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2022-05-23: Weeknote 20/22 I don’t think I’ve mentioned it in a weeknote before but I start each week with two regular Monday …

2022-05-22: Here’s how my afternoon is shaping up: dismantling a sofa and trying to follow 10 football matches …

2022-05-19: Invincibility The weekly question in the freelancer community I belong to was: What gives you confidence? My …

2022-05-18: Weeknote 19/22 Late again but I’m happy with my reasons… Last week I attended a 2-day conference …

2022-05-14: Currently reading: I Didn’t Do The Thing Today by Madeleine Dore 📚 You’ll know on the first …

2022-05-13: Today I danced in the sunshine, invented a game in 2 minutes (called Pointless Popping Pirate …

2022-05-13: I’ve always wondered whether this could happen with wordle and the myriad spin offs. Today’s the …

2022-05-12: First day I’ve seen the house martins back playing between the terraces so I’ve downloaded this for …

2022-05-11: Want to get better at logging the films I’m watching and thinking of connecting Letterboxd to …

2022-05-11: Currently reading: A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry 📚 Back to fiction today with one of my …

2022-05-08: Weeknote 18/22 Here’s my first attempt at getting back into the habit of posting my weeknote on a Sunday …

2022-05-06: The more I read of Spring Cannot Be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy, the more I want to spend …

2022-05-05: Weeknote 17/22 How late is too late to post a weeknote? Here’s last week’s… 🚆 I started my working week …

2022-05-02: Found the flaw in my plan to buy no new books this year… my wife is still buying books. Four she’s …

2022-04-30: Sunny morning run before the rest of the world gets up = a good start to a long weekend

2022-04-28: Signed up for my first Good Gym sessions today. In the next few weeks I’ll be going on a group run …

2022-04-26: I do not enjoy getting up early however I am looking forward to an early start for Dawn Chorus Day …

2022-04-25: Weeknote 16/22 I’m a little out of the habit writing these weeknotes having been on holiday and then seemingly …

2022-04-22: New favourite wordle spin-off framed.wtf 🎬🎥🍿

2022-04-18: Running through a field of cows in the middle of the city still feels like a novelty

2022-04-16: For me Bank Holidays are about baking and beer. Bonus points this weekend for baking with beer. …

2022-03-28: Weeknote 12/22 📋 We’re running an open week for our accountability group in the last week of March, so I spent some …

2022-03-27: For a fleeting moment this afternoon the sun reflecting off the crackle glaze on this little pot …

2022-03-22: I have a long-standing desire to “be more creative” and I think I’ve always equated that to doing …

2022-03-21: Weeknote 11/22 ⚡ I spent a good chunk of my working time this week preparing for an event series I’m trialling. The …

2022-03-14: Weeknote 10/22 🏃 Started the week running a sub 35-minute 5k. This is an achievement on two fronts 1) I’ve not run …

2022-03-08: Finished reading: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead 📚 Enjoyed this adventure yarn and getting to know …

2022-03-07: In my accountability group this morning I appreciated being asked what I am looking forward to this …

2022-03-07: Weeknote 09/22 🤹 This week I’ve been working on four main projects and felt like I took significant steps forward …

2022-02-28: Weeknote 08/22 Rounding off the month with what was for me a really good week both personally and professionally. …

2022-02-22: Super excited - just bought tickets to see my first Red Roses match live. Taking my Dad back to …

2022-02-22: Weeknote 07/22 Let’s try this again. I drafted most of my weeknote yesterday but committed the cardinal error of …

2022-02-17: Just updated my /now page ekcragg.co.uk/now/

2022-02-15: Finished reading: Do Pause by Robert Poynton 📚 This book has prompted so many questions for me to …

2022-02-13: Weeknote 06/22 Home — I’ve been home alone the majority of this week. I survived pretty well without …

2022-02-12: Watching rugby with my wife. “I like their bonnets” she says 🤣

2022-02-11: One of my favourite things to do is a solo trip to the cinema. It felt good to be back there …

2022-02-09: Spotted my first snowdrops in the park today and was pleased to see the friendly bullfinches are …

2022-02-07: Weeknote 05/22 Let’s get right to it… Home – Cleaned the flat on Monday evening and what a difference …

2022-02-04: Finished reading: Saltwater: Winner of the Portico Prize by Jessica Andrews 📚 An absolutely …

2022-02-01: Pure luck. Anyone ever got it on the first guess? Wordle 227 2/6 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

2022-01-30: Weeknote 04/22 Every weekend when I catch up with my parents they ask how the week has been. Mostly I can’t …

2022-01-30: More storm damage in the local parks. Grateful to have been able to stay indoors yesterday after …

2022-01-24: Weeknote 03/22 Well here I am back for another overdue weeknote. Maybe I just need to accept that Monday is my …

2022-01-17: Weekend craft project

2022-01-16: Weeknote 02/22 Here we are again. I’m happy to report I’m on schedule for writing my second weeknote of …

2022-01-11: Oh what a beautiful day

2022-01-10: Weeknote 01/22 Among many other things, one of the habits I want to build this year is writing up my weekly review …

2022-01-06: Looking forward I’ve been reading lots of blog and social media posts over the past week with people sharing their …

2022-01-03: My favourite everyday loaf is Dan Lepard’s sour cream sandwich bread. Here’s my first bake of the …

2022-01-03: The quality of the search function in the tool I use to track my reading is the deal breaker for me. …

2021-12-25: Finished reading: Gratitude by Oliver Sacks 📚 A short read for Christmas Day courtesy of 🎅🏻

2021-12-25: Today I am grateful for being able to spend Christmas with my parents. And I am looking forward to …

2021-11-28: Currently reading: The Books of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin 📚 Reached the halfway point today by …

2021-11-27: Just been to check storm damage in my local park. Thankfully it’s come off lightly with just a …

2021-11-25: Today I am grateful for central heating. And I am looking forward to an evening of creative fun.

2021-11-24: Spent my morning talking about WiFi boosters and mesh networks. Who do I send my expenses form to so …

2021-11-23: Turns out pomodoro breaks come at the perfect interval for regularly checking on the Christmas pud …

2021-11-22: Saw my first job advert today that requires candidates to be “fully vaccinated against …

2021-11-21: I’m really going to miss the Sunday afternoon double bill of WSL and Red Roses matches on TV after …

2021-11-20: Today I am grateful for my team for voting me player of the match… it softens the loss slightly. And …

2021-11-18: Finished reading: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Take Control and Master the …

2021-11-17: Which tube station makes you feel most like you’re stepping into Fritz Lang’s Metropolis?

2021-11-16: Story from a London street today… Random man: Where’s your coat and hat? Me: I’m from the North. I …

2021-11-14: Today I am grateful for the ability to travel again. And I am looking forward to exploring a …

2021-11-11: Today I am grateful for the park on my doorstep. And I am looking forward to some time off next …

2021-11-08: Today I am grateful for the weekly intention setting session with my accountability group. And I am …

2021-11-06: Today I am grateful for a clear sky and a good view of Jupiter. And I am looking forward to …

2021-11-04: Today I am grateful for laughter therapy from Taskmaster. And I am looking forward to virtual coffee …

2021-11-04: A question always leaves room for you From Hannah Gadsby’s University of Tasmania Gradutation …

2021-11-03: Today I am grateful that the rain has eased before I have to go to hockey training. And I am looking …

2021-11-02: Today I am grateful for flexibility in my work day. And I am looking forward to an upcoming …

2021-11-02: The moon really didn’t disappoint

2021-11-01: Today I am grateful for the start of a new project. And I am looking forward to seeing The Museum of …

2021-10-27: Hello world. Testing custom domain.