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2021-08-09: 🏏 Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

2021-08-05: New pen 🖋

2021-08-02: Echinacea has taken its sweet time this year, but so worth it.

2021-07-21: I have completed my first home electrics DIY and installed a light in our attic. I shall now bask in …

2021-07-19: Bio.link has just launched. Still some good usernames available! bio.link/ralph

2021-07-11: The tension! 😱🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇮🇹⚽️

2021-07-11: Wow, not the start to this game I was expecting. ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇮🇹

2021-07-08: On Tuesday, Mochi 🐈 brought in a bird for the first time in his life (373 days). Today he brought in …

2021-07-06: E10 petrol is coming to the UK this summer apparently - I seem to have missed this news entirely. …

2021-07-02: Thanks to ‘Lyrics match’ the Spotify search has become even more useless than it was before. Now I …

2021-07-02: After the first dose of Pfizer my only side-effect was a sore and stiff arm. After the second, …

2021-07-01: As a gig in Braga 🇵🇹 looks like it’s going ahead in a couple of weeks, it suddenly became very …

2021-06-28: So far Euro 2020 is the gift that keeps on giving. Some fantastic games, and it feels like anyone …

2021-06-26: Visited RHS Wisley this morning. Absolute highlight was the scent of Philadelphus maculatus ‘Sweet …

2021-06-19: Watched my first ever Marvel movie last night. We’re doing them in timeline order, so Captain …

2021-06-17: I’ve been lucky enough to record at Abbey Road three times, but it’s still a treat to tread that …

2021-06-12: Six on Saturday 12-06-21 🌱 Things have really taken off since the last Six on Saturday I posted two weeks ago. The sun has come …

2021-06-12: Mochi turns 1 today! Hard to believe he’s an adult cat now - still seems like a kitten to us. A …

2021-06-11: 36 hours after the jab, and my sore arm is just about gone. I’ve managed to avoid any other …

2021-06-09: 💉🥇🎉

2021-06-09: Having started studying again, with exams in the not-too-distant future, I’ve rediscovered …

2021-06-07: First vaccine dose booked for Wednesday! 🎉 🎉 🎉

2021-06-04: UK vaccinations are currently open to age 30 and over, which means I should be in the next age group …

2021-05-30: Six on Saturday 29-05-21 🌱 My Six on Saturday for this week (because it’s still Saturday somewhere, right?). I’m …

2021-05-27: The raisin moncher is back home, after a few nights with the vet. While he’s been gone, all raisins …

2021-05-24: For the second time in as many months Mochi has had an emergency trip to the vets for eating …

2021-05-23: The Bandcamp app now allows you to download music for offline listening! This is an excellent …

2021-05-22: Six on Saturday 22-05-21 🌱 This week my Six on Saturday arrives on Saturday itself. Hope you enjoy my selection of six things …

2021-05-21: Whew, what a morning. The usually simple act of icing a cake was made infinitely more complex by …

2021-05-20: Hiding 🐈

2021-05-18: ⚽️ Back at The Shots for the first time in 18 months.

2021-05-16: Six on Saturday 15-05-21 I’ve just found out about Six on Saturday through The Propagator, so although it’s now …

2021-05-15: Took most of the day off yesterday, so Saturday becomes the new Friday. Plenty to get done.

2021-05-14: I see your Friday vibe, @gregmoore, and I raise you Friday vibe:

2021-05-14: Lunar Module by Rocket Ales. A quaff-able session pale.

2021-05-14: 🎵 Here’s a little family project we undertook last year: Homeward. More info here. (If you …

2021-05-13: Just clicked ‘Delete Account’ on both Facebook and Whatsapp. Thought I’d be …

2021-05-12: Submitted my tax return over 6 months earlier than I’ve ever done before. Admittedly …

2021-05-12: Currently reading: The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz 📚 I feel this may lack a …

2021-05-11: You won’t find Schneider’s music on Spotify, YouTube, or various other platforms in …

2021-05-09: Always European in my heart! Happy Europe day everyone. 🇪🇺

2021-05-06: This technology that Spotify is developing is deeply creepy. Which music would it reccomend to a …

2021-05-05: Finished reading: In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin 📚 I’ve lost track of which of the 24 Rebus …

