Year: 2020

Biking along the lake

I bought a bike because it’s fun, it will improve my fitness rapidly – thereby helping me to get ready for hiking season – and because it means that I don’t have to rely on public transport or on my car for my daily trip to work and back. It also allows me to enjoy the local scenery more; getting me further more quickly than on foot.

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A worry stone

Let a website be a worry stone

Ethan Marcotte and Jeremy Keith shared some thoughts recently about how a side-project or personal website can be a way to either distract yourself from other worries, or to center yourself in a time of unusual stress.

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Ranz des vaches/lyôba

Ranz des vaches/lyôba

Jo reminded me earlier of the Ranz des Vaches (or Lyôba), a classical Swiss alpine song which has stirred the hearts of many Swiss for years. It’s said that the song made those Swiss living abroad so homesick, that singing and playing it was banned amongst Swiss mercenaries in the eighteenth century, so as not to cause desertion.

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Temptation for idiots

The news over the past couple of days has proven that there is an insane number of people taking to the countryside in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Here in the Swiss Alps, all of the cable cars and mountain stations are closed, and even the essential trains are running on a reduced service. […]

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On two wheels

After many years, I’m back in the saddle with my own e-bike. And I’m loving it.

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A score out of five

Because I take so many photos, and because I like sharing photos online, I have to be critical of my results and only share the best. Mainly, so that people don’t get bored of seeing so much of my stuff.

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Customising your own WordPress oEmbeds

WordPress allows you to embed content from other websites like YouTube, Facebook and the like. But did you know that you can embed WordPress posts too? Not just from other websites, but also from your own site… into your own site!

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A Day at the Schilthorn

A Day at the Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a fascinating location where the James Bond Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed and remains a huge tourist attraction with a revolving 360 degree restaurant. Schilthorn Piz-gloria is one of my favorite places to ski because you’re always above the clouds and the skiing is so beautiful. Words cannot describe the […]

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2019 in review: up in the air

2019 was my second year with a drone, and I continued to experiment with the possibilities and travel to places with the specific aim of photographing them from the air.

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Saint Tarcisius School, Camberley

Six years before this photo was taken, and after moving up the road from St. Gregory’s junior school in Yorktown, I learned to swim (properly) in the icy outdoor pool in front of the middle building, played with toy cars in the sand and roots of the reddish tree in the middle of the picture, […]

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