The guy sat in the car with me is my Dad, Roger Payne. He lives in Wales and I don't get to see him or the mountains nearly enough. We got together recently as my Brother Dan was off to live in Brazil. We saw him safely on his way and while sat in the car and I took out my recording gear. As far as I remember I've never sat down to record a conversation with my Dad. He is in his … [Read more...] about Sleep more, live longer – A conversation with my Dad.
I bought a boat. A 55 foot Durham Steelcraft 6 birth narrowboat. Spent my life savings on it and at time of purchase I had no experiance of narrowboat life. Sadly the Storify embed that was here is no more. They changed things and now there is a massive hole. I told them that would happen. I said.. "The least you could do is let us download our stories as a PDF. Just in case." "Of course." … [Read more...] about The Maiden Voyage of Story Maker
Our dog Gypsy died alone. But at least she died at home. In her sleep. Late last night she was keen for a walk. So I took her out at 10:30pm. Once out she was slow. She sniffed everything. At a couple of points in our lap of the block her tongue lolled out of the side of her mouth. She had done the same earlier in the night and we had laughed at how silly she looked. I unclipped her lead … [Read more...] about Everyone’s Best Friend
I decided to walk for a day. No real plans. Just to go for a wander between sunrise and sunset. https://storify.com/documentally/roaming-the-river-ouse-from-dawn-till-dusk I'm @Documentally on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Roaming the Ouse Valley Way
I'm once again reconsidering my relationship with networked devices. After my recent holiday abroad I've been reluctant to re-immerse myself in the 'social web'. Many of the notifications I receive come from bots telling me what people may be doing. Not the people themselves. I have put my phone on silent permanently and have 'Do Not Disturb' activated from 8pm to 8am. I don’t need 24/7 rolling … [Read more...] about Less Screen Time, More Happiness