The sun is out, the sky is blue, the evenings are lighter. Nothing like a bit of good weather to keep you relaxed after a break. Praise God!

Very proud of my Dad who lead his church through a Passover Seder tonight for the first time. Throughly enjoyed it.

Hello 6 days of holiday, how nice it is to see you! Time for a bit of much needed rest and relaxation, my battery feels pretty flat.

One Year in: Why a Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover Can’t Get the Apple Watch Off His Wrist (and Why That Matters) ›

Interesting read in to how a Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover has fallen for the Apple Watch.

I’m becoming more Andre intrigued by this device. When the rumours for it began I didn’t see the point, but as software develops for it my attention becomes increasingly caught. It’ll be interesting to see when and how the second generation Watch builds on this initial offering.

Always good to return to an idea you worked up for a personal project and still think it works.

Why Margin is Critical for Doing Your Best Creative Work ›

A healthy dose of margin in your life gives you the space you need to think, dream, strategize, wrestle through complexity, focus deeply, and, ultimately, do your best creative work.

This piece by Shawn Blanc has been sat in my Instapaper for quite a while, but when I read the sentence above I immediately agreed. When you’re in constant hustle mode, when everything down to what jobs you work on and when you can find time to send out those all important invoices is imperative to your ability to exist in life, decisions and dreams disappear. When there’s no margin in anything in your life, your ability to work well goes and your ability to even think creatively vanishes let alone do the work your business depends on.

I’ve learnt the hard way, margin in life is imperative to being able to create well.

Also, really enjoying having Ulysses on my iPhone. I can imagine with 3D Touch it would be more powerful as a starting point for all writing.

Finally got a solid idea out for a new personal side project the other night, now all I want do is work on it!

Amazing how a nice sunny day improves your mood, even if it’s tinged with disappointment of not being outside to enjoy it.

Do More Better ›

I finished reading Do More Better this afternoon. It’s a very well written and thought provoking read. I plan on begin implementing some of Tim’s suggestions in to my workflow in the next week or two. If you’re interested in looking st productivity with a biblical grounding, I suggest you give it a read.

Productivity is effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.

– Tim Challies

I guess the definition of a productive week is one when you meet two deadlines and hardly engage in social media.

Modern Kitchen Redesign ›

I always enjoy reading a good process or behind the scenes post. So it’s little surprise that I’m linking to this one from Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk fame. Jeff has done a write up of the modern kitchen remodel he and his wife have just finished.

I love seeing the homes of people who have an, at least in my opinion, impeccable eye for design and Jeff certainly falls in to that category. Look closely and you’ll see a glimpse of a future product, a coffee related one which will go straight in to my shopping basket!