Hello and welcome to another Sunday Summation - which is basically a slightly fancy way of saying here are a bunch of things I have been doing/enjoying over the past week that may or may not be of interest.
Hope you enjoy!
Speaking at Dot York
On Thursday I gave a talk on good business and making ethical decisions at Dot York, York’s digital conference for curious minds.
Whilst the subject is one that is extremely close to my heart, I did find the whole experience pretty damn nerve racking. I’m not a stranger to speaking in public by any means, but this was one occasion that I really wanted to nail. Especially as the standard of speakers and topics was incredibly high on the day.
What I love most about Dot York is that it isn’t just another tech conference focused on technical tutorials and code. The whole day was focused around four though provoking and sometimes divisive topics - Money, Freedom, Identity and Survival.
The speakers used these as a springboard to discuss how each theme impacts our lives and work and wider world.
2. Dining at Skosh
This is kind of cheating as we actually went to Skosh last Sunday… but you can surely forgive me when the food looks this good!
There was no real occasion fuelling the need for such an indulgent meal, but we felt justified after coming away from the restaurant feeling serene, content and very, very full.
You can read my full review here.
3. Finally getting a Dyson Cordless Vacuum
If you hate cleaning, this is going to be a bit boring, however if you’re like me you might appreciate the glamour of a shiny new piece of cleaning equipment.
I have to admit I am quite anal when it comes to cleaning at home (somehow this doesn't seem to translate into a tidy desk at work, but hey ho). I do that whole Sunday cleaning schedule thing that I remember my parents getting on with back in the day.
After getting extremely frustrated with my £50 and 5 year old vacuum from god knows where, I decided that it was time to splurge out on something new and forgive me… slightly sexy.
After spending a few hours trawling through online reviews and various retailers, I ended up going for the Dyson V7 Cordless Vacuum from good old John Lewis.
I now get through the house in 10 minutes with none of that fussy changing over sockets business, it’s also a damn sight more powerful than the old beast.
Life changing. Well, if you’re as sad as me it feels that way 😉
This is my seventh post in my attempt to write something on this blog everyday in October. Find my previous post from the 6th here.