Tabitha visited my Animal Crossing island today, and she took the bottle recipe from my beach. Didn't ask; just took it. Who is raising this kid?! Unbelievable.


A new backdrop

A new backdrop

I always have a problem taking photos of food in our house. We don't have any clean backdrops. Or at least I thought we didn't, but I was wrong.


Richmond's vegetarian sausages are the best vegetarian sausages I've had in my life. There are some leftovers in the fridge and I'm just lying in bed thinking about how good my breakfast is going to be.


I love GraphQL

I love GraphQL

I've been using GraphQL with Craft since I redeveloped this site, which is quite a while now. But running someone else's GraphQL API is like training wheels.


More scones!

More scones!

Charlotte requested scones again, but cheese scones this time. I went off piste and used pizza seasoning with tomato puree on top and they were so good


You watched Guy Pearce talking about his most iconic roles I had no idea you liked actors talking about their iconic roles here let me flood your recommendations with actors you either dislike or have never heard of talking about their iconic roles!

—YouTube, demonstrating a problem with algorithmic recommendations.


Scone!

Scone!

I haven't done any baking in a shameful amount of time. I am dreadful at parallel tasks, and obviously baking is all parallel tasks.


Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat

Me: If I can get an RX-7 in this game I'm going to leave it completely stock.

Also me:


"It's hard to find the words to express my debt"

Tories are great at creating NHS-related debt. Cut to a year after Coronavirus is under control and then we'll see if they're so earnest and committed to supporting the NHS


Sunday

Sunday

The ferns at the office don't do well in this heat, so I combined my morning cycle with a plant-watering expedition


I hate going out

I hate going out

We got ants in the house and it was going to take a week for Amazon to deliver Nippon. Fortunately, our local hardware place stocks it.


Slowing down

Slowing down

When you pay off your home loan, as in life, you get the chance to enjoy a new pace of living, but the lack of structure can be demotivating.


A sure thing

A sure thing

Sometimes a studio or publisher will luck into a game so perfect that they have to systematically destroy it in order to prove just how brilliant it is.


Nothing moves me to the edge of I'm definitely going to go out and say something quite like my obviously-Tory-voting neighbours standing outside together in a pandemic, clapping and ringing hand-bells for the NHS. How about vote for it instead, dill-weeds.


Wednesday

Wednesday

I've been in a dreadful mood all day. Everything has irritated me in some way. I hate days like this.


Isolation: The Mug Challenge

Isolation: The Mug Challenge

I picked up playing badminton again early last year, and I've been massively enjoying it


Seed casing timelapse

Seed casing timelapse

Charlotte's growing some seeds in our bedroom window, and one of her courgettes got a seed casing stuck on its leaves. I was hoping it would make a cool timelapse and I was not disappointed.


Fixing things you don't understand

Fixing things you don't understand

I don't really get how any of this works. So far I've just been doing things and they've been working OK most of the time


I've been reading Aquila to Tabitha as a bedtime story the last week or so. I loved the TV show as a kid; had no idea it was a book. I've enjoyed it a lot, and now I need to find DVDs of Aquila, The Queen's Nose, Bernard's Watch, and Woof. There were so many great shows when I was a kid.


Wordsearches and garden birbs

Wordsearches and garden birbs

A pleasant Sunday.