

2017-05-05: One thing I’ve still not sorted to help me use Micro.blog is posting from my Mac. iOS is no …

2017-05-05: Work finished for the week. Time to relax, feels like it’s been a long week.

2017-05-05: I’ve been looking into some of this Indie Web stuff for Wordpress that I’ve discovered …

2017-05-05: Hey sleep, I’m over here! 👋🏻😕

2017-05-04: I just had this or as close a version to it as I could make for breakfast. Absolutely delicious!

2017-05-03: I still have no idea what I’m gonna do with my phil.coffee web domain. I want to do something …

2017-05-01: The joys of bank holiday Monday working in the coffee house. Two and a half hours to go.

2017-04-30: In other news, I’m getting a new bed today! Hoping to get my flat all sorted at last, now that …

2017-04-30: Slow morning after a fantastic day yesterday celebrating the marriage of @timwallace89 and …

2017-04-29: Big day today for @timwallace89! So excited, honoured and frankly terrified to be best man today. …

2017-04-27: No, you’re having your fourth cortado of the day… slow lunch in the coffee house makes coffee …

2017-04-25: Excited to have my invite to Micro.Blog through. Just getting everything all set up.

2017-04-25: Great start to the day, got my car back repaired from the garage. A couple of bonus things fixed as …

2017-04-17: Found myself randomly searching available web domains. Discovered phil.coffee was available for £3. …

2017-04-17: Just spending the morning learning how to shorten my trousers using Mum’s sewing machine. A …

2017-04-16: He Is Risen! Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet …

2017-04-09: Finishing a largely glorious weekend watching The Masters, engrossing. Come on Justin Rose!

2017-04-08: Picked up the keys to my new flat. Excited to see what God will do as a new chapter starts. Let the …

2017-04-05: On a somewhat related note, Safari on iOS is very aggressive at caching.

2017-04-05: Nothing like a bit of late night Wordpress troubleshooting to solve not being able to sleep.

2017-04-02: [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-03-22: Thoughts and prayers with those in Westminster who were targeted in the attack. Also with the family …

2017-03-08: Dentist stage one complete. Now to wait for the numbness to wear off and then eyes on wisdom tooth …

2017-02-21: Massively enjoyed writing my sermon on my iPad this morning. Ulysses and the Microsoft Universal …

2017-01-25: Four weeks in. Five books read. Three novels, one biography and one design theory. Next up, a novel …

2017-01-19: New web project with a chance to play with columns. Did we really go for column-gap over gutter?

2017-01-10: Trying to find a font, seems like the Typekit website could do with a couple of coffees…

2017-01-07: Joined the world of Fitbit today with some Christmas money and a discount. Anyone else use one? I …

2017-01-03: Backed my first ever Kickstarter yesterday. Really intrigued by micro.blog and how it can effect …

2016-12-24: First day of my Christmas holiday, a much needed rest over the next 10 days.

2016-12-19: Star Wars time.

2016-12-02: Shaved off the moustache yesterday, feel like myself again. Top lip was a bit cold though.

2016-11-06: The camera on the iPhone 7 really is excellent, to the point that I haven’t even considered …

2016-10-29: I really dislike the last week of October. It feels like every shop, website, and tv show becomes …

2016-10-27: I can’t help but feel like the only useful thing on this new MacBook Pro Touch Bar is the …

2016-10-27: I still get excited by Apple events over ten years after I started following them. The possibilities …

2016-10-25: Been on Twitter all evening with Apple Supprt since the iOS 10.1 app broke the Health app. Nothing …

2016-10-24: Back at work again after a week off due to my back. Spent a lot of the week reading and automating. …

2016-10-16: 03/05/2018, 19:27

2016-10-09: 03/05/2018, 19:27 Ratatouille dinner. Delicious.

2016-10-03: 03/05/2018, 19:27 My morning with @baronfig fuelled by some of my favourite Ethiopian from @podcoffee!

2016-09-20: 03/05/2018, 19:27 Nothing quite like a full City Ground! Come on you reds! #nffc

2016-08-25: I’ve a feeling it might be time to move on from Fever to another RSS engine. Any …

2016-08-25: I guess may blog challenge has kind of failed. Stupid depression.

