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October 2018

‪I’m a huge fan of Inside No. 9, but just watched the ‘live’ episode on iPlayer and feeling underwhelmed. It all seemed a bit obvious, with the story spoon fed to the audience and relying too heavily on pre-recorded material. Maybe it worked better on the night?‬

Eating a jacket potato, which given the last few bedridden days, is quite an achievement.

Quite the unnerving experience as I went to open a new carton of Oatly… what the actual fork!? Reading the small print, it seems like they’re attempting to freak out another Paul. Phew!

Carton of Oatly, the side of which reads 'Hey Paul!'

The Good Place is a quirky comedy that continually reinvents itself while keeping ethics and moral philosophy at its heart. It’s worth your time… although perhaps not an entire Sunday.

In what has become something of a tradition, preparing myself for re-entry into Britain with a final taste of Europe: a Belgian waffle and a can of Jupiler.

Crisis

A two-week stay in Berlin not only gave me time to explore the city, but also space to question the direction of my career and address a growing sense of disillusionment with my profession.

What a treat, to visit such an amazing city during the most colourful time of the year. Wir sehen uns bald wieder, Hamburg!

Wallgraben Hamburg’s TV Tower taken from a viewpoint that surrounds it with red leaves Boats moared on Outer Alster Lake Vivid sunset over Binnenalster with cityscape in the distance

Channel 4’s The Circle has been my guilty pleasure over the last three weeks. Finally, a reality show with funny, genuine and endearing contestants. Hard pressed to pick a favourite from the final four. #FactsAreFacts

Have only spent part of the morning exploring its center and still have so much to see, but Hamburg ist sehr schön! This is absolutely my kinda city.

Travels between Germany and Denmark have seen me spend an inordinate amount of time on DSB’s IC3/IR4, a train that combines the comfort of British Rail’s Class 442 ‘Wessex Electrics’ with the aesthetic of Star Trek and the absurdity of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.

At #confront18, @p_p_hamilton is speaking my language: about resisting the cult of the individual and building products that reflect the hero’s journey to the exclusion of others, and about having a point of view that challenges Californian ideas about society and technology. 👍🏻💯

Tempelhof

On German Unity Day, a tour of Tempelhof Airport proved to be a powerful act of remembrance.