My values to live by

Published October 18, 2020

Recently I've been thinking a lot about what my values are. Working in Tech companies, we've always had a set of values that have helped guide decisions and goals, but I realised that I'd never actually sat down and written my values down. The behaviours that I want to...

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Recovering from Coronavirus

Published August 8, 2020

I wrote a while back about what it was like when I had COVID-19. I managed to get it in the first week of the official lockdown in the UK. Why did I write about it? I saw across social media people, including some of my friends, not taking...

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The dough ball recipe

Published April 19, 2020

For those of you who've been to mine for a social gathering, you know that the dough balls are famous. I don’t know exactly where the recipe comes from, but it’s hand written in my recipe book. So many people have asked me for the recipe, I thought it was...

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I had coronvirus, this is what it was like

Published March 26, 2020

I’ve sadly had Coronavirus since Saturday and a fair few people have asked me “What’s it like?”, “What did I suffer?” etc. So instead of repeating myself I figured I’d chuck it all into a blog post so everyone can learn about my experience. A caveat here - it will...

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WFH tips

Published March 17, 2020

There’s loads of articles and videos out there about how to best work from home. I learned a lot about what works for me whilst I was working remotely for 2/3 years. Besides the obvious tips around your desk set up (it’s probably too late to change that too much...

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Dealing with dickheads on Twitter

Published September 29, 2019

I have a love hate relationship with Twitter. On one hand, I can credit the social network with my career path so far, having found every single one of my jobs through “my network” (what a great phrase).

On the other, it’s full of gammons who think opinion is fact,...

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I featured on a podcast in April

Published July 20, 2019

Every April, all of the London running crews get excited about the London Marathon. It's a celebration of running in the city, and the excitement on race day is so infectious.

This year, we were lucky enough to welcome the Take the Bridge series to London, on the weekend...

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Curating a playlist

Published July 17, 2019

I’ve decided to start curating a weekly round up of some tracks that I’ve been listening to. I also decided to share this.

Why?

I’m not actually sure. A few people have commented in the past that I have a weird, but fun taste in music. So I’m opening it...

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Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Published February 17, 2018

My biggest takeaways from this book for me was the need to identify my own strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these will help me identify what I need to work on to improve my career, and figure out where I'm headed:

"While analyzing, one will be able to understand their strengths,...

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My 2018 Reading List

Published February 13, 2018

I'm trying to read more often, and consistently. In the last few years, the only time I've managed to read a book is whilst I'm on holiday. I'm a relatively fast reader, and I get stuck into a book if I'm enjoying it (I read "Ready Player One" in 2...

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Being nicer to the planet.

Published January 13, 2018

I've been thinking a lot recently about how I can be nicer to the planet. The discussion on global warming makes me feel quite helpless, with talk of sea levels rising and engulfing parts of the UK, ice caps melting in turn causing polar bears to starve, amongst other...

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Twenty Eighteen, New Year new me etc. etc.

Published January 1, 2018

I wrote a brief summary on Twitter of my goals for 2018, and received a few questions in reply, so figured it was a great time to start putting one of these into practice!

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Why is empathy important?

Published May 19, 2016

Empathy is important for a huge number of different roles in a company. From the support team, dealing with difficulties customers are having with the product, through to the designers and makers creating the product, having empathy is super useful.

However, how many people actually have empathy with the...

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26 Hours in Venice

Published January 26, 2016

I spent 26 hours in Venice, and took some photos. I'd definitely recommend visiting at this time of year, as the city was practically deserted. I spent a lot of time just wandering round in circles, getting to know my way around the small island, and taking pictures everywhere.

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Moving to Jekyll

Published December 9, 2015

I've moved this blog to Jekyll! I thought I'd use it as an opportunity to learn a new system, and to take a fresh start with my blog.

Starting anew

It's not often you get a chance to start afresh. I've been sporadically writing articles across a period of...

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