Kind photos


Today #Cookie has been a mix of very cute, doing some great training with Anna Dodson and having a bit of separation anxiety, but she's been getting better and settling more easily.

My favourite moment was Anna giving me a kiss, and Cookie seeing this and immediately wanting to get in on it too, by giving me a nice slobbery kiss of her own all over my face πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

She's been super cuddly too, and enjoyed one of many nice sofa naps earlier ☺

Being a dog owner isn't a walk in the park (pun intended) but it's been very rewarding so far πŸ₯°

Cookie, the dog, asleep on her back with her paws over her eyes and her belly exposed, lying on a red blanket


I thought I'd try something new with my hair after literally decades of the same haircut - I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out. As nice as it's been to have Anna Dodson cutting my hair over the pandemic, it's been nice to get it professionally done!

Jamie smiling and slightly looking away from the camera so you can see his new haircut more appropriately - a short haircut combed over with an undercut, and a trimmed beard - while wearing a Hack the Holidays hackathon t-shirt


Tonight Anna Dodson and I did our first roast in our new air fryer and it was very good. Much easier than in the oven, and very yum! Don't worry, the gravy came after, I wanted to check that everything was especially good first!

A beef roast with all the trimmings on a plate - marmalade carrots, with a bit of extra marmalade gravy sauce, roast potatoes, spring greens with olive oil and garlic, pigs in blankets, and roast beef that was very rare in the middle


Really happy to see the Test For Coronavirus service now making notifications of tests optional - a sign of great #ServiceDesign following user feedback, and continually improving