Week notes

Week notes 2020-16

Above, David Lynch takes a break from reporting on the weather to explain his Incredible Checking Stick. And he’s right, wood is such a blessing for humanity. The last line of this video will keep me smiling for weeks. I don’t post a lot of work-related ‘strategy’ stuff here in my Week Notes, but this […]

Week notes 2020-15

It’s been a while since updated my WeekNotes. A whole month in fact. I think that’s because I was focused on getting my lockdown head straight and then just fell out the habit a little bit. I think I went through a small dip in lockdown mood, with a few work things getting me down […]

Week notes 2020-14

Above, my favourite lockdown tweet so far. Hell, it might even my favourite tweet ever! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted an update here. Not sure why that is really. I think it might have something to do with the nice weather, and the garden… and maybe also something to do […]

Week notes 2020-13

I’m on the sofa, my Google Pixelbook on my lap, about to write this post, and Buster lies down on the rug at my feet and just lays his head on my right foot. It’s warm, it’s furry and it is, at this very moment, perfect. I can be locked down with this guy (and […]

Week notes 2020-12

That’s David Hockney and his dog, Ruby, sat in his garden in Normandy where he’s been painting the blossom in his back garden and dispensing wisdom like this: “We have lost touch with nature rather foolishly as we are a part of it, not outside it. This will in time be over and then what? […]

Week notes 2020-11

Above, Kermit doing Talking Heads, for no other reason than it’s fantastic and joyful and daft. I wrote a blog post last week. Honestly I did. Then I closed my browser without saving the draft, and lost all but the next two bullet points. Oh well. There are other things to worry about right now. […]

Week notes 2020-10

This week marks three years since my wife went into hospital with an abcess on her brain, and two years since I decided to start seeing a therapist (these two events are not unrelated). In a few weeks I’ll stop seeing a therapist. I can honestly say it’s been one of the most positive and […]

Week notes 2020-09

The classic 90s Canadian sketch show The Kids in the Hall is coming back! This is exciting new for me becasue, when it first aired in the UK, I would sit in the dining room of my childhood home, watching the show on a tiny ‘portable’ TV that sat on my parent’s dresser (while they […]

Week notes 2020-08

Above, David Byrne (67!) performing “Once in a Lifetime” on SNL. It’s going to take a lot to convince me that there is a more inspiring person in the world than David Byrne right now. Week notes are late this week because Nina is still away, I am being a single dad to Buster, and […]

Week notes 2020-07

Above, LIFT, a film by Marc Isaacs, “who set himself up in a London elevator and slowly wins the trust of the residents, creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.” I adore films like this. Nina has left for the States with work. She’s gone for nearly two weeks, so it’s just […]