Bits and Bytes

Thoughts on digital, running rambles and photos



The Shard

A quick snapshot of the Shard towering over London while waiting for the 521 bus. Post editing done entirely on Snapseed.

Source: Flickr

9 miles on a sunny Sunday morning

7°C and sunny, with a few scattered clouds. 9 miles, 1h20m11s, 8m54s/mile – via Strava

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A chilly week in Philly

An ongoing gallery of photos from my week in Philly with Georgie and Momo.

An absolutely freezing night at the Emirates to watch the FA Cup third round replay between Arsenal and Swansea. Even though the stadium was only 3/4 full, the atmosphere was excellent. The fans were cheering on the Gunners, pushing them, willing them forward. When, after 86 minutes of frustratio (mainly at some profligate finishing from Walcott), Giroud finally managed to set up Wilshere for a cracking volley to win it and put us through to the next round.
Panorama taken with iPhone 5 and run through Snapseed for extra oomph.

#8BitLane and a 9-mile-run along the Thames

Entirely by accident, I came across the 8 Bit Lane that Disney have set up at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London to promote their new flick “Wreck-it Ralph” via good old Twitter. And as I’d planned to head out on one of my favourite runs in London – Tower Bridge to home – I thought I’d combine the two.

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A lovely walk along the Thames with my brother for our Christmas lunch at the Old Ship W6.

Taken with iPhone5 and pimped ever so slightly with Snapseed (black & white, drama filter).

8-0 to Chelsea in what was probably the most one-sided game I have ever seen. Up until 4-0, it was the Villa fans making all the noise, culminating in a roaring rendition of ‘This is a library’.

Taken with iPhone 5’s brilliant panorama mode and run though Flickr’s Salamander filter.


A fantastic little trip to the Schwägalp in Switzerland. It was a beautiful day and we were able to enjoy some fantastic views from atop the Säntis. Beautiful!

So apparently this is what “black tie” means…

So I receive an invite to the Retail Week Awards. 

Black tie, the colleagues say. 

“No problem”, I think. “I have my black suit, white shirt, black tie combo, that should do the trick.”

Turns out that black tie means bowtie, silly shirt, cumberbund optional.

So off I go to Moss Bros and rent the full get-up.

I’m assured I look dashing and very 007, but really, could this whole get-up be any more anachronistic?


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