2016-08-18: Absolute disaster. Brewed a coffee and then saw then time, might not be time to enjoy it. Tasting …

2016-08-17: 03/05/2018, 19:27 Pictures don’t always paint a thousand words. The sky last night was stunning, deep blues and …

2016-08-16: 03/05/2018, 19:27 ☕️ #coffee

2016-08-15: 03/05/2018, 19:27 Lunch with the sun! 👍🏻👌🏻

2016-08-14: After a good day celebrating the wedding of two friends yesterday, today calls for some serious …

2016-08-11: Starting to gain some interest in the Rio Olympics, might be something to do with the track cycling …

2016-08-11: Got so frustrated with my iPhone I spent the morning resetting and restoring it from backup. All of …

2016-08-10: I’m three days into my new blogging challenge. Enjoying having the extra creative outlet so …

2016-08-07: 03/05/2018, 19:27 Tree stump sugar station… 🌳☕️

2016-08-07: BT Tower resplendent in the sun.

2016-08-07: Awesome food from this place yesterday. 👌🏻 Good pick @sazlovesfood …

2016-08-06: Probably the best coffee I’ve ever had. #piccolo #coffee

2016-07-04: Beautiful morning for a walk to the coffee house.

2016-07-03: #Cheltenham #vsco #sun #bluesky #tree #cloud

2016-06-19: I had the pleasure of preaching this morning in a small chapel that my church supports. It …

2016-06-08: New @herschelsupply backpack arrived this morning. No more laptop taking a dive out my bag in the …

2016-06-02: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Some new old reading material. Looking forward to getting into it when I finish my current read.

2016-06-01: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Piccolo lunch. #coffee #piccolo #lunch #cheltenham #thegreencoffeemachine

2016-05-16: 03/05/2018, 19:28 As I was leaving the coffee house this evening something made me look up, this was my view. As I …

2016-05-07: Having one of those nights where I can’t sleep. Might be related to the espresso martini I had …

2016-05-05: If Adobe were to release a full blown version of Illustrator for iPad Pro I would genuinely sell my …

2016-04-29: So true.

2016-04-29: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Sun!

2016-04-28: 03/05/2018, 19:28 My latte art is definitely improving!

2016-04-24: Nothing quite like an afternoon revising and realigning your blog design. When I don’t do my …

2016-04-12: I’ve been having email issues on my Mac with Mail.app lately. Not staying connected or able to …

2016-04-09: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Speaker and plant have a new home on the new book shelf in my little home studio. #studio #design …

2016-04-08: This week has felt very admin-y, lots of numbers and paperwork, looking forward to spending some …

2016-04-04: It seems to be a day for securing usernames and domains. Just need to the Twitter handle now.

2016-04-04: I just secured 18TWO.com. Now the question is, do I stick with .co.uk as the main domain or switch …

2016-03-31: The sun is out, the sky is blue, the evenings are lighter. Nothing like a bit of good weather to …

2016-03-25: Very proud of my Dad who lead his church through a Passover Seder tonight for the first time. …

2016-03-24: Hello 6 days of holiday, how nice it is to see you! Time for a bit of much needed rest and …

2016-03-24: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Lunch in style with coffee and @cerealmag

2016-03-14: Always good to return to an idea you worked up for a personal project and still think it works.

2016-03-10: Also, really enjoying having Ulysses on my iPhone. I can imagine with 3D Touch it would be more …

2016-03-10: Finally got a solid idea out for a new personal side project the other night, now all I want do is …

2016-03-07: Amazing how a nice sunny day improves your mood, even if it’s tinged with disappointment of …

2016-03-05: I guess the definition of a productive week is one when you meet two deadlines and hardly engage in …

2016-02-29: 12 hour work days really aren’t fun. I guess that’s the price I pay for having two jobs…

2016-02-23: Genuinely excited for Ulysses for iPhone to arrive.

2016-02-23: Productive mornings are always very energising, even if you feel tired. Always good to make progress …

2016-02-20: Great day of fellowship in the countryside with the church 20/30’s group today.

2016-02-16: Decided to add a little twist to my Now page and track things on it I’ve successfully focused …

2016-02-13: Finally got my sermon for tomorrow night written. Just final tweaks left while I practice tomorrow …

2016-02-09: Nothing like a phone call to a great friend to bring a bit of clarity to some sermon preparation.

