I’ve been ripping wall paper from a wall in the spare bedroom in our new home. I’ve never done this before and only began because it had started peeling away already … Continue reading Wallpaper
Yesterday afternoon I took the kids swimming and when we returned to Busby afterwards I discovered I had forgotten to chain him up! He was sitting there without a lock … Continue reading Soul Bar
The leak was finally fixed fairly late last night. Here it is: There’s a nail hole in the copper pipe which supplies hot water to our kitchen sink and dishwasher. … Continue reading A hole in the copper water pipe
I was rather surprised to read yesterday that there’s no sex education in British schools. I think this should be a compulsory part of the curriculum. I went through school … Continue reading Sex education in schools
Elizabeth has a wart on her foot, probably picked up at the swimming pool. Last night we caught her licking it in the bath. Grossness of licking one’s wart aside, … Continue reading Can you lick your foot?
I took Daniel to get a haircut today at the first barber’s I came to on our way to swimming. The hairdresser was a short and muscular middle-eastern-looking man with tattoos up and down … Continue reading Surviving a haircut and learning to swim
I met one of my co-workers today for the first time. Richard, who also works for Automattic, will be moving to Aberdeen with his lovely wife and daughter later this … Continue reading I met and an Automattician and one year in support
The kids have been nagging me to take them on the pedal boats at Duthie Park for some time now. We finally did it this afternoon and it was really … Continue reading Pedal boats at Duthie Park
I just got one of those sit/stand desks. I was planning to get myself a desk after moving into our new home because the rental already has a desk and with all of … Continue reading My work space
Ben is away in Germany doing some maths at a maths institute in the Black Forest and so the three of us caught up with some friends today and went cycling. … Continue reading Allan Park and Newton Dee
I came across this old photo of Elizabeth and Ben, taken by Ben’s mum just after Elizabeth had turned 2. It’s such a great photo that I wanted to share … Continue reading An old photo
One of the benefits of living in the UK is that I’m not the only Automattician in the country. Why is this good? Because it means I get to go … Continue reading A Christmas dinner in Keswick
Sorry, I was just testing the reblog feature in the WordPress app and the post went to this site instead of my test site. So please ignore the last email … Continue reading Testing mistake again
Perhaps it’s too soon to give my impressions of Scottish schooling as the kids have only been at school for about a month but I’m going to do it anyway. … Continue reading Scottish schooling
We went to a terrific Guy Fawkes night celebration recently. It was organised by our local community who used it as an opportunity to fundraise for a community garden in … Continue reading Guy Fawkes night
Potholer54 has a another brilliant YouTube video called How to Argue with Assholes. It’s entertaining and clever and provides some good advice when faced with arguments that, in his words, … Continue reading Science is not a pick and mix
Originally posted on …and Then There's Physics:
I thought I’d temporarily hijack AndThen’s blog to write a quick guest post about the upcoming people’s climate march. There are going…
A couple of weeks ago we sent off our visa applications for the UK. They had to be sent to Manilla for processing along with all our passports, including old … Continue reading Scotland, here we come!
I love my job. It’s so fulfilling being able to help people with their websites and most users are profoundly grateful for the support. I also feel privileged to have … Continue reading The stay-at-home parent and the working parent
My Dad is visiting us for the weekend. Whenever he comes, we seem to end up visiting Bunnings – a mega hardware store – numerous times. Bunnings is Dad’s temple … Continue reading Happy Easter everyone!