19 Dec 2019

Reading Challenge 2019

Reading Challenge 2019

In 2018, I realised I’d somehow got out of the habit of reading. It felt odd, given that “reader” has been part of my identity since I was a child, leafing through Beatrix Potter and Enid Blyton. I decided to commit to reading more in 2019. I set myself a target (using the Goodreads Reading […]

19 Nov 2019

A New Door in Pictures

A New Door in Pictures

It’s not all about technology chez Matt. Sometimes the challenges I face are only as simple as some bits of wood. Specifically, these bits of rotten, twenty-year-old wood that constitute our decrepit bin cupboard door out front. I walk past this every day, and, as is often the case with familiarity, its complete disintegration had somehow […]

2 Jun 2019

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Well, look at me, all modern and on-trend. I’ve finally upgraded my websites to https. Including this blog, so if you’re reading this through RSS I guess things are still working on that front, too. It’s one of those jobs I put off and put off, until one day I just spontaneously found the energy […]

31 Dec 2018

Favourite Photo of the Month 2018

Favourite Photo of the Month 2018

What do you mean, am I posting this just so I can say I blogged in 2018? Yeah, okay, it’s a fair cop. And my end-of-year fave photo roundup is something of a tradition… January The stringlights at the Underfall Yard café caught my eye during a wander. February An everyday sight in Bristol, but […]

23 Oct 2016

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Back in June 2011, I posted the first picture to my Cafe Signs blog. Back then the blog was called Cafe Typography. I was just starting to learn a bit about the web and type design, and the writing on cafe signs had started to interest me. It turned out to be one of those hobbies that stuck. The blog […]