2016-02-07: My housemate just decided to put some old school music on. He started with Sing by Travis, a song …

2016-02-06: Five weeks into the year and I just finished my fourth book. Apparently I’m reading a lot at …

2016-02-06: I’m finding that iOS, or my iPad, is the best place to write for my site. Whether it’s a …

2016-02-05: My third generation Apple TV is turning in to my most used tv box, makes me wonder about the new …

2016-02-02: I don’t like the idea of giving Google the ability to track all the things I do, but I have to …

2016-02-01: A darkened room, four bibles, a book, a notebook and Ulysses. That’s my evening. An hour or two of …

2016-01-29: The weeks when Cortex, Canvas and Serial aren’t published sure make for boring podcast weeks. …

2016-01-28: Just got back from seeing The Revenant at the cinema. Incredible cinematography and engrossing film, …

2016-01-27: I’ve been using @Ulyssesapp on my iPad since the start of the year, really great app. …

2016-01-26: Also great to be able to post an article completely from my iPad, including having to alter some …

2016-01-26: Great to get a “proper” blog post out tonight for the first time in months. It’s a start and …

2016-01-24: Got myself sorted with a new Workflow to post links to my blog from my iPad and iPhone. In fact …

2016-01-09: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Framed a hung the print I got from one of my housemates for Christmas this afternoon. He knows me …

2015-12-05: 03/05/2018, 19:28 After a rough day yesterday, woke up to a surprise delivery this morning. Thanks @danielbowlesla …

2015-12-01: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Hope. Truth. Thank you Lord. #hereadstruth

2015-11-21: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Hot chocolate.

2015-11-08: My little studio/design den/home office is all tidy and ready for the week ahead. Need some better …

2015-11-06: What. A. Win! #coyr #nffc

2015-11-06: Bought my Now TV Sky sports day pass in preparation for #nffc vs #dcfc tonight. Come on you reds!

2015-11-01: Finally dismantled two old Macs to retrieve the hard drives and get rid of the rest. iBooks are …

2015-10-31: It really baffles me why people like to celebrate evil when there is so much more to be discovered …

2015-10-28: Ugh, I forgot about Jaja Binks.

2015-10-28: Might be watching Star War episode 1… want to watch them all before the new one is out.

2015-10-28: I have all the sneezes! 😕😷

2015-10-26: It seems my old Apple Display just died. Time to begin researching a new external display. …

2015-10-25: Interesting read. Who knew “sharenting” was a thing… ift.tt/1MdpsXo

2015-10-25: Was also advised not to charge my phone over night to make it last longer. Never heard this before.

2015-10-25: Had a play with an iPhone 6s today, 3D Touch works very well. Looking forward to being able to …

2015-10-20: A bit of late night design work done and now time for an episode of The Newsroom before bed.

2015-10-14: Nothing like starting the morning with a Git Pull Request. #winning #progress

2015-10-13: Praying for the peace of Jerusalem this morning.

2015-10-12: Recently moved all my design projects into Trello. Works as my digital job board and connects with …

2015-10-08: Excellent! Three more #nffc games on tv, love it! #coyr!

2015-10-05: On a related note. I’m getting seriously fed up of having a 16GB iPhone. Seem to now get a …

2015-10-05: Gah! Just accidentally deleted Twodots and all its game centre data. Sad times

2015-10-04: Slowly getting used to my new morning routine of waking at 7 regardless of the day.

2015-10-03: Well the Aussies have just been better. Too many individual errors from England.

2015-10-02: After catching up on Bake Off it’s time ti catch up on Grand Designs while I fall asleep on …

2015-10-02: Just caught up on Bake Off. @florashedden should not have gone home, disagree entirely. First time …

2015-10-02: Enjoying @tweetbot 4, especially like the stats view, even if it does remind me I haven’t …

2015-10-02: Pizza, red wine and kettle chips. That’s what I call a good Friday night after a long day!

2015-10-01: Already learnt 2 new things today. 1. It’s #LincolnshireDay. 2. Lincolnshire has a flag!

2015-09-28: Great little coffee animation! vimeo.com/139500258

2015-09-28: Didn’t know this: Low Power Mode all the time. It automatically turns itself off when you …

2015-09-26: The iOS 9 lower power mode should auto turnoff when you connect to a power source.

