A while

There are those friends you don't see for a while. You're all busy; it's fine. You talk occasionally, and it's all good. But when you get to hang out it's like you see each other all the time and nothing's changed since you first met. Those friends are so, so good to see.

We wrapped up and went for a walk as the sun was setting, and it was very good.

This tree

I've seen this tree at least a thousand times, but today it looks different. Light hit it just right, and it caught my eye.

I think the new iPad Pro might be my favourite computer ever. Previous holders of this accolade have been the MacBook Air, iPhone 3G, iPhone X, and the 2017 MacBook Pro.

The iPad has always been my Best Computer For People Who Don't Do Computers, but the 2018 iPad Pro is just my favourite. Beautiful screen, new Apple Pencil is amazing and doesn't have that stupid dorky charging, new keyboard is nice and clicky and has two viewing angles, and the OS is great, and always improving, and it has USB type-C.

If you're a USB type-C convert like I am, then you will know that anything that lacks USB type-C is a completely pointless waste of your time.

A good feeling

I'd wager that one unexpected message from someone who means a lot to you is worth more than all the cold, anonymous social media interaction the internet could fling your way.

My leg hurts. I fell on the ice and I think I've hurt my ankle, but I've been ignoring that and trying to carry on as normal, which I shouldn't have done.

Today we walked to the marina because I wanted to close my activity rings in the easiest way possible, and the sea was super rough. I also wanted to get some photos of the waves crashing from a different perspective. I like the way it looks, actually, but flying in those winds was pretty nervewracking thankyouverymuch.

My leg hurts.

The last week or so I guess

I haven't been carrying a camera as much as I usually do, but my phone's camera is actually pretty decent. Even in less-than-ideal light. This sunset, however, was taken on a real camera.

I got a bit sad about how old my boy is getting. He still seems like a puppy in a lot of ways but he's definitely slowing down and running out of stamina.

Saw this cormorant drying itself.

Walked to work to try and clear my head. Didn't really work.

Did a magic trick with this leaf.

Tabitha decorated a pumpkin (Charlotte carved it - we're not evil)

I went to see The Proclaimers with my mum. I had heard exactly one of their songs before (yes, that one) and it's not really my sort of thing but I ended up having a pretty great time.

Ice skating is back! We got a season ticket because I love to skate and the last few times we've been I've been 100% supervising Tabitha and not really been able to participate properly, but I went on my lunch break and it was super quiet and I had a lot of fun. Going to try and go most days.

Caught bits of the veterans' rally. I love seeing these old cars on the road even though I know they're probably terrible for the environment. They smell so bad; I can't imagine what it would have been like walking the streets when it smelled like this everywhere. Was probably the least of people's worries, I suppose.

Got some more pins. I'm always getting more pins.

And damn it I'm playing Desert Golfing again for some reason. I lovehate this game so much.