Month: July 2016

Introducing Simples

The Simples home page.

Last week, I found myself trying out an innovative new app called Simples. As you may have already guessed from the name, it’s a product belonging to Compare the Market. Sadly, there were no Russian meerkats in attendance, but I still came away impressed by what I had seen. Simples is a new secure portal …

The seven-year itch

Kate and I have been married for seven years today. We’ll be celebrating by going out for a meal without children later – our first date since our anniversary two years ago – but haven’t bothered with presents. Not to worry though; the kids have dealt with that. Dylan and Xander put their heads together and came …

A different kind of leap year

A man jumping across a chasm.

I’ve been my own boss for a year now. A year and a day, actually, given the existence of 29 February. A whole 366 days without pointless meetings, petty office politics, red tape, commuter hell and overpriced coffee. As you can probably tell, I don’t miss my old existence at all. It was making me stressed, tired …

Review: Beer52

A selection of bottled beers.

If there’s one annual event I really miss now I’m a parent, it’s the local beer festival. I love trying different new brews and it was my best opportunity to enjoy things I’d never heard of. I was interested, then, to hear about Beer52. A craft beer club that sends subscribers a selection of beers every …