2015-09-26: Fun to wake up to see a happy birthday video from my goddaughter!

2015-09-24: Society has a real alcohol problem when charities use ideas like going a month sober to raise money.

2015-09-19: Just realised it means I have to redo all my mutes on hashtags. Ugh.

2015-09-19: Decided to give Twitterrific a bit of a run for my Twitter client on iOS.

2015-09-16: iOS 9 seems to have settled down now. Zipping along quite speedily.

2015-09-16: Can now access the share sheet from Mail iOS 9. At last an easy way to get things into OmniFocus …

2015-09-16: Also, where’s the News app?

2015-09-16: Installed iOS 9 on my 5c, so far it seems very slow and laggy.

2015-09-16: Guys, guys! Pay attention. Inbox zero!

2015-09-15: Suddenly wishing I was back in Jerusalem again. Such an amazing place.

2015-09-15: Reminded tonight that one year ago today I was baptised by my Dad in the River Jordan.

2015-09-11: Clapped and got a fly that’s been annoying me for ages. #ninja

2015-09-09: Ugh, feel rough. Cold is properly taking hold this morning.

2015-09-04: You can’t beat coffee brewed with freshly roasted beans.

2015-08-29: Another tee that should probably be in my wardrobe… cottonbureau.com/products/…

2015-08-29: This is probably a tee I should own… …

2015-08-29: It’s probably not a good thing when you’ve got a headache in the middle of the afternoon …

2015-08-28: This is very clever. Might have to give it a try. medium.com/@richarms…

2015-08-27: Started using Trello to track a large project. Now finding myself using it more and more.

2015-08-26: Turkey-stuffed peppers for dinner tonight. Only been in the oven 10 minutes and they already smell …

2015-08-18: This is interesting: www.fiftythree.com/coming-so… iPhone 6 Plus and Mac is ever more …

2015-08-18: I figured since I’ve enjoyed growing some tomatoes, peppers and lettuce in the garden …

2015-08-18: Not sure if it’s a good idea, or how long it will take to get one, but just applied for an …

2015-08-15: 03/05/2018, 19:28

2015-08-13: If you’re a telesales person ringing me unsolicited, you can at least be polite and not …

2015-08-12: Another evening by myself so watching Fortitude and ploughing through my Instapaper.

2015-08-12: Very lame, you can only buy a .uk domain if you own the corresponding .co.uk, .ork.uk or .me.uk.

2015-08-11: I really like the concept of HealthKit but it’s still got some big bugs/reliability issues.

2015-08-11: Is there a special dance I have to do to get @Lifesum to import work outs from the Health app?

2015-08-10: Valuable lesson. Make sure to take your fountain pen out your pocket when you sit down at your desk…

2015-08-10: 4pm on a Monday and I’ve cleared my task list for the day. Haven’t been out the house …

2015-08-09: Typical. I go out and water the garden, get back in sit down on the sofa and it starts to rain.

2015-08-08: Finishing off a nice relaxing afternoon with a glass of wine, blog post writing and The Bourne …

2015-08-08: Survived a hot and tough training session and got home in time to see England win the Ashes.

2015-08-07: The football season is underway! Come on you Reds! #nffc

2015-08-07: Tip for you… don’t rub your eye after you’ve been handling chilli’s…

2015-08-07: Great to have done a bit of alfresco working at Whole Foods. Nice change of scene.

2015-08-06: Curry and beer. Nice way to end a long day of work.

2015-08-06: 03/05/2018, 19:28 Enjoying the #HeReadsTruth #ThisIsTheGospel reading plan. So refreshing and a great reminder.

2015-08-06: Does anyone use a joint task list with clients? If so how, which service and does it work well?

2015-08-06: Just seen the cricket score! I missed a heck of a first 7 overs.

2015-08-05: Great to be beta testing the #HeReadsTruth app. Been looking for a new reading plan for my morning …

2015-08-05: 03/05/2018, 19:28 #HeReadsTruth #ThisIsTheGospel

2015-08-04: Managed to find a database of an older version of my blog. Now have posts going back to January …

2015-08-04: I really wish I had got all the posts I’ve ever written at the various blogs I’ve had …

2015-08-04: It’s been insanely windy today, really hoping it dies down a bit before football training this …

2015-08-03: If you were going to go on holiday in September where would you go?