2021-05-03: Well, I’ve let my SaneBox subscription lapse. Having a go at letting the Fastmail filters and …

2021-04-26: The price of my Spotify family subscription is going up, and once again I’m facing the …

2021-04-25: On our walk earlier. There’s supposed to be a public footpath across this field, towards the bridge …

2021-04-25: My first proper (cask) pint of Tribute for ages. Fresh real ale like this is just the best. Helps …

2021-04-21: My Google Maps edit to fix my address was accepted, but the change they made is still incorrect. In …

2021-04-13: Made it to the pub for the first time in 6 months. 🍻

2021-04-04: Swiss Chard came in our veg box this week, so had a hunt around online for ways to cook it. …

2021-04-01: My new address isn’t recognised by Google Maps. I should be pleased that there’s …

2021-03-31: DIY of the day: a chunk of door removed in order to make a hole for a cat flap. Had to cut down some …

2021-03-30: Garden Developments 🌱 We’re planning to revamp the garden of our new house next winter, after we’ve got a feel for the …

2021-03-30: Excellent day for a barbecue here: hot in the sun, but early enough in the year that there aren’t …

2021-03-30: The Pest Control Force™️ is out in numbers today.

2021-03-25: Weeding in progress… 🌱

2021-03-25: Currently reading: Planting: A New Perspective by Oudolf, Piet 📚

2021-03-22: I’m not usually one to nerd out over drums, but these Sabian AAX cymbals, just bought by a school I …

2021-03-20: The Joys of Dealing with Utility Providers For me, it’s a point of principle that I never let utility providers walk all over me, or take …

2021-03-19: Just hearing that a gig in Europe next month might still go ahead, and I’m over the moon. The …

2021-03-18: Finally got round to finishing downloading all 50 zip files of my Google data, each one 2+gb. Then I …

2021-03-14: My 2011 MacBook Pro still functions fairly smoothly, thanks to a new SSD and upgrading from 4 to …

2021-03-11: 1Password comes out on top in the battle of the trackers, by not having any.

2021-03-10: People seem to think that Harry and Meghan’s decision to do an interview with Oprah is at odds …

2021-03-10: Enjoyed listening to my first episode of Hemispheric Views. Regarding handedness and phones, @Burk, …

2021-03-10: Is anyone using 1Password or similar for a ‘Break-Glass-in-Case-Of-Emergency-Kit’? By …

2021-03-09: Schools are back, meaning my first drive to work from the new house. It may be quite a lot longer …

2021-03-08: Downloading my Google data in the first step towards getting rid of some services. 100GB. This …

2021-03-08: First home COVID test done. Now to wait 30 mins for the result. 2 of these to do a week from now on. …

2021-03-07: Lovely weather outside today, Spring really is here. Great to spend some time this morning in the …

2021-03-05: Is it Bandcamp Friday?

2021-03-04: Does anyone else get this issue with Screen Time on iOS? It seems after visiting a website through …

2021-03-03: Photoblog Challenge Day 31: defiance. Our stage set up for a gig in Rouen that took place on the eve …

2021-03-02: Since when is this a thing?!! Can’t use my .email address for Argos apparently.

2021-03-02: Photoblog Challenge Day 30: privacy.

2021-03-02: A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I set aside a dedicated ‘Emergency Fund’ for the …

2021-03-02: Line of Duty series 1 finished. Wow. Not sure how I missed this before. Got a lot of catching up to …

2021-03-01: Photoblog Challenge Day 29: light. For some of these prompts I’ve struggled to find a photo …

2021-02-28: Photoblog Challenge Day 28: up.

2021-02-27: Photoblog Challenge Day 27: pompasetting.

2021-02-27: Hard to understand the decisions by the ref in that first half, but excellent finishes by Wales for …

2021-02-26: Photoblog Challenge Day 26. My favourite breakfast view - Uchisar Kaya Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey.

2021-02-26: And now local beer to follow up on the local coffee. Came out the bottle a little fizzy, but given a …

2021-02-26: So happy to find Wooden Hill, a local roastery and cafe. Fairtrade, recyclable packaging, wildflower …

2021-02-26: The Grauniad at its finest here…

2021-02-25: Photoblog Challenge Day 25. Not sure what this code means, found on the side of a railway bridge.

