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Moving on from Fasthosts

Today is my last day at Fasthosts. I've been there as a Product Manager for their server and cloud products for the last 2 years and while I've had an amazing time and succeeded in all the ways I intended, it's time for me to move on to something new.

Moving on from Fasthosts

My typical day

I've seen a few of these posts doing the rounds recently. It felt like a blog topic from the early days of personal blogging and I couldn't resist. 06:00 - Wake up, lie in bed and catch up on anything I've missed overnight. I've written about it a little

My typical day

Goals for 2021: Commitment

2020 was a year filled with a lot of great personal victories, I wrote about it in my Year in Review. 2021 is now the second year in a row I've set myself considered, measurable goals for the 12 months ahead and given the success of last year intended on using the same approach.

Goals for 2021: Commitment

Simple Sourdough

This is about the most basic sourdough recipe I think you can really get away with. It uses a mix of strong white bread and rye flours, though you can ditch the rye entirely by just replacing it with more white flour, and uses only minimal equipment available in most kitchens.

Simple Sourdough

Yearly Goals: 2020 in Review

All things considered 2020 was a year filled with personal successes. This was the first time I'd really set myself a structured set of goals for the year ahead, where previously I'd always been vague or completely brushed off the idea of any kind of New Year's resolution, I tried

Yearly Goals: 2020 in Review

Upgrading my Office Chair

I've seen a few recommendations for this recently as an easy, relatively cheap, super comfortable upgrade to any office chair. I'm still using my Herman Miller Aeron - which is great - but the clanky old wheels had been a minor but constant annoyance now that I'm on a hardwood

Upgrading my Office Chair

Working from Home

My current working from home setup. Although, with everyone doing it, it’s really more distributed working, and I’m really enjoying it. Being the only one working from home can be isolating, when everyone’s doing it, communication becomes so much easier.

Working from Home

Pick up the pace

I've really enjoyed my reading challenge so far this year. I flew through my first 3 books in as many weeks, but hit a stumbling block going in to the 4th. I chose 'War of the Worlds' as my next read, but have struggled immensely with the age if the

Pick up the pace

On the road again

I got my driving licence at 18 almost as soon as the DVLA’s scheduling system would allow. I was fortunate enough to have both my parents spend countless hours sitting as my passenger while I drove hundreds (if not thousands) of miles with me on my provisional licence to

On the road again

Family Additions

It struck me on my way to the office this morning, that it's been so long since I wrote here regularly, that we've had a bit of a change to the shape of our family since I last updated. Bella & Alex

Family Additions

Yearly Goals

Taking some inspiration from Derek Muller, CGP Grey & Myke Hurley I'm writing down my goals for 2020 with the hope it'll increase my chances of actually achieving them. Trying to keep it short and to the point, I've got three goals: 📚 Read one book each month, all year.This

Yearly Goals

Conservatory Zen

We picked up the keys to our current house on boxing day last year and after a week or so of cleaning, we packed up and moved out of our old house in a single day. We were absolutely sick of the place we were living in - having only

Conservatory Zen

On my Vegetarianism

I forget exactly when, but a few years ago we noticed that Elliotte had started biting her fingernails. The guilt I felt when I first saw it happen was immense, after all, it was my fault - I was the only one around her that bit their nails, and I'd passed this horrible trait on to my daughter.

On my Vegetarianism

Yoga

I've never, as such, been against yoga - But only very recently have I begun to see the benefits of the discipline. After what amounts to only an hour of total practise, I've very quickly changed my opinion and am now looking to make it a part of my everyday routine.

Yoga

I'm Going Vegetarian

A little over a year ago now, my fiancée made the switch to a fully vegetarian diet and since then has been creeping across the line of veganism with attempts to remove animal products from her diet entirely. In that time the food that we've eaten as a family has

I'm Going Vegetarian