The Best Books I Read in 2017

It really annoys me that I haven’t met my Goodreads reading challenge this year! I was meant to have read 52 books. I’ve completely read 47, and half read about 50 or more… which is ridiculous! This year, I somehow cultivated a tendency to start reading one book before switching to another, depending on what’s going on in my life, […]

My Favourite SNL Clips

I LOVE SNL. The writing is superb. The sketches are often ridiculous but there’s always something that makes me laugh. The cast are amazing and I love how current/topical a lot of the sketches are. As far as I know, the whole show isn’t available in the UK but you can watch the sketches on SNL’s YouTube channel. Here are some […]

My 2017 Annual Review

Last year was bad. This year was emotionally much harder. At times it felt like I was being buried alive. Other times – like I was constantly being kicked in the head. It hasn’t all been tough though: Travel South Australia I was fortunate to start 2017 in Australia in the company of great friends – Dave, Claire and baby […]

The Most Beautiful Timelapse I’ve Ever Seen

The world is huge and yet so small. I’m not usually a fan of time lapse photography. I was captured by this though. The colours, the clouds, the stars, the storms, the sunsets, and the sunrises – it’s all beautiful: It was brought to my attention by Brad Feld. Thanks Brad.

Crazy Ideas

Sometimes I find it hard to sleep. Either getting to sleep, or waking up at 2am and not drifting off until 6am. I’m wide awake. Wired. A million things racing through my mind. Lots of crazy ideas. Today for example. I’ve had 2.5 hours sleep. I’m not working today but I hate feeling that tired. I can get by on […]

Blade Runner 2049

I watched Blade Runner 2049 at the IMAX last week. It’s visually stunning. Beautifully shot, and I love the immersive experience you get at the IMAX – it’s massive and the sound is so good! I’m not a huge fan of the original. Like a colleague of mine said, it’s ahead of its time but “thin on story”. 2049 makes […]

Ray Dalio on Principles, Strengths and Weaknesses

I listened to Ray Dalio promoting his new book on Tim Ferriss’ podcast recently. I promptly bought the book, which must be one of my most highlighted so far. Here’s Ray’s TED talk where he talks about building Bridgewater, (one of the most successful investment companies in the world), and some of the secrets behinds its success.   I love […]

Musings on Domestic Abuse

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, I was reminded of two recent conversations. One was about sexual discrimination, another was on domestic abuse. Why? I recently caught up with a family member who I don’t see often. Let’s call him Tim. On greeting Tim, Andrew shook his hand, and Tim yelped in pain. Apparently, he had spent […]

Emmy Inspired Thoughts on Sexual Discrimination

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, reminded me of two conversations I had over the weekend. One was about discrimination. The other was on domestic violence. It was while watching Elizabeth Moss, (who had just won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale), being interviewed backstage. Elizabeth described how, in relation to […]