Another hectic week with Ethan having two lessons this week and Drew having a lesson, Halloween on the Tuesday, school discos on the Wednesday and a fireworks show on the Saturday.
Ethan had a great lesson with Andy on Thursday afternoon and the conditions were great for it as well. Just a few minor tweaks and Ethan was hitting the ball straighter and longer. Drew continued with his lessons on Sunday and he received a glowing report as well. Drew’s first competition is in a couple of weeks. He’ll love the opportunity to go out and play on the course.
The boys enjoyed Halloween this year but the number of houses in our street that take part has definitely fallen. There was a time when practically the whole street was doing it.
While Halloween might have been a let down bonfire night didn’t disappoint. With the exception of one year, we’ve always went into town to watch the fireworks display for bonfire night. The town is usually bustling with people and there is music and stalls to entertain everyone before the main event. We noticed it was really busy last year, so this year we decided to do it a little different and watched the fireworks from a vantage point over-looking the town.
Aside from the sodden mucky grass we were standing in, we had a great view of the fireworks going off and the boys had a great time as well. Next year we’re going to do the same thing but find a drier spot and bring a better camera to try and capture a few shots of the fireworks.
To round off the week I spent a bit of time getting the theme for this blog working for Micro.blog. I think it’s ready to go but there’s still the process of having the theme being added to the list of existing themes for Micro.blog users. Fingers crossed that Manton can add this in sooner rather than later!
- André Staltz - The Web began dying in 2014 - Is the web a victim of its own success?
- Setting up iOS for Focused Work - Curtis McHale - Great advice on getting more from the devices you carry with you.
- Jagged Thoughts for Jagged Times, 252 - Nicholas Bate 3 x 20-minute segments, are you getting the return you need on these?
- Oak meditation app - Trying to make time in the day for a spot for this.
- Bear is one year old - I think I only started using Bear a few weeks after it first came out. Since then it’s been a great app that I use daily.
- Lego’s Women of NASA - Not one to miss out on unique sets like this, Jennifer has already ordered this.
- Fynd tracker - A good idea, but not having a pet means that my need for such a device is limited.
- Software Designs X-Rays - Another development boom for the reading list.
- How Grammarly Quietly Grew Its Way to 6.9 Million Daily Users in 9 Years - Been using Grammarly for over a week now. Easy to see why it’s achieved so many daily users in this time.
- Grammarly keyboard for iOS - And speaking of Grammarly, this app for the Grammarly keyboard is a great way of being able to use the service on your iOS devices. I’ve been using it for a couple of days now.
- Modern Vim: Craft Your Development Environment with Vim 8 and Neovim by Drew Neil - Every year I say I’ll learn Vim and this year I actually nearly made it to the end of the year before trying.
- Overwatch is getting a mad scientist hero and a Blizzard theme park map - Overwatch continues to be the most played game in the house between us boys and now we’ve got Drew playing it as well. Can’t wait for the new updates to come out.