2015-08-03: Anyone know if there is a way to set the Post Format from Byword when publishing to a Wordpress …

2015-08-03: Got some tomato fruit growing on my tomato plants! The first time I’ve grown them and …

2015-08-03: Notts County Manager: Sign all the players! Chairman: All of them? Manager: ALL THE PLAYERS!

2015-08-02: Great afternoon out in sun with friends and food. New watch mark on my arm though…

2015-08-01: Although I realise for someone who’s been on Twitter as long as me, it’s not that many.

2015-08-01: Just noticed I’m rapidly approaching 10,000 tweets! That’s a lot.

2015-08-01: I think I’m starting to use the ellipsis a little too often…

2015-08-01: Becoming increasingly aware of how important it is to own my own content on the web these days. …

2015-08-01: Great to see some old uni hall mates today. Can’t believe it’s almost 11 years since I …

2015-08-01: Extra organised this week… The Week in Links post already scheduled for publication tomorrow so …

2015-08-01: Relaxed time with my parents in their caravan. Good to get away from work for a night.

2015-07-30: Ideas, Time Traveller, Maker, Path or Grass. What should be my next @baronfig Apprentice?

2015-07-28: Noticing a number of websites have flickering type on my Mac over the last couple of weeks. Very …

2015-07-28: I have a feeling today is going to be a coffee fuelled one. Lots todo, not enough to time to do it…

2015-07-22: No news app on iPad 2. That’s sad…

2015-07-22: Living on the edge… decided to install the iOS 9 beta on my ancient iPad 2 to see if it’s any …

2015-07-22: Typical, it waits until I’m in the car park at the supermarket before absolutely lashing it …

2015-07-21: Everytime I’m on the brink of falling to sleep I hear a noise that jolts me to my senses and …

2015-07-20: TypeTogether really do make stunning typefaces. I’m finding they’re increasingly …

2015-07-17: Been intrigued by the notion of microblogging on my own domain and then posting to Twitter. Blog …

2015-07-17: Could really do with a Do Note app for the Mac. Finding it works really well for u distracted …

2015-07-17: Good end to the working week hanging out with @timwallace89 and @svjones02 over BBQ food and beer!

2015-07-16: Interesting read, MPs not giving themselves a pay rise. It’s been decided for them and …

2015-07-16: I don’t like doing it too often, but since finished work I’ve done nothing. Can barely …

2015-07-16: Pretty close call, wonder how fast he was going… ift.tt/1TDX6vI

2015-07-15: So the new iPod touch matches the iPhone in 3 of its colours. Should we expect pink and blue iPhones …

2015-07-15: The longer I work for myself, the more inclined I am to look for smaller businesses to shop from.

2015-07-15: Another #BuySmall suggestion for @ugmonk, really dig the style of this brand. shop.ugmonk.com

2015-07-15: As a small business owner I Love the idea of #BuySmall! No better place to start than @baronfig… …

2015-07-15: Nice to end the day out in the garden. Lawn mowed and fed, tomatoes and sweet peppers growing well. …

2015-07-15: Woohoo! Fixed the cup holder in my car!

2015-07-15: Any suggestions as to where I can buy some #coffee beans in #Cheltenham until Whole Foods fix their …

2015-07-15: Yay autocorrect! Who’s Food is of course meant to be Whole Foods…

2015-07-15: Disaster! Who’s Foods coffee roasting machine is out of action and I’m out of beans!

2015-07-15: “Are we capable of letting creativity born out of boredom take place?” Bored

2015-07-14: Really like the new @baronfig Confidant, haven’t stated my Maker Edition yet though, not sure …

2015-07-14: In serious need of this mornings ☕️.

2015-07-13: Just another test…

2015-07-13: Just trying something out.

2014-12-26: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

2014-12-21: 03/05/2018, 19:29

2014-12-21: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Sunday afternoon walk! @danielbowlesla @mcg_rowie

2014-12-08: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Christmas cards arrived! Always exciting to see my company logo on something. #18TWO

2014-11-29: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Lying low.

2014-11-22: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Come on England!

2014-10-26: 03/05/2018, 19:29 Great day at Wembley watching the #NFL. Brilliant game going down to the last kick with 4 seconds to …

2014-10-26: 03/05/2018, 19:29 #NFL

2014-10-26: 03/05/2018, 19:29 #NFL at Wembley! #Falcons v #Lion and loads of #Seahawks fans!

