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 21: Cladding

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

  2. 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.

  3. Week 19: Sichuan Peppercorns

    A selfie taken from the front seat of a car. Rowan's sister is holding the camera, and on the back seat there's Rowan with his arms around his two brothers. They're all smiling, and Rowan's wearing a Christmas jumper.

    A week of Grace Dent, mouth-numbing noodles, giving stuff away, and hunting for London flats that aren't horrible fire traps. Read Week 19: Sichuan Peppercorns.

  4. Week 18: Striptease

    Rowan and Charlotte dressed as takeaway items. Rowan is dressed as McDonalds fries, wearing a yellow T-Shirt with chips drawn onto it and a large red box. Charlotte is dressed as a tub of ketchup in a painted box.

    A week of takeaway costumes, promotions and bonuses at work, amazing new hoovers, and being an embarrassing drunk. Read Week 18: Striptease.

  5. Week 17: Thumb

    A week of very monotonous TV watching, eating four tablespoons of olive oil in one sitting, and having to type like an old person. Read Week 17: Thumb.

  6. Week 16: Escape to the Country

    Tootsie looking unimpressed at my cocktail-making skills

    A week of driving in the country, a funeral, some shitty news, and drinking a lot of cocktails. Read Week 16: Escape to the Country.

  7. Week 15: Jackie Weaver

    Jackie Weaver

    A week of no boardgames, getting drunk along to average TV, surprising life hacks, and the question on everybody's lips: did Jackie Weaver have the authority? Read Week 15: Jackie Weaver.

  8. Week 14: Lemon Meringue

    The lemon meringue pie that Charlotte baked for me, with a single lit candle.

    A week of being 33, eating a lot of pie, Lady Whistledown's society papers, and a very cuddly cat. Read Week 14: Lemon Meringue.

  9. Week 13.7: Bonus Note

    It's been 13.7 weeks since I started writing weeknotes. Read Week 13.7: Bonus Note.

  10. Week 13: David

    A picture of me and my grandad when I was about 18 months old, we're outside and I'm laughing.

    A week of more bad news, a few silver linings, building factories, and hunting down cinnamon buns. Read Week 13: David.

  11. Week 12: Bad News Comes in Fours

  12. Week 11: Cloud Bed

    A map of the main continent from my D&D games, Tide, which includes mountain ranges and forests. The map is scattered with pins that link to further descriptions of map locations.

    A week of being vegetarian, mapping out an imaginary continent, meeting work objectives, and sleeping under a cloud. Read Week 11: Cloud Bed.

  13. Week 10: Missed by 137 Miles

    Leo McGarry, a character in The West Wing, asking 'We missed it by 137 miles?' and looking angry

    A week of surprise rent reductions, impulse-buying, Denethor being bad at eating, and 45 hours in front of the TV. Read Week 10: Missed by 137 Miles.

  14. Week 9: Festive Spreadsheet

    A Christmas cake, decorated with heaps of royal icing that looks like snow. Small green trees made from pistachio paste are scattered across the top, with two wooden stags peeking around them

    A week of over-eating, chopping things really small, gripping chess montages, and building hospitals. Read Week 9: Festive Spreadsheet.

  15. Week 8: Cancelled

    Five emoji horses lined up in Slack, waiting to race. Their new more Christmas-themed names are Seasonal Gold, Frosty December, Bethlehem Miracle, Party Star, and Happy Vixen.

    A week of cancelled plans, breakfast champagne, excessive TV, and a warming cascade of green ticks. Read Week 8: Cancelled.

  16. Week 7: Culinary Genius

    A week of truffle oil, Christmas gin tasting, tasting menus, and trousers that no longer fit. Read Week 7: Culinary Genius.

  17. Week 6: Pointy Tree

    A Christmas tree, half of the height of it is above the topmost branches, it's very pointy

    A week of spare-time coding, some good reading, an increasingly boozy Christmas cake, and our exceptionally pointy tree Read Week 6: Pointy Tree.

  18. Week 5: Aldovia

    Tootsie laying in his new favourite cardboard box. He's a black and white cat, with a very distinctive moustache. A discarded toy mouse is laying beside him

    A week of useful feedback, a new (and nearly finished) RSS reader, three research trips to Aldovia, and a box-obsessed cat. Read Week 5: Aldovia.

  19. Week 4: The Princess S(and)witch

    A week of writing a blog post, eating far too many toasties, and watching the sequel to one of the best films ever made: The Princess Switch. Read Week 4: The Princess S(and)witch.

  20. Week 3: Production Issue

    A week of being more technical at work, fun treasure hunts across London, and opening a book for a change. Read Week 3: Production Issue.