Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

This Week


Life Mostly hiding away getting stuff done, and then in London for the weekend where I got to catch up with people. I'd hurt my knee, which sucked because 1) so much pain, and 2) I rely on regular exercise to keep me sane, especially during periods when I'm locked away working alone! But after quite ...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Copenhagen and Malmo


Copenhagen It's always nice to return to a city I liked a second time, once I've been somewhere twice I'm sure I'll end up there again. Copenhagen was one of my first solo trips, that was just to see the city and not for work or some activity of some sort. The thing I missed last ...

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

This Week


Life Flew back from Sweden, and spent the following day in London which was exhausting, but awesome! Got to catch up with friends and see the poppies at the Tower of London before they get taken down. It was crazy busy but fantastic, a couple gave us their tickets so we go to go inside briefly. ...

Monday, November 10th, 2014

How *are* You?

kitty peeking

Sometimes, since I ditched my job, and apartment, and conventional aspects of life, really, people ask me “how are you”, in a head tilted way that asks, really, “how can you possibly be okay”.And I say “I’m GREAT” which maybe seems like I’m overstating things, putting a brave face on terrible regret.But really… I am ...

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

This Week

Image by Danielle

Life Hanging out with my Oredev lady posse - Danielle, Caitie, Chiu-Ki - which was awesome. And also got to briefly hang out with another friend at the airport for 10 mins, as she was on her way out of Sweden and I was on my way into it! Good tech conferences pass the Huston Test every day ...

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Personal Burn Rate

The assortment of currencies I had with me in NK

A while ago, I read about the concept of a "personal burn rate" and at the time I worried that mine was too high. I had a well paying job, but lived in an expensive city, and a significant proportion of my income went on "stress tax" - stuff (mostly travel) that made me feel ...

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

This Week

Guinea pigs

Life Last frantic day in London, then some quiet time getting stuff done, and one relaxing day off! Then - to Copenhagen! Work Meetings and catching up, or maybe it's more like the last couple of weeks of rushing around is catching up with me. Didn't get as much done as I would have liked, but that is ...

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

This Week

A young European hedgehog

Life Arrived back from Canada, so jetlagged! Spent a couple of days hiding away and coding, and then had a frantic few days in London. Great to catch up with some friends! Got to trade in my broken Jawbone and now I have a pink one - yay! Work Meetings! Time with UX designer working on making the ...

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

This Week

Life Hanging out in Canadia (KW) this week and catching up with friends from when I lived here. It's great to see people! Also gave a talk at the University of Waterloo, which I live tweeted. Then heading back to the UK. Looking forward to getting back in the pool! I've missed swimming. Work Contemplating a job offer, ...

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