2021-02-25: Much better start for England today. Root and Leach in the wickets. I just hope it inspires the …

2021-02-24: Photoblog Challenge Day 24: baby. Mochi was such a cute kitten - we received this photo before we …

2021-02-24: Before last March I hadn’t used Zoom, or the meetings function in Microsoft Teams. Now …

2021-02-24: I’m pretty sure having 4 batsmen at once is cheating… 🏏

2021-02-23: My wife is sharing some beautiful art over on her Instagram. Prints coming soon!

2021-02-23: Photoblog Challenge Day 23. Here’s a banana disguised as a tasty Bananenweizen enjoyed in …

2021-02-22: Photoblog Challenge Day 22: spell.

2021-02-22: I just pulled out a piece of 120gsm paper to print a letter to my solicitor, to show I mean …

2021-02-21: Photoblog Challenge Day 21. Garden centre trip this afternoon. I love the gradient of colours in …

2021-02-20: Photoblog Challenge Day 20: weather. Amazing rainbow here the other day.

2021-02-19: Photoblog Challenge Day 19: alive.

2021-02-18: Photoblog Challenge Day 18: at home. Acting as engineer today for some recording at home.

2021-02-17: Photoblog Challenge Day 17: still.

2021-02-16: Photoblog Challenge Day 16. Not sure this counts as erudite these days, but still proud of myself. …

2021-02-15: Photoblog Challenge Day 15: reflection. I haven’t taken film photos for ages. I need to go through …

2021-02-14: Photoblog Challenge Day 14: Compassion.

2021-02-13: Photoblog Challenge Day 13: make. I’m a day early for Valentine’s, but 1129 days ago I proposed to …

2021-02-12: Photoblog Challenge Day 12: Now that’s what I call Sporg!

2021-02-11: Photoblog Challenge Day 11: Machine. Sadly not my machine, but looking resplendent here in its …

2021-02-10: Challenge Day 9: Energy. I usually wear this Seiko 5 watch every day. It’s automatic, and runs on …

2021-02-09: 🧙‍♂️ Just finished 7-2 in a Kaldheim draft on Arena, my first time hitting 7 wins. Black-Green aggro …

2021-02-09: Photoblog Challenge Day 9: muddy. Although I had to cut a walk short last week because of the …

2021-02-08: Photoblog Challenge Day 8: Hope. Our new house comes with this micro-garden (currently strewn with …

2021-02-07: Photoblog Challenge Day 7: Craving. I’m craving a return to pre-COVID life. I want to be travelling …

2021-02-06: Watching England twice in a day. The 🏏 went well, now let’s see how the 🏉 goes…

2021-02-06: Photoblog Challenge Day 6: Sport. Missing going to watch the mighty Shots ⚽️ There’s nothing quite …

2021-02-05: Day 5: Pets. Here’s our cat Mochi looking shocked that someone walked in on him in the bath…

2021-02-05: 🏏 Great start for England today. Shame Sibley didn’t go on, but a strong platform for the match.

2021-02-05: Don’t forget it’s Bandcamp Friday today - if you’ve been thinking of buying some new …

2021-02-04: Photoblog challenge day 4: layers

2021-02-03: Photo challenge day 3: comfort. The boiler is still out (needs replacing unfortunately), but …

2021-02-02: Delighted the India vs. England test series is going to be on terrestrial TV. Not sure what my wife …

2021-02-02: Today’s theme: morning beverage. Coffee, in a William Morris print mug. I get my beans from Alpaca …

2021-02-01: Photo challenge day 1: close up. This new rug arrived today.

2021-02-01: 🧙‍♂Excited to pick up a few Kaldheim cards for my EDH decks. All the red-black gold cards would be …

2021-02-01: 🧙‍♂Went 2-3 in my first Kaldheim sealed. Had a bit of a Mardu pile after jamming in the rares I …

2021-01-31: On the plus side, I’ve found coffee.

2021-01-31: Moved house on Thursday. Discovered on Friday night that the boiler had broken down. It’s been …

2021-01-24: Just a bit snowy today.

2021-01-23: Work in progress