Sleepless nights

As I write this, it’s been about 37 hours since I last slept.

For almost as long as I can remember I’ve had trouble getting to sleep; staying asleep has never been an issue though.

Every couple of months or so, there will be a night that’s worse than usual. For the love of all that is holy, I will not be able sleep. I can typically trace the restlessness: I’m excited about progress made on a project; I’m looking forward to digging my teeth into a new project the following day; I’ve hit a problem I haven’t found a good solution for; my mind’s revisiting the past; or, as is currently the case, my brain in making the most of the quiet dark room to unearth those little what-ifs? and poke them with a stick.

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Mummy’s Boy


On Monday afternoon—in his favourite spot in the world; by the fire in the sitting room—we said goodbye to our friend, companion, source of laughter and shoulder to cry on of the past 12 years: Winko.

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Greener Grass

Last Friday marked the end of week one working for myself.

I thoroughly enjoyed my three-and-a-bit years at Realmac Software but in my last few months I knew that the time had come and I would soon be moving on. But where to?

Whilst a number of companies are doing interesting things at the moment, I knew in my heart of hearts that if I could do anything, I’d go independent.

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