The wisdom of @patrickrhone spreads.

“Hello, I’ve got a burning desire to go somewhere online where groups of people will complete to tell me how I should think and behave, while judging me for every little transgression.”

“Have I got great news for you! Have you ever heard of a little app called…


Matt Buck compiled some great links and videos to mark the passing of satirist John Bird.

Home from midnight Mass: 12.30am

Girls up: 6.30am


Midnight Mass, Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach.

The altar at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Crib service in 15 minutes…

My daughters will be playing the roles of “Magus” and “innkeeper”.

Newsletter delivery via RSS has a name.

It’s called blogging.

This is literally what we were doing in 2005.

Yes. Yes, I do.

Started reading: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell 📚

Presented without comment.

Tower Bridge by night.

Tower Bridge in London on a rainy night.

London very on brand this morning.

Started reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 📚

Off to London for work. The last commute of the year!

The inside of a Thameslink train carriage.

It’s “update all the Apple things” evening!

iOS/iPadOS 16.2 and macOS 13.1 are out, along with accompanying HomePod and AppleTV updates.

Blimey. Musk has disbanded Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.

He’s not even pretending to listen to others now.

Euan Semple on the importance of doing fuck all:

“We feel driven to achieve more, to influence more, to build more, to buy more. And all of this busyness, all of this doing, is overheating us as individuals, society and even the planet.”

Potential album cover.

Two girls and some hay bales.

Ice Ice Baby

This is a nice one:

A santa on a SUP approaches santas in a boat.

A quick video of the Shoreham-by-Sea Santa SUP this morning:

More SUPping Santas!

A Santa on a SUP on the Adur A stand-up paddleboarder in a Santa dress Santa SUPS

Oh, that is dangerously tempting.

A sign iffering a shot of whisky in your drink for £3.

What’s SUP, Santa?

Many santas on paddle boards.

Bottomed out at -2.5°C last night. Pretty cold for these parts.