3 Jan 2022

New Year’s Praxis

New Year’s Praxis

I don’t find that new year’s resolutions work for me. Over the last decade I’ve developed a slightly different habit. Over the first few weeks after Christmas I try to do a few things that I want to encourage myself to do more of in the coming year.  It’s as simple as that. If I […]

26 Dec 2021

Favourite Photo of the Month 2021

Favourite Photo of the Month 2021

Unsurprisingly, I haven’t travelled far in 2021, sticking as close to home as possible for most of the year. I’ve also found that sticking to routines has helped with my mental health, which has restricted my wanderings even more, despite my One Mile Matt project. Even though you’ll detect some similarities in the images and […]

6 Mar 2021

One Mile Matt Progress

One Mile Matt Progress

So, a while back I had a vague idea to get some more exercise, take a few more photos, and do some coding: my One Mile Matt project. My aim was to walk every street within a mile of my house. When I made that last post, I’d done a few walks, taken a few photos, […]

31 Dec 2020

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2020

Favourite Photo of the Month, 2020

January I’d got out of the habit of riding the ferries, so I treated myself on my birthday in January. February Another month, another ferry ride. I normally wouldn’t have two similar photos so close together in my favourites, but even back before Covid-19 came along I wasn’t taking many photos. I’d just got a […]

31 Oct 2020

One-Mile Matt

One-Mile Matt

I heard about “burbing” the other day and it got me thinking — I’d already been wondering if I’d explored all my local walking options for lockdown exercise as I was getting a bit bored with my normal routes. I’ve lived here in Hotwells for more than twenty years now, so it’s hardly surprising I’m fairly familiar […]