After a day dedicated to head-down development yesterday I had to spend some time catching up with communications this morning.
That included several consultancy client responses but added to it were a couple of new things that arrived this morning and a viewing booked at the property I'm currently trying to let.
I scheduled today as a PaTMa ...
Part of the garden at Sutton House in London. The tyres and sand are part of a play area just outside the building. I like the patchwork of the building.
For a fairly small venue it was interesting enough to keep the children (and adults) entertained for a few hours (at least with the extra Easter bits they had on ...
A sunny, sparkling waterfall with surrounding greenery today.
Taken in July 2017.
Planned work for today was All Secure Domains development.
And it went well. So well in fact that the shiny new version of the domain and web hosting website is live!
Functionally this version is almost identical to the old one! Except for being faster, less demanding on the server and more mobile friendly. Also using Stripe instead ...
Day two of LTVConf.
Unrelated to the conference itself but my day could have started better - my train was delayed by 35 minutes, and I had to go to a different train station to catch it! I'd left some spare in my schedule though so still made it in time for pastries (ie a second breakfast!).
No HMRC ...
There are lots of flowers around at the moment so this weeks photo is a whole field of flowers from last year.
Taken in June 2017.
Trying out commuting for today and tomorrow. Although it's about as easy a commute as available from Redhill - just a single train up to Blackfriars. :-)
The commuting is in honour of LTVConf.
As always, I found it difficult approaching people at the networking breakfast before things got started. The pastries were great though.
I last attended LTVConf two ...
Far, far too much time spent reading emails and articles that span off from that, covering topics from property training scams through to compromised python libraries.
I did also look into DropzoneJS which was mentioned on the podcast I discovered a few days ago.
Also spent around an hour of the morning on consultancy projects - replying to questions and ...
Finally dragged myself out of the house and walked into Kingsgate to work today - I'm going to the Redhill Business Guild meeting at the end of the day and thought it would be better to get the walking done before the day gets too hot!
Started the day with a bit of chatter to other people at Kingsgate ...
Having started a bit late - it's a bank holiday, so perhaps I shouldn't be working at all(!), which means there's no school to force deadlines and structure to the morning - dealing with the weekend email took a while and involved some digressions.
New interesting looking SaaS podcast.
Signed up to an HMRC webinar on making tax ...
Started the day walking Edward to school, started rather late so it was a bit of a power walk - the best way to start the day, hot and sweaty!
Had a rental house viewing booked for the afternoon though so went there next to work in my "mobile office" (inflatable chair plus 4G mobile hotspot) for the day.
London, as seen from the London Eye, thankfully on a clear day before our Merlin passes expired.
Taken in February 2018.
RLA response to banning letting agent fees.
Tenant fees should definitely be displayed now, but I don't think that means they shouldn't also be banned. Not sure "the market" is managing to keep them to sensible levels on it's own.
Getting references is a vital process to help protect the landlord. Reasonable argument for this to ...
I've been keeping a daily (work-ish) journal since the start of May. It's now the 25th of May and a little of what I've written might be interesting, so I've decided to go back and retrospectively publish my existing journals.
I don't have a structure for these journals, either in content or layout ...
Warwick castle with a fittingly (for today) unsure looking sky.
Taken in August 2017.
The sun is well and truly out today so it has to be another sunny picture this week.
Taken in July 2017.
The well known and widely used Property Bee browser plugin has been officially retired by it's makers. It hadn't been updated in a long while and the latest version available requires a very old and insecure version of Firefox.
Thankfully there's now a new browser extension available, for modern browsers, that provides very similar (and some extra ...
It's yet another overcast day in Redhill so here's a nice bright photo of flowers and greenery for contrast.
Taken in October 2017.
It's our second sunny day in a row, so here's a nice sunny picture of Priory Park in Reigate.
Taken in January 2018.
It's been over three years since I last wrote about the podcasts I listen to, so I think it's past time for a revisit.
Looking back at my list from 2014, I think the only ones I've stopped listening to are those that have stopped publishing content. I've certainly added a few more to my regular ...