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 71: Butt Text

    Aquarius Mercury 464 asks: 'how do i make this sadness go away'

    A week of office bribery, AI-based horoscopes, lots of good TV, late night karaoke, a visit to grandma, and a strong earworm. Read Week 71: Butt Text.

  2. Week 70: 🇺🇦

    A week of doom-scrolling, office conversations, friends moving away, raw throats, naked mouths, open-source software, and a new mattress. Read Week 70: 🇺🇦.

  3. Week 69: Not Manchester

    Ravioli, a parmesan crisp, and butternut squash cut into heart shapes

    A week of cooking and eating, pasta recipes, office visits, leaving drinks, several great TV series, winning at board games, and not being in Manchester. Read Week 69: Not Manchester.

  4. Week 68: City Boys

    A new desk chair and a messy desk

    A week of new office chairs, golfing in Bank, juggling roles at work, Love is Blind, building a new app, and a nice walk in the countryside. Read Week 68: City Boys.

  5. Week 67: A Fistful of Soap

    Two very large and very fluffy cats eating treats

    A week of many socials, a couple of dinners, eating a lot of coriander, cute nieces, cute cats, and some exciting future work. Read Week 67: A Fistful of Soap.

  6. Week 66: Cheesecake

    A beautiful-looking cheesecake topped with Italian Meringue and a single candle

    A week of delicious cake, birthdays, cancelled pub quizzes, grandmother's ruin, happy times at work, and a beautiful gift to myself. Read Week 66: Cheesecake.

  7. Week 65: Lamps

    A Tiffany style floor lamp with a brass stand.

    A week of Grafana dashboards, killing The Big Light, Too Hot to Handle, building better cities, visiting family, and seaside walks. Read Week 65: Lamps.

  8. Week 64: Adjourned

    A heron standing at the edge of a canal at night

    A week of infuriating cancellations, great vegetarian food, painting walls, winter coats, nighttime walks, and a new direction at work. Read Week 64: Adjourned.

  9. Week 63: Wordle

    A grid of coloured squares indicating a Wordle score. Guess 1: unused, wrong place, correct, unused, unused. Guess 2: unused, correct, correct, wrong place, unused. Guess 3: unused, correct, correct, unused, correct. Guess 4: unused, correct, correct, correct, correct. Guess 5: won!

    A week of Wordle, ideal starting words, kitchen upgrades, bedroom upgrades, worrying about the trial, a slightly different role, and a lot of Minecraft. Read Week 63: Wordle.

  10. Week 62: Zzzzz

    A week of post-Christmas isolation, ringing in the new year, feeling very antiwork, painting prep, and being incredibly tired. Read Week 62: Zzzzz.

  11. Week 61: Christmas Jab

    A week of Christmas celebrations, booster jabs, too much food, wild numbers of sick people, lots of Minecraft, and throwing money at Disney/Marvel. Read Week 61: Christmas Jab.

  12. Week 60: Wings of East

    A series of paint patches gathered together to form the shape of a Christmas tree

    A week of ups and downs at work, an awful lot of Minecraft, some Christmas films, delicious fried chicken, and some paint decisions. Read Week 60: Wings of East.

  13. Week 59: Jordan

    Charlotte standing on a tall rock looking over the desert

    A week of beautiful landscapes, incredible desert hikes, gorging myself on Jordanian food, floating in the Dead Sea, and exploring ancient cities. Read Week 59: Jordan.

  14. Week 58: Wired

    A mess of cables wired into an old thermostat

    A week of travel plans, electrical wiring, smart thermostats, finally having only one house, assembled desks, and a surprise bonus at work. Read Week 58: Wired.

  15. Week 57: Mould Risk

    Movie posters for the four new film's I've watches so far this year

    A week of high mould risks, beautiful desks, winning a quiz, eating delicious Punjabi food, and watching a lot of excellent Christmas films now that it's Christmas. Read Week 57: Mould Risk.

  16. Week 56: Patches

    A wall covered in 20 different green and neutral paint patches

    A week of expanding paint samples, nerding out with temperature and humidity sensors, feeling rough, and a bunch of new board games. Read Week 56: Patches.

  17. Week 55: Germs

    A delicious-looking lasagna with a crispy top and lots of fried sage

    A week of many meals out, lots of cute new plant friends, paint samples, nasty germ spreaders, and a tasty lasagna. Read Week 55: Germs.

  18. Week 54: Drill Bits

    A view of my living room, with a corner sofa now positioned by the window

    A week of reorganising rooms, spending butt-loads of money on power tools, lovely dinners with Euan, getting my hands dirty with some pairing, and gentle roastings all around. Read Week 54: Drill Bits.

  19. Year 1: Home

    A full year of weeknotes represented as a grid of thumbnails

    A year of big life changes, buying a flat, losing Tootsie, writing a lot, trying to keep up to date with technology, games, puzzles, and a lot of isolation. Read Year 1: Home.

  20. Week 53: Settling

    A bright little lamp in the shape of a cute cat

    A week of settling in nicely, some satisfying DIY, sampling a lot of champagne, even more super-fast internet, and a farewell at work. Read Week 53: Settling.