Chasing adventure slowly

I don’t know who was more keen to get a “safari car”. Max, my nearly 5 year old, or me. Max developed a very rare talent, at a very early age. He has the remarkable ability to identify a “safari car”, otherwise known as a Land Rover Defender, if it even enters his distant periphery. For Max a safari […]

6 months with Malakai

These past 6 months have been a whirlwind. A work trip to Germany and then Canada. A very noisy, messy house renovation. And 3 months of “colic”, that was fortunately followed by another 3 months getting to know a gentle, happy, smiling little Malakai.

Grand Meetup 2016

The craziness of the Automattic Grand Meetup is now behind us. An action packed week of workshops, classes, town halls, flash talks, team building activities and tasty meals over good conversation with new work colleagues. It really is a surreal week. Throughout it you are completely overwhelmed by the scale of it all – borderline […]

Taking a gondola to work

This week I’m at the Automattic Grand Meetup in Whistler, Canada. We are nearly 500 co-workers from all corners of the world congregating for one week of the year in one place. Today I’m at the top of Whistler mountain working on a WooCommerce town hall presentation and discussing a 3 year plan for our division. Just […]

Hermanus by night

We spent last weekend in Hermanus – a seaside town our family love to escape to as often as possible. It’s also the place we got married, and a town known for it’s incredible whale sightings. I rented a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and enjoyed spending a few hours one evening trying to […]


When on site we often have kids wanting to help the builders, but we’ve never seen a kid with quite the same perseverance levels as Max. He’s been doing this for hours now! Said the foreman about our 4 year old.

Global domination

Love our Oliver Jeffers map hanging over my desk at home. “A self-congratulatory guide to personal global domination”. Jeffer’s picture books are some of Max and my favourite bedtime reads. Check out this fun documentary made about the artist.