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.

Con­fes­sion time, I’ve nev­er once snoozed an email. I don’t under­stand why peo­ple want to snooze emails, if it needs act­ing on I turn it into a task and move on.

I’ve been mak­ing use of my Star­ling Bank cur­rent account more this month. Start­ing to think it’s time to make the jump and go all in with them. They seem to be the most promis­ing of all the chal­lenger banks at the moment.

Feel­ing the itch to redesign my blog for the first time in a long time. Might use it as a way to estab­lish my own base theme as a start­ing point and then design on top of that.

Real­ly encour­ag­ing morn­ing at church see­ing three of the youth get bap­tised, fol­lowed by an after­noon hang­ing out with my fel­low youth lead­ers plan­ning the a future youth week­end away.

Try­ing to lim­it myself to only hav­ing two books on the go at any one time this year. One fic­tion and one non-fic­tion. Part of that will mean decid­ing to stop read­ing a book if I’m not enjoy­ing it or get­ting any­thing from it.

How good would it be if we could attach Short­cuts to noti­fi­ca­tion types? For exam­ple, if I have a short­cut that makes it eas­i­er for me to add pur­chas­es to YNAB, I could attach it as an action to Apple Pay noti­fi­ca­tions so that with one touch the short­cut could take the val­ue and ven­dor, fill in the right fields and let me cat­e­gorise the trans­ac­tion. It would be so use­ful.

On a some­what relat­ed note, I have two draws of DVDs that I nev­er use. I feel like I should get them on to some stor­age and make them eas­i­er to watch, but not sure if it’s worth the effort or cost.

Had a pro­duc­tive yet rest­ful Sat­ur­day, man­aged to sort out a load of paper­work and do a gro­cery shop. Lots of my flat feels pret­ty organ­ised now, but I still have a few black holes that become dump­ing zones. Those need to be sort­ed and reviewed.

Had to reset my Apple ID pass­word, now things aren’t sync­ing in iMes­sage. Not a good expe­ri­ence.

Took the church youth out bowl­ing this evening, great fun had by all as far as I could tell. Got my best score in a while so I’m pret­ty pleased!