Another piece from my SO - Cliff Buildings -…

Finished reading: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes ๐Ÿ“š

Iโ€™ve been having fun bringing back to life some of my Dadโ€™s old watches. Love this one. Looks kinda Steam Punkish. Over 40 years old I think (1980โ€™s?) and still works a treat. And enjoying being without a โ€œSmartโ€ watch.

Iโ€™m going analogue for a while. Not sure I need the distraction of a smartwatch. I donโ€™t really do anything with the health metrics and the notifications etc are more a hindrance than anything.

Finished reading: The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut ๐Ÿ“š

Finally got to use my birthday present from last year. A flight, not the microlight ๐Ÿ˜Š What an incredible experience. Iโ€™ve flown some GAโ€™s and gliders but this felt the most โ€œauthenticโ€ somehow to me. Will definitely be going again.

More people need to be aware of this -…

Finished reading: When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamรญn Labatut ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Windswept and Interesting by Billy Connolly ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Eff This! Meditation by Ms. Liza Kindred ๐Ÿ“š

What a wonderful idea - wish we had a dark 2 weeks here -…

Finished reading: Love Letter to the Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Year of Less by Cait Flanders ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert ๐Ÿ“š

Orion Nebula with my new EAA rig. Unprocessed so excuse the lack of crop.

Another nice thing on the Kobo is how easy it is to extract quotes etc from it. I never felt it right that a โ€œquotesโ€ app should be subscription based - feels more like it should be a one-off - so Iโ€™m writing my own instead and itโ€™s very easy with the Kobo database structure.

Glad I made the switch from Kindle to Kobo. Iโ€™m definitely getting through more books now and the Pocket integration is superb. Also, itโ€™s one more step away from the Amazon Lifestyle (still a long way to go there, but itโ€™s a start).

Finished reading: Joyful Wisdom by Rinpoche Yongey Mingyur ๐Ÿ“š 10/10

I’d like to share some of my SO’s lovely artwork - starting with “Closer”. You can find more at - she’s a little shy about self-promoting and I think more people should know about her work.

Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly ๐Ÿ“š Just finished this one. Quite disappointed. Not enough Bosch.