Posts about Life

The anxiety rollercoaster

I’ve been suffering from anxiety issues for the last year or so. A couple of people have said to me that the topic isn’t discussed as much as it could be, so I thought I’d write about my experiences in the hope that they might help others in a similar situation.

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When Your Body Says No

“It’s not age that makes you an adult, I see now, or even most of the experiences that age brings. What finally does it is the things you lose along the way. A parent dies; you don’t get the girl. And you are wrecked. And you are less for these losses. What makes you an […]

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The Day Job

It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would, one day, have to start applying my experience to The Day Job instead of just my hours. Instead of just being the go-to-guy for programming, I’d have to take over a more responsible role and help other people to learn the craft and expertise of web development. […]

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A eulogy for my Dad

As I get older, I realize more and more just how long a life actually is. How full of memories and moments one’s life is. It’s so difficult to pack in almost 79 years of a life into the few minutes I have here. It’s already been over four weeks since Dad died, yet it […]

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Basse Ville

I regain a holiday feeling by sitting in an old town square, eating pizza, whilst locals perch on a wall, smoking cigarettes before a little bus arrives and rattles them away. Swifts and martins race through the narrow lanes, far above us, to catch their own dinner. The sun slowly retreats up the old stone buildings surrounding […]

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Not a resolution

We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.

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Happy birthday, Permanent Tourist!

I wrote and posted my first blog post in this version of my website ten years ago today. To celebrate, I’m reviving the “Photos” section of the site, which will contain my best and my favourite photos.

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The Audi oil consumption odyssey

My Audi A4 suffers from a known problem with oil consumption, so I’ve had a stressful few weeks coming to an agreement with Audi Switzerland and the local dealership.

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H is for Hiking

The long, long progression from being a teenager with a stitch to being a forty-something with a passion for walking.

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Augen zu und durch

It’s no shock to realize that I’ve been commuting to Bern by car for nearly six years. But what is a shock is that the period of changing from train travel to car travel coincides with the main rise of the smartphone. When I was commuting to Bern between 2008 and the end of 2010, […]

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Review of 2015

Another year has flown by, and the approaching festivities remind me that it’s time to look back through my photo archive and be astounded once more by all the happy memories of the past twelve months.

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G is for Golf

Before photography and the internet, golf was the major hobby in my life for many years, in all its forms.

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Review of 2014

A blessed year of travel, fun, new and re-discovered sights, and plenty of sore legs.

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