I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Today has been a grey and fog­gy day, it’s felt like a real reflec­tion of the mood of the last month. As I’ve dri­ven around Chel­tenham today doing some bits and bobs, I’ve seen more and more peo­ple start­ing to put up Christ­mas trees and lights. It’s been nice to see them emerg­ing out of the gloom.

Today marks the start of Advent, with the first can­dle being lit in church­es across the coun­try we are remind­ed of the hope that comes from Jesus. The arrival of the King.

At the start of this year I start­ed to go to a new church, giv­en the pan­dem­ic if might not have been the best time, but the ser­vices I’ve been attend­ing online have been ones of great com­fort. They have shown great care, sen­si­tiv­i­ty, and com­pas­sion through­out the year, and I’m incred­i­bly thank­ful that God guid­ed me to this church. I’m look­ing for­ward to being able to go to a ser­vice again, I hope it is soon­er rather than lat­er. I’m sure it will be.

Any­one know of a mouse that can be paired with both a Mac and an iPad? I’m in need of a new mouse, my wrist is begin­ning to suf­fer after years of using a Mag­ic Mouse and I want one that works with both my Mac for work and iPad for per­son­al stuff. I’ve my eye on the MX3 but I can’t tell if it can pair with both devices…

Look­ing to sim­pli­fy all my web­sites. Since I’m no longer free­lanc­ing and don’t need a port­fo­lio online at the moment, I’m think­ing to move away to some­thing lighter than Word­Press. Trou­ble is I don’t know what. I don’t want to main­tain every­thing oth­er than the design and want to reduce costs.

Start­ed play­ing around with Notion a bit today. I’ve heard so many peo­ple talk­ing about it I fig­ured it was time to give it a go. Not quite sure where it fits yet. Ini­tial­ly I’ve set up a Watch List using one of their exist­ing tem­plates and a Week­ly Review tem­plate to try and get in the habit of that.

I’m try­ing to find some exer­cise that I can do eas­i­ly and slow­ly build up in to a habit. It occurred to me last night I could prob­a­bly find some free Pilates videos on YouTube to try. A small searched revealed some begin­ner videos for men, so giv­en one of those a try this morning.

It’s now been a week since I ran out of cof­fee beans. More are on the way, but I miss the morn­ing rit­u­al of brew­ing myself a coffee.

Work has start­ed a steps chal­lenge, made me actu­al­ly get out the house and be active. Took this at the mid point of my walk.

Been play­ing around with the iPad and my old Apple Track­pad. It’s kin­da cool, makes we want to get the Mag­ic Track­pad 2 so I can tru­ly nav­i­gate iPa­dOS while it’s con­nect­ed to my big screen. I also hope that iPa­dOS 14 brings bet­ter exter­nal dis­play support.

Clapped for the NHS at 8. For the doc­tors, nurs­es, para­medics, coun­sel­lors, and car­ers. Out­side of CV-19 I’ve nev­er been more thank­ful for our health sys­tem and the work that they do than I am right now.