Surface Pro 2

As any of my (at time of writing, zero) Twitter followers will know, I was recently in the market for a new laptop.  I like to have one that is small, portable and with a decent battery life that I can use on the go, since I spend a fair amount of my time on trains going to/from work and/or Sydney. Continue reading “Surface Pro 2”


What to do when there’s nothing to do

“Time to lean, time to clean” A saying that was often passed around when I worked in hospitality. Often, between courses, there would be a lot of time waiting while guests ate. I learned very quickly in that job that there was no time doing nothing, there was always something you could be doing, and the best employees were the ones that saw what needed to be done, and did them without being asked. Continue reading “What to do when there’s nothing to do”

Draft and Blind

league salt.jpgI’m not a big fan of PvP games.  The atmosphere is often toxic, with people jumping down your throat for the smallest thing.  As a rule I try to avoid PvP games at all cost.

The exception to this is League of Legends.  


And even with that it took me a very long time to play with a team full of complete strangers. ‘What if they’re all way better than me’ ‘what if they get mad at me’ In my head, I sounded like a child on their first day of school.  I stuck to myself, grinding bot matches until I somehow reached level 27 on my EUW account and then, I stopped playing.  My friends had grown tired of my only wanting to play bots and had moved on. Continue reading “Draft and Blind”

Reflections on Australia

In 2012/2013 almost 40,000 working holiday visas were issued to UK citizens bound for Australia.  In 2016 I was one of them.  Arriving, bleary eyed and slightly cranky into the pleasant breeze of 6 am Sydney after almost 23 hours in transit from Glasgow.  If You had told me just three months beforehand that I would be in that situation, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

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