A slight burnt smell in the air suddenly has my mind unwittingly strolling along University Avenue in Palo Alto. How strange.

Heading back to London on a Eurostar Class 373 carrying its original livery. Though bashed about a bit – the interior has seen better days – this iconic 25-year-old train stirs memories of when advancing under the Channel was an intriguing yet unnerving prospect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_

Lisbon is a beautiful city, but nearby Sintra is simply on another level. Views of and from Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors) and Palácio Nacional da Pena (Pena National Palace) are astonding, with the historic town below equally as picturesque. Wow!

It’s incredible the things you can find when rummaging around in the crevices and cavities of your home. Today I found a Pine Coffin.

…and if everything is hooked up correctly, this should be the first reply to a post that is hosted on my own website.

I’ve just signed this open letter standing in international solidarity with the congresswomen facing Donald Trump’s racist attacks. You should too. donate.hopenothate.org.uk/page

A selection of views seen during a relaxing weekend spent in and around the Mawddach Estuary near Dolgellau.

After a 10-hour drive beset by delays, finally arrived in Dolgellau. Had planned on camping this evening, but given the awful weather, found a hotel instead. Turns out its manager previously owned The Signalman, the pub at the end of my street. Small world!

Was lovely to finally meet @edwardhorsford earlier today and geek out a little bit over @eleven_ty.

After many years reading RSS feeds with the supremely elegant and stylish Reeder app, very much enjoying a return to the stripped back simplicity of NetNewsWire (currently in alpha). ranchero.com/netnewswire/

Banter, boa buns and beer with these two, @tobefrankj and @mandr8. It is what it is.

Hard to believe that a Danny Boyle film, written by Richard Curtis and featuring the music of the Beetles, could turn out to be so distinctly average and yet, apart from one pivotal scene towards the end, Yesterday proved to be less than the sum of its parts. imdb.com/title/tt8079248/

With 6,500 images spread over 1,600 pages and weighing 6.5kg, Olympic Games – The Design is quite the droll-worthy Kickstarter project. Backed! kickstarter.com/projects/olymp

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