Posts from 2020

Warnscale Bothy

2020 Retrospective – The Wettest Walk

Of all the walks Jo and I have undertaken, the path to Haystacks in the English Lake District seems to be the most prone to failure. The attempt we made in 2020 was no exception, although a sudden change in the weather led us to an alternative success.

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Meadow at Eggboden (Grindelwald)

2020 Retrospective – Meadows

Ever on the lookout for new views – and new variations on old views – I spent a fair amount of time on days out hunting for picturesque meadows this spring and summer.

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Thousands of second chances

Thousands of second chances

I spent the afternoon working at home in front of the computer, and listened to Kenneth Williams – a well-known actor, comedian and diarist – reading from his autobiography, Just Williams.

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WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

Block Variations for WordPress Gutenberg

WordPress’ block editor “Gutenberg” allows us to register custom block styles for a particular block. But since WordPress 5.4, we can use Block Variations to add other presets with different default settings.

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A stomp in the snow

Note to self. When the cloud is low, the snow is falling gently and the village paths are empty, get out and enjoy it.

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The memory moon

When the full (-ish) moon rises above Interlaken at this time of year, it always reminds me of a photo my Dad took in south Wales many years ago, where the reflection wasn’t on a lake but on the smooth surface of the sea off the coast of Freshwater East.

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Remote working

The beginning of 2019 saw a huge change for me; both having an office close to where I live and gaining the freedom to work wherever I want to be.

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Lightly child, lightly

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck […]

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Those damned Reds

I met with a client yesterday at their modern office in a part of central Bern which is a former hipster area and which is plagued by graffiti artists and substance abusers. Although the building is new and freshly-finished with some attractive brickwork, it’s only a matter of time before it, too, will be sprayed […]

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Letter size comparison by Alexander Andrews @ Unsplash

Font sizing for the web

There are three main options for setting the size of text in the web using CSS. The font size can be set in “pixels”, in “EM”s or in ”REM”s. It can be a little difficult to understand where the differences lie, and which unit of measurement is correct.

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