Four weeks paternity leave, just the ticket

September 1st, 2008

I return to work today from a marathon four weeks off. Two of those weeks were official paternity leave and the final two were holiday bolted onto the end. Four weeks was just right for me. Helen and I have settled down into this parenthood lark and I’m comfortable leaving to get on with their […]

My last two years of work

August 26th, 2008

My workload at the Open University (OU) stepped up a gear in 2006 and I was granted extra responsibility and increasing autonomy. I was enlisted to work on the graphical user interface for the OU ePortfolio, MyStuff. This was initially a very exciting task as I was brand new to the concept which seemed like […]

Oliver James Carberry

August 9th, 2008

Helen and I welcomed our son Oliver into the world last Saturday. At 10:10am on the 2nd August 2008 Oliver made his way into the world in an unexpected breached delivery. Our first child, we’re learning a lot about parenthood fast. To say we’re delighted is an understatement! Many thanks go out to all our […]

Shay on TV

August 11th, 2007


May 10th, 2007


Sleep well Jack, you’ll be missed

January 11th, 2007

Walking and Drinking

November 19th, 2006

Stephen, Shay, Deans and I spent saturday morning enjoying the fresh autumnal air whilst walking around a six mile walk in Salcey Forest, near Milton Keynes. The ground was pretty muddy so we did well to bring our Gortex-enabled hiking boots. Well, that is except Stephen who was rambling around in an old pair of […]

Lazy life update

July 31st, 2006

What can I say? I’m busy as I’ve ever been. Here’s an update by way of a recent IM conversation with Sappo: Sappo says: easy geezer! With a booming voice of authority, Guy thusly says: easy sappo Sappo says: how’s tricks my oldest friend? With a booming voice of authority, Guy thusly says: ive been […]

‘Real snow’ skiing – Milton Keynes Xscape

February 13th, 2006

Having spent a weekend dry-slope skiing in Southampton recently, it seemed only appropriate that we should make use of the relatively local Milton Keynes ‘snowdome’, Xscape. This huge indoor ski slope contains real snow that is created using some sort of magic blowers. I don’t fully understand exactly how it works but skiing on it […]

Turvey’s travels

February 9th, 2006

My good friend Stephen Turvey decided to quit his job for six months and travel around Thailand and a few other far away places. Looks like he’s been enjoying himself too if his latest blog entry is anything to go by. On my right, a monkey hangs atop the dense jungle, peering down with curiosity. […]