An 18 month update

PostedonNovember 10, 2016 in My Life.

It’s been 18 months since I wrote my last blog post. A year and a half, for an android that’s nearly an eternity!

I’ve not blogged mostly because I’m busy, but also because it’s easy to get out of the habit. I’ve not had any problem coming up with an ideas for blog posts, but finding the time to write them is another story (no pun intended, though notice I left it in :D). As of writing this I have twenty drafts waiting for some love.

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I am Groot

PostedonAugust 31, 2014 in My Life, Our Animals.

A photo of Groot at about 8 weeks old.

Meet Groot, our new little kitten. When we went on holiday we expected to bring home a few souvenirs, but I'm not sure a cat was one of them.

The day before leaving Sussex to drive back to Scotland we were told by a family member of some new born kittens that needed a home. In what was a very impulsive decision we agreed we should get one, and after seeing a tiny ginger ball of fluff that seemed to be channeling Shrek's Puss in Boots, we were committed.


Groot has proven to be a bundle of cuteness, and now has his own Twitter account. Follow @GrootTheCat for a constant stream of kitten goodness.

We are Tide

PostedonFebruary 03, 2014 in My Life, Tide, The Web.

The Tide Rises banner from Tide Studio's first public site

Last Thursday, just before lunchtime, we made public something we'd been working on for a few months – we launched Tide.

When Deer Digital almost closed in September, we made it clear to our investor, that we wanted to try to salvage something from the company we loved. Five of us (Becky, Billy, Jo, Kevin, and I) got together with the mindset of evolving the company based on the values and ideas we all shared.

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Up, up and away.

PostedonOctober 15, 2013 in My Life.

A beautiful shadow of the hot air balloon over the fields in the distance.

Today we floated at 3200ft in a wicker basket!

At 11am we called the Virgin Hot Air Balloon line to find out if the flight we'd booked was going ahead. Much to our surprise it was; we were actually going to fly in a Hot Air Balloon!

After a mad dash for the next bus failed, we called for a taxi. An expensive and very long drive later we were in Perth, standing in a large green park, waiting for a car to arrive carrying what can only be described as the biggest picnic basket I've ever seen.

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Practice hike for our Queen's Scout expedition

PostedonFebruary 22, 2013 in My Life, Scouts, Outdoors.

Gordon Network with our flag during the practice hike

On Friday night at about 6pm we set off from Loch Muick car park to begin our two day practice hike for our DofE and Queen's Scout expedition.

As we crossed the first bridge near the visitor centre, we noticed a fair amount of ice build up along the river; we knew it was going to be cold weekend.

After dividing up the kit, we hiked to the bothy beside the loch, and pitched our tents before losing too much light.

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