2014-10-10: 03/05/2018, 19:29 The sun is catching the water in the fish tank and casting this on the wall. #nofilter

2014-09-26: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Definitely a theme running through my birthday cards…

2014-09-25: 03/05/2018, 19:30 New shirt making its first appearance at footy tonight.

2014-09-19: 03/05/2018, 19:30 The Elah Valley, the site of David and Goliath.

2014-09-19: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Looking at the old city from the mount of olives.

2014-09-18: 03/05/2018, 19:30 The exit to Hezekiah’s tunnel.

2014-09-16: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Love the design of some of the packaging at one of the Israeli coffee chains. The coffee is also a …

2014-09-16: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Christ Church Jerusalem #nofilter

2014-09-15: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Finally some falafel, and I’m told this is the best place in Jerusalem for it. The perks of …

2014-09-14: 03/05/2018, 19:30 Just having a drink and looking out over Lake Tiberius.

2014-09-13: 03/05/2018, 19:30 From the middle of Lake Tiberius (Galilee) such a beautiful and powerful place.

2014-09-12: 03/05/2018, 19:30 View from the top of Mt Carmel.

2014-09-11: 03/05/2018, 19:30 The nicest halloumi sandwich today!

2014-09-10: 03/05/2018, 19:31

2014-09-09: 03/05/2018, 19:31

2014-09-05: 03/05/2018, 19:31 Four areas of study, one college. Part of the Redcliffe College brand refresh. #18TWO

2014-09-05: 03/05/2018, 19:31 Four different areas of study at one college. Part of the brand refresh for Redcliffe College. …

2014-09-05: 03/05/2018, 19:31 Got to see some of the first printed items I’ve been working on for Redcliffe College as part …

2014-09-01: 03/05/2018, 19:31 Picked up some printing for @cambraybc this morning. Looks great! #18TWO

2014-08-31: 03/05/2018, 19:31

2014-08-28: 03/05/2018, 19:31 I grew these. #chillis

2014-08-19: 03/05/2018, 19:31 Enjoying finding my drawing skills again, not quite sure why I’m drawing Disney characters… …

2014-08-16: Didn’t know what to draw, so having seen a lot of this guy this week I thought why not… Genie. …

2014-08-16: Pencils #vscocam

2014-08-16: My Saturday night. Sketch book and Hoegaarden. #vscocam

2014-08-10: Chilled out Sunday afternoon with these in front of the football on TV. #vscocam

2014-08-07: I’ve been using these bits of my Chemex for nearly 5 years. I love how they’ve aged in …

2014-08-07: I’ve been using these bits of my Chemex for nearly 5 years. I love how they’ve aged in …

2014-08-02:

2014-07-24: Show a client a fun concept for a project this morning. Went down well!

2014-07-23: Just been through a freezer draw, apparently I have a lot of frozen chilli’s! #vscocam

2014-07-16:

2014-07-03: Something’s brewing for tomorrow. Possibly for a #FreeArtFriday in #Cheltenham… Guess the …

2014-06-14: The halfway point on today’s ride.

2014-06-06: Finished my working week by cleaning my bike! All sparkly and ready for tomorrow’s ride. …

2014-05-30: Delicious morning wake up drink… ☕️

2014-05-19: This is out, definitely this summers soundtrack.

2014-05-15: Stripes 6

2014-05-15: Stripes 5

2014-05-13: Stripes 4

2014-05-13: Stripes 3

2014-05-13: Stripes 2

2014-05-13: Post-its #stripes

2014-04-29: My dad bought me 4 of these little bikes for Christmas. Rearranged my office yesterday so now have …

2014-04-19: #Gloucester

2014-04-19:

2014-04-18: I maybe slightly OCD…

2014-04-08: Fish.

2014-04-04: They’re back!

2014-03-14: A sketch to finish the week! #vscocam

2014-03-11: Chillis are growing well! #vscocam

2013-09-30:

2013-09-28:

2013-09-01: Red sky at night, shepherds delight… #nofilter

2013-08-29: In the car park at Ikea today. #latergram

2013-08-01: Morning ride to see Mum and Dad in the caravan.

