As dealing with Coronavirus leans so heavily on devolved matters, the phrase ‘four nations’ has now become commonplace. The United Kingdom is breaking apart, slowly at first…
It’s not often I watch an entire series in one sitting, but Normal People had me captivated from beginning to end. Beautiful story, wonderfully told.
Over the last two months, I’ve accomplished my annual running goal of 120 km – something I failed to achieve over the course of any previous year, I should add. Guess I’d better set a new goal then!
The last season of Veep is really hard going, with now unrecognisable characters lumbering their way through needlessly heightened story lines. Perhaps inevitable, given the show jumped the shark by installing Selina as president midway through its run; where else could it go?
Anyone else experience moments of dyscalculia when translating times between 24-hour and 12-hour clocks? I often end up ignoring the first digit, so will read a time like 19:00 (7pm) as 9pm. Drives me crazy!
So we don’t lurch from one crisis to another, we need to put people before planes: no taxpayer-backed bailouts without conditions on workers rights, concrete action on climate commitments and no more tax exceptions. Sign the petition.
Zoom is to video conferencing what Facebook is to social networking: not to be trusted.
How the hell is it Friday already!?
Joined everyone in my street to #ClapForOurCarers. Wow, that was quite something.
Fiddling while Rome burns.
There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.
– Vladimir Lenin
My street now has a community WhatsApp group. Just a small sign perhaps, that some good will come of all this.
Shared a virtual beer with @bensauer, something I probably wouldn’t have done had it been a normal Friday evening. Here’s to silver linings! 🍻
Something, something, long-drawn-out sigh.
Getting the band back together!
Was expecting a lecture about post-war architecture, but instead heard a story of corruption and impropriety within Harold Wilson’s Labour government, notably around the development of Centre Point. Fascinating talk, @EwanMHarrison!
Was lovely bumping into @scruffymongrel on the train this morning. Been too long!
This week I renewed my business insurance with Ashley @_withjack. Personal, informative and helpful customer service, and policies that are competitive and comprehensive. What’s not to love!?
2am. Still singing karaoke.
Spent much of today aboard trains going in the wrong direction, i.e. headed towards home. But! I get to spend all day tomorrow here in Cologne, which makes me very happy (as does the Kölsch).
Taking advantage of the flexibility of my Interrail pass, and spending an extra day in Oslo. High probability I may never leave at all.
After a week of grey, horrid weather, the clouds lift and blue skies finally appear over Stockholm. In this part of Europe at least, all is bright and well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos of Europe I’ve been sharing over the past month. Consider this exercise a drawn out howl of despair at the needless situation Britain today finds itself in. I’ve collected them all here.
The @Eurostar team at St. Pancras are genuine heroes. First, given disruption on the Brighton Main Line, they happily rebooked me on to the next train to Brussels. Later, having returned to the departure gates too late, they helped rush me through check-in and passport control.
Like all great train journeys, this one starts with a cancellation.
Not entirely sure how this ended up with the conclusion it did. More a reflection on the start of this year than the last one, perhaps. Anyway, I think it means I need to write more.
Every time you shop at Amazon, a business dies.
I can’t watch.
Watching the election night coverage on ITV.
That’s a first.
Go vote! Tactically.
Surely a rite of passage for designers of government services, spent the day with the friendly @DACcessibility folk in Neath. Not only did their knowledge and insights deepen my appreciation of inclusive design, but it underscored the undeniable necessity of this approach.