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 135: Kintbury

    Me and Charlotte standing on a bridge by the canal. The sun is shining and everything is very green

    A week of extended bank holidays, long sunny walks, mid-quality gossip, lots of canals, over-engineering Minecraft, and developing a seasonal allergy. Read Week 135: Kintbury.

  2. Week 134: Areia

    Areia and I having a well-deserved nap after work

    A week of cute little cats, questioning cat ownership, woodland creatures, snot, Minecraft data pack development, learning, Tony Blair, and an unplanned night out. Read Week 134: Areia.

  3. Week 133: Cha Cha Cha

    Finland's Käärijä standing on a huge crate dancing, a huge projected shadow is behind him while he performs

    A week of beautiful Liverpool, fire, glitter, sequins, water assault courses, Eurovision magic, multiple semi-final viewings, and a lovely community. Read Week 133: Cha Cha Cha.

  4. Week 132: Princess Royale with Cheese

    A week of more high stress, escapism at work, three-hour tech support sessions, more leaving drinks, and copious amounts of boot-licking. Read Week 132: Princess Royale with Cheese.

  5. Week 131: Salicylic Acid

    A week of saying goodbye to Euan, strategic days off, great standup, family visits, summery weather, dreading future plans, and managing skin conditions. Read Week 131: Salicylic Acid.

  6. Week 130: Greasy pole

    Trees filled with white blossom standing over a red-tinted hedge row

    A week of long meetings, pub trips, terrible characters, milder weather, beautiful trees, out-of-hours calls, Brick Lane, and food with friends. Read Week 130: Greasy pole.

  7. Week 129: Peppery Notes

    The Benromach 10 whisky bottle

    A week of large rail networks, 90s classics, heaps of cookies, a chilled whisky tasting, delicious food, and a chilled weekend. Read Week 129: Peppery Notes.

  8. Week 128: Winter Crag

    A panoramic view over Ullswater Lake from the top of our walk. The sun is shining and the sky is blue.

    A week of lakes, beautiful scenery, long drives, long walks, easter egg hunts with friends, meta weeknotes, Railroad Ink, and looking forward to the D&D movie Read Week 128: Winter Crag.

  9. Week 127: Bleak Weekend

    Us watching cars from the roadside benches

    A week of in-person board games, pirate escape rooms, motorway service stations, run down Travelodges, no-phones days, tired people, and disposable cameras. Read Week 127: Bleak Weekend.

  10. Week 126: Junk

    A large pile of miscellaneous junk that was scattered around our flat

    A week of being sickly and weak, COVID symptoms, cancelled plans, missing being social, little pink sausages, healthy doses of nostalgia, and a massive tidy. Read Week 126: Junk.

  11. Week 125: Skegmess

    Gareth Gates on stage in front of a flaming screen reaching out to an audience member

    A week of Whitechapel dinners, dungeon exploration, 2000s music, hundreds of hen dos, dancing on chairs, and freezing sea swims. Read Week 125: Skegmess.

  12. Week 124: Sosmix

    A bag of Sosmix which looks like stuffing mix

    A week of new teammates, long lunches, family time, fun new board games, shopping sprees, arranging frames, and 90s vegetarianism. Read Week 124: Sosmix.

  13. Week 123: Myrtle

    A brightly lit stage with teal numbers displayed in a grid across several huge screens and Pendulum playing

    A week of fatigue, meetings, birthday tasting menus, parsing feeds, comforting end-to-end tests, still not painting the office, and a fun gig. Read Week 123: Myrtle.

  14. Week 122: Goblincore

    My full range of knitwear neatly folded and organised into cubby holes in a navy blue wardrobe

    A week of interesting playlists, neatly folded jumpers, carpenters, a refreshingly tidy house, evenings coding, reading technical specs, and delicious kimchi. Read Week 122: Goblincore.

  15. Week 121: Floorboards

    A tray of halloumi and chickpea bake with the halloumi cut into heart shapes

    A week of snot, heart-shaped halloumi, deconstructing bedrooms, being energy magnates, trips to Faversham, and missing the office again. Read Week 121: Floorboards.

  16. Week 120: Peaks

    A road sign in the pretty Yorkshire countryside that reads 'Blue Ball Lane'

    A week of feeling rotten, working from home, weekend rambles, Yorkshire countryside, dismantling wardrobes, and complete exhaustion. Read Week 120: Peaks.

  17. Week 119: Ginny

    A fluffy Bearded Collie named Alfie sitting like a good boy

    A week of HR drinks, prepping for wardrobes, getting rid of junk, sibling road trips, very cute Bearded Collies, and reconnecting with my dad's family. Read Week 119: Ginny.

  18. Week 118: Swiss Roll

    A week of birthday non-celebrations, excellent cakes, small children, choking hazards, fun goose chases, and lazy weekends. Read Week 118: Swiss Roll.

  19. Week 117: Tring

    A lion looking very concerned that somebody killed and stuffed him

    A week of buying annual leave, meeting new Whitechapel friends, auctions, hundreds of taxidermy animals, looming birthdays, family plans, and spreadsheets. Read Week 117: Tring.

  20. Week 116: Taskmaster House

    A small section of a map with lines crossing and intersecting in a very inefficient walk

    A week of incident management, new tooling, vegetarianism, drinking champagne, long dog walks, and the Taskmaster house. Read Week 116: Taskmaster House.