Journal

Below are a collection of journals including; essays, interviews and documentations of musings.

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Thundercr⚡️t IV

At THUNDERCR⚡️T IV I would be racing, no matter how briefly.

Two years ago I marshalled at THUNDERCR⚡️T and wrote a whole journal about how I wanted to race it. Last year it didn’t line up; another year would go by that I wouldn’t have to measure myself against my ambitions. But it was time to step up.

Going [back to] Native

Slowly but surely, Apple is reclaiming real estate on my home screen.

Often Apple fans & followers are mocked for their lack of originality – but as soon as the screen comes to life, the personality of the user takes over …

Inside

I’m confident that anyone will take something away from their experience with ‘Inside.’

Even though I managed to play through ‘Inside’ in only a couple of days, each and every moment of that play through felt incredibly crafted. I will be playing through again and I can not wait to see what Playdead is working on next …

A revolution was brewing...

Rapha & Nike change cycling & running?

Utilised by brands such as Rapha & Nike to build a following that has swelled into a movement for the sports and their champion brands …

Up Up Up!

Thundercr⚡️t II

Over the last year, or maybe more, I have been flirting with the idea of racing bikes. If you know me at all you'll know that I enjoy bicycles but if you know me better than most you'd also know of my competitive streak …

Sometimes it's nice to feel uncomfortable

WWIIMM | Nº1

I have high ambitions for my personal adventures; I want to explore the wilderness of Scotland by bike, sail across one of the oceans or travel around Europe in a van as a few examples …

A blank canvas or paint by numbers?

Are digital product designers over protecting users?

Creating interfaces that rely on overloading users with tooltips that hold their hands throughout the experience, is not only evidence of bad practice, but it is teaching our users that this is an acceptable and expected experience …

In the end love pays well

David Hieatt

A lot of people I know just spend their time doing something that they are interested in, and ended up making a lot of money from it. But it wasn't their goal. It was jsut a by-product of doing what they love …

I'd love to be able to grow a proper beard...

Gavin Strange

I'm very fortunate to have the job I have! I got here through a combination of hard work and a whole lot of luck …

No Pain, No Gain

Kingswear – Slapton

An idea that gestated when Dad took the plunge and bought himself a new bike …

Riding out in this weather would be bananas

Langdale – Coniston

This adventure started, for me, in London on a Thursday night by riding to Waterloo through late night traffic in the heart of the city …

With my target acquired I descended

Whitwell – Whitwell

I had sailed the waters surrounding the island in my youth as part of nautical family holidays on the South Coast of England. My most recent visit was the first time I had set foot ashore to visit family friends on the island …

Oscar appeared nervous

London – Cambridge

Bosom Will and I schemed that we would surprise Oscar with this adventure upon his arrival to London. All that was shared is the requirement that he brings his bicycle, nothing more …

Bright lights pierce the horizon

London – Dulwich

They weave their way down the dark lanes towards us, outlining the sweeping contours of the suffolk countryside …