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Old hobbies die hard

As I kid I loved to draw cartoons. Later, when I went off to University, I briefly toyed with the idea of jacking-in my degree to pursue a career as a bohemian cartoon artist. Looking back now I’m glad I didn’t; I really wasn’t any good. I’d have probably ended up in a gutter in Paris somewhere…

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Jekyll archives without plugins

I recently made the switch to Jekyll as my publishing tool for this website. I love it, not least as it lets me serve content directly from Github. Updating the site is as simple as pushing into my repository. I have no servers to maintain and no extra monthly costs. For a low traffic site it seems, for now at least, like the perfect solution.

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What I talk about when I talk about beards

Twiddle, twiddle, scratch, scratch, scratch. Such has been my life over the past month. That ends this evening; the beard is gone.

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Partial Solar Eclipse

I’ve spent most of my lunchtimes this week desperately searching newsagents for the BBC Sky at Night magazine, hunting for the elusive copy with free solar viewing glasses. As today’s eclipse approached, first E-bay then Amazon’s stocks of the glasses ran dry. Only, I didn’t know this as I hadn’t checked. By the time I did, it was too late.

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Lightpainting with Mary

How I persuaded Mary to stand in the freezing cold while I flung sparks at her is still a mystery. Nonetheless, after the sun went down this evening we ventured to Swanbourne Lake in Arundel.

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Project 365 2015

When I tried, and failed to write of review of 2014 I was a little disgusted at my poor memory. What did we do in January 2014? Honestly I have no idea, and aside from the obvious recovered from the Christmas hangover or decided to loose some weight January is a blur.

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Firefly Conference 2014

Over the last couple of months Firefly’s design team have been even busier than usual. The reason for this flurry of activity was three new themes we’d be working for the big launch at the Firefly Learning Conference.

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A brand new Roo

I’m excited and emotional. What’s got me into such a tizzy you ask? Well, a few weeks ago Katie and I discovered we we’re going to have a baby. A brand new Roo, if you will.

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Rabbit Towers

It must be something many newly married couples do; Put off the children in favor of a pet. As it was with us, 3 years ago, when we arrived home with a cardboard box containing two small, very frightened rabbits.

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European Adventure Week Three

Our final week, a last hurrah, and a dash across Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France.

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