Back in March I went to The Art of the Brick DC Super Heroes Exhibition in London. This is the largest collection of super hero lego artwork, using nearly 2,000,000 bricks, and covering all the favourites – from Superman to Harley Quinn.
All the work of artist Nathan Sawaya, each piece had a little info plaque stating how many bricks were used to create it, and it became quite the game to try and guess the correct amount before looking each time. Continue reading “The Art of the Brick DC Super Heroes Exhibition, London”
Having bought this book ahead of a planned trip to Copenhagen, I was excited to see just what was so different about Danish life that makes the Danes the happiest nation in the world. Continue reading “Reading List // The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russell”
Working on a new project and the client wanted to show a different number of posts displayed on the first page of posts, than on the rest. In order to enable promoted cards to be given more prominence on the first page. Continue reading “Developer // WordPress Query For Showing Different Number of Posts on Different Pages”
Last weekend I decided to go for an early Sunday morning walk round Wroxton Abbey, something i’d been wanting to do for a while.
Luckily it was a lovely bright sunny morning, perfect for getting some great shots – picked out a few of my favourites below, the rest can be found on Flickr.
Continue reading “Photography // Wroxton Abbey Grounds”
This book totally passed me by! I never used to be much of a reader, especially of fiction books, so I missed all the hype that lead to The Alchemist becoming one of the world’s most read books, selling over 150 million copies.
Having seen a lot of people’s “it changed my life” statements about it, followed by many a “don’t know what the hype is about” comments, I figured I needed to find out for myself.
Continue reading “Reading List // The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho”
Earlier this week I went swimming for the first time in many, many months. And coming to the end of only my 6th length I was mentally despairing at the effort it was taking.
My arms and legs were lead, and although I wasn’t moving that slowly, to me it felt like a snails pace.
In my head I was thinking back to a year ago, when I would happily push out 50, 60, even 70 lengths, sometimes after a spin class or a gym session. A year ago, when I had just completed the half marathon and 26 obstacles of Tough Mudder.
I felt deflated. Continue reading “6 Months On”
With Barack Obama ending his 8 year term as President of the United States, and all the media that came with it, I realised that I didn’t know much about the man before the White House.
Knowing that he’d had a few books published, many years before his election campaign, I decided to add these to my reading list to learn about his upbringing and what led him to go into politics.
Continue reading “Reading List // Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama”
Even people who don’t follow cricket know who Kevin Pietersen is. Bursting into the spotlight during England’s glorious 2005 Ashes win, KP, the South African with the three lions inked on his arm.
Coming soon after his acrimonious exit from the ECB setup, though it covers all aspects of his career, it’s his time with England that this book focuses on. Continue reading “Reading List // KP: The Autobiography”
Richard Branson is one of these people you think you know a lot about, but after listening to the audio of his book ‘Losing My Virginity’, I realised I actually knew very little.
I found this book fascinating. Continue reading “Reading List // Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson”
Watching Bruce Springsteen perform you wouldn’t imagine that he was someone full of insecurities, anxiety and suffering from depression. But reading ‘Born To Run’, his story from New Jersey schoolboy to international rock star, it’s this that is a constant thread on his journey.
The other, his love of rock n roll.
Continue reading “Reading List // Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen”