Rowan’s Weeknotes

Weekly updates about what’s happening in my life. If you want more regular but less structured updates, check out my notes.

  1. Week 39: Cold Wet Flannel

    Tootsie laying on the floor with a wet flannel draped over his body.

    A week of work rounders, new Rowans, melting cats, a mid-year review, and a fun stag do where I learned something I'm unexpectedly good at. Read Week 39: Cold Wet Flannel.

  2. Week 38: Searches

    A week of being sensible, visiting family, a lot of code for code's sake, looking forward to seeing work friends, and finally committing money to my flat purchase. Read Week 38: Searches.

  3. Week 37: No Sleep

    A week of more isolation, lots of trouble sleeping, playing Northgard with friends, and a whole lot of obsessing over Webmention. Read Week 37: No Sleep.

  4. Week 36: Isolation

    Simon Legg + Cillian Murphy = Cam from Too Hot to Handle

    A week of isolating at home, cancelled plans, a third mortgage application, an awful lot of TV, and some roller coaster building. Read Week 36: Isolation.

  5. Week 35: Deck Access

    Tootsie sat in his cat carrier peeking out at the park. We're sat on a checked blanked in the sun.

    A week of more mortgage hold-ups (sigh), giant bounties, lots of fun activities, obsessing over crosswords, and cats in parks. Read Week 35: Deck Access.

  6. Week 34: £137,000

    My dad standing amongst trees and holding me as a baby

    A week of thinking about dad, second flat viewings, paying London rent for 7 years, and making my static website searchable. Read Week 34: £137,000.

  7. Week 33: Fire Safety

    A screenshot of the "Responses" section of one of my blog posts, showing social interactions with the post and a form to submit your own mentions of the page.

    A week of house buying progress, new characters, sun and champagne with friends, and a lot of time spent learning how webmentions work. Read Week 33: Fire Safety.

  8. Week 32: Daisy Chain

    Rowan kneeling down and putting a daisy chain around Charlotte's neck, they're sat on a picnic blanket in a sunny park

    A week of sunny parks, wearing shorts at every opportunity, some improvements to my mood, and fun racing games. Read Week 32: Daisy Chain.

  9. Week 31: Vaccine

    A week of sore arms, feeling useless, an awful lot of Minecraft, and delicious blended banana. Read Week 31: Vaccine.

  10. Week 30: Office

    A picture of our TV screen, with Eurovision playing. The running order is pinned to the TV cabinet, and lots of european flags hang across the wall.

    A week of office visits, successful speedruns, tetris-like cities, a mini Eurovision party, and training myself to like soap weed. Read Week 30: Office.

  11. Week 29: Pizza Party

    A large cave system in Minecraft, with pillars of rock and water and lava falls cascading from the ceiling.

    A week of blogging, trying to get rid of a mattress, binging all of The Circle, and a slightly over-the-top pizza party. Read Week 29: Pizza Party.

  12. Week 28: Crusty Ears

    A week of fish tacos, simplified communication, very painful ears (thanks Apple), and my rule-breaking family. Read Week 28: Crusty Ears.

  13. Week 27: Fish Cake

    A cake made of tuna and whole small fish, surrounded by a ring of dreamies, and topped with a candle. Tootsie is being held back from eating the cake while the candle is lit.

    A week of cute birthday boys, blogging again, many crosswords, and a 10-mile walk which my body wasn't prepared for. Read Week 27: Fish Cake.

  14. Week 26: Five Pizzas

    A week of not working, getting great house news, eating and drinking a lot, and burning 20 hours on a game. Read Week 26: Five Pizzas.

  15. Week 25: Forbidden Hug

    A week of haircuts, COVID tests, time with friends, a forbidden hug, and doing an awful lot of crosswords. Read Week 25: Forbidden Hug.

  16. Week 24: Charismatic Hair

    A very messy head of hair

    A week of good cladding news, excellent (and very fancy) fry ups, having too much hair, and an off licence crawl. Read Week 24: Charismatic Hair.

  17. Week 23: Wild Garlic

    A wall of toilet roll

    A week of better sleep, better holiday, some very impressive show-jumping from Tootsie, and a wholesome harvest. Read Week 23: Wild Garlic.

  18. Week 22: Nine Hundred Grams

    Two boxes of champagne

    A week of being a more technical principal, celebrating with champagne, learning something new, and oversharing. Read Week 22: Nine Hundred Grams.

  19. Week 21: Cladding

    A week of boring mortgage calls, thai green curry, rum tasting with strangers, and a food-obsessed cat. Read Week 21: Cladding.

  20. Week 20: Treasure

    A locked treasure chest

    A week of exciting treasure hunts, exciting house hunts, and organising my physical and mental space. Read Week 20: Treasure.