2013-07-27: Huzzah!

2013-07-05:

2013-07-05: Typographic ice cream!

2013-07-05:

2013-06-04: Type and beer! #vscocam

2013-06-03: Another one from yesterday’s ride. #vscocam

2013-06-02: Mountain bike ride this afternoon, 12.5 miles and 1,925ft of climbing but worth it for the view! …

2013-05-10: Refreshing.

2013-05-03: On the beach at Abersoch. #latergram

2013-04-21: This afternoons sport. F1 on the Mac and Cycling on the TV via the iPad.

2013-04-11: THIS!

2013-03-12: Blanket

2013-02-19:

2013-02-04: Breakfast #vscocam

2013-02-04: Best way to start the day #vscocam

2013-02-03: #vscocam

2013-01-27: It was a lot hotter than I remembered! @DavePiper @EsPiper

2013-01-18:

2013-01-18: Snow. Cc/ @espiper

2013-01-06: This happened.

2012-12-25: Been engrossed since opening it after church. Fascinating.

2012-12-13:

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2012-11-19: New headphones to replace the broken pinchy ones I dug out a box. #vscocam

2012-11-18: Yummy doughnuts from Cheshire Oaks yesterday. #latergram #vscocam

2012-11-14: Should keep me going for a while!

2012-11-05: Desk.

2012-10-12: Finally properly hung the @jorgeq print I won from @shawnblanc. Looks great.

2012-09-29: New slippers.

2012-09-25: Trying the cahiers out.

2012-09-25: New business cards arrived this morning.

2012-09-25: Afternoon delight. Realised the headache I’ve been battling is probably a lack of coffee …

2012-09-25: Need a new Moleskine.

2012-09-22:

2012-09-22:

2012-09-22:

2012-09-17: Beautiful morning. #nofilter

2012-08-09: Writing talks.

2012-08-07: Pistachios

2012-08-07: Cooked my first meal in my new flat

2012-08-06:

2012-07-29:

2012-07-25: Hurry up!

2012-07-21: Ironing.

2012-07-14:

2012-07-13: Hi!

2012-07-11: 6lb #vscocam

2012-07-10: #vscocam

2012-07-10: #vscocam

2012-07-08:

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2012-07-06:

2012-07-05: Vee Dub.

2012-06-18:

2012-06-15:

2012-06-14:

2012-06-13: Suns out for my first day of holiday and Windsor looks lovely!

2012-06-02: It’s Coldplay!

2012-06-02:

2012-06-02: Coldplay! +@espiper @davidpiper86

2012-06-02:

2012-06-02: St Pancras

2012-06-01: Beer.

2012-06-01:

2012-06-01: Classics

2012-05-30: It’s like eating summer!

2012-05-29: Yes it does #nottinghamrocks

2012-05-27:

2012-05-26:

2012-05-26: BBQin’ with the Pipers!

2012-05-25: A summer one.

2012-05-21:

2012-05-20: So true!

2012-05-14: Rain.

2012-05-12: Nice glass of well earned red!

2012-05-05: Smite!

2012-04-28:

2012-04-28: Just a bit of light reading.

2012-04-10: Going old school!

2012-04-05: Wahoo!

2012-04-03:

2012-03-27: Took this on the way home last night. Forgot to post it!

2012-03-21: Lunchtime sketch

2012-03-17:

2012-03-12: Time to start sketching again!

2012-03-03:

2012-03-01: Been a while

2012-02-24: All the 7’s

2012-02-17: Look at that for a regular pack of fruit pastels!

2012-02-11:

2012-01-31: Tea & Porridge

2012-01-12:

2011-12-25: Christmas presents!

2011-12-24:

2011-12-23: Relaxin’

2011-12-17:

2011-12-17:

2011-12-17:

2011-12-11:

2011-12-09:

2011-12-04: Two new fuse bulbs later!

2011-12-03:

2011-11-28: Might be time for some new ones in the January sales I think!

2011-11-23: Been a while since I did one of these.

2011-11-12:

2011-11-12:

2011-11-12: Second morning view

2011-11-11: Morning view

2011-11-09: For Grandad.

2011-11-06: Red cup. Christmas is on its way!

2011-11-05:

2011-11-04: This happened today.

2011-10-28:

2011-10-27: Waiting for the kettle.

