“Oh I Am a Spaceman” book in progress

Illustrations of an orange astronaut standing on the moon.
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Seven years ago, in May 2014, Reuben (then 5 years old) told me that he wanted to write a song called “Oh I am a spaceman”. Over the next hour we wrote the song and recorded it with a wonderful drum accompaniment from Reuben and uploaded it to Soundcloud.

It is possible that the accompanying children’s book may appear this year.

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I’ve been buying diesel in a panic (but not panic buying)

St Andrews Morrison’s petrol station is usually really quiet at this time of night

So… thanks in a large part to the unprecedented disaster that is Brexit, Britons who until now have been used to panic buying toilet paper and flour have now turned their attention to panic buying fuel.

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What podcasts I’m listening to in 2021

Screenshot of my current Pocketcasts list

This is the current list of podcasts that I’m listening to.

Quite a few in the productivity, agile and work culture category. Cricket and cycling (obviously!). The two Queen podcasts I blogged about recently.

I’m a late listener to Richard Herring’s RHLSTP (pronounced ruh-hul-US-tuh-puh!) which can be fun.

My True North is a recent addition after following Kalle Flodin’s YouTube channel for a few months.

You can download the OPML file at PocketCasts to grab and import the whole list.

Do you have any sausages?

Illustration from Skip Hire UK

Back in 2006, I was living and working in London. I moved in to a flat in Camberwell with my friend Jonny, whom I had met in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Jonny was the organist at a church on Vauxhall Bridge Road and inevitably I tagged along and made that my church too.

One summer’s evening as we were walking back from church, we passed the Camberwell Evangelical Church. There was an evening service on as we could hear singing even if we couldn’t clearly see through the windows.

It seemed clear to us that they were doing some renovations as there was a yellow skip outside on the road, stacked high with debris. The skip was also on fire.

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