2011-10-24: Huzzah!

2011-10-22:

2011-10-22:

2011-10-22: Stopped for drinks on the way to go biking!

2011-10-21:

2011-10-20: #nofilter

2011-10-20: Cold this morning!

2011-10-19:

2011-10-18: New iPhone case came last week. Great quality and streamlined my pockets too!

2011-10-16: Tea.

2011-10-06: Thanks @O2!

2011-09-30: Blue sky means the sun is out. Woohoo!

2011-09-29: New story book

2011-09-29:

2011-09-29:

2011-09-26: Fulfilling my birthday duties with doughnuts for the office.

2011-09-21: Not sure where this little critter came from!

2011-08-13:

2011-08-13:

2011-08-09:

2011-07-17: Roast pepper stuffed with mushrooms, courgettes, carrots, crushed garlic and chilli. Topped with …

2011-07-17: New Steed

2011-07-11:

2011-07-03:

2011-07-02:

2011-06-29:

2011-06-29: First ever veg box from Riverford arrived.

2011-06-29:

2011-06-29:

2011-06-27: Sun!

2011-06-24: Can’t wait for this in the desktop app.

2011-06-11:

2011-06-11: Before.

2011-06-10: After seeing First Class last week couldn’t resist this for only £8

2011-06-07: Found this while planning the session for tomorrow nights bible study for the youth. It was given to …

2011-05-29:

2011-05-29:

2011-05-28:

2011-05-25: Mmmmmmmmm melon

2011-05-20: Tonight’s viewing

2011-05-14: Demonstrating Instagram

2011-05-12: I spend a lot of time with this in front of me.

2011-05-11: Galilee

2011-05-11: Moon?

2011-05-10: Tea break!

2011-05-09:

2011-05-09:

2011-05-07: Albert Hall

2011-05-07: Albert Roof

2011-05-07: Warming up for London Mens Convebtion

2011-05-01: A spot of tenting!

2011-04-30:

2011-04-30:

2011-04-30: Po2

2011-04-17: Street Arches

2011-04-08: Room with a view!

2011-03-27: Spelling Fail!

2011-03-26:

2011-03-24:

2011-03-19: Castle

2011-03-18: Settlers time

2011-03-18: Shoes

2011-03-17: Brewing wake up juice

2011-03-13: New look, new cup

2011-03-11: Wall-e

2011-03-11: Flame

2011-03-11: Cheers!

2011-03-07: Lunch in the sun

2011-03-05: Film time

2011-03-04: Morning Routine

2011-02-26: Saturday Morning Nectar

2011-02-25:

2011-02-25: Current status

2011-02-24: Kickin’ back with a beer and the geeks of BBT

2011-02-02: The Old & The New

2011-01-28: Tonights viewing

2011-01-01: You Reds!

2010-12-28:

2010-12-28:

2010-12-25: Lights

2010-12-25: Christmas Penguins

2010-12-18: Narnia?

2010-12-18: Queen Vic in the snow

2010-12-12: Christmas tree is up!

2010-12-11:

2010-12-11:

2010-12-08: 8 Faces issue 2 arrived!

2010-12-05: Leaving Berwick

2010-12-05: Edinburgh Castle

2010-12-05: View from the hotel out across Edinburgh

2010-12-04: Going past Durham on the way to Edinburgh.

2010-11-17: Lights

2010-11-17: Scarf

2010-11-17:

2010-11-13:

2010-11-13: Morning View

2010-11-06: The Raven Has Landed

2010-10-31:

2010-10-31: Mist

2010-10-30: Curtain

2007-01-03: Starbucks style Coffee Nothing quite like coffee in a Starbucks mug. It’s best if the coffee in it is from Starbucks, …

2007-01-02: Happy New Year! I’m a bit late to the party, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

2006-12-24: New Years Eve Just for fun I shall be taking part in Micheal Heillemans idea. I will take a photo of myself with …

2006-07-08: 3rd Place Playoff This is a very weird sensation. I am just watching the 3rd Place Playoff in the world cup and, I …

2006-03-30: Google fun! Ok, so I’m bored. I resorted to googling my name, Phil Bowell, and guess what?? This website …

2006-03-11: A Quick One. I’ve just discovered some of my friends have got blogs!! Well actually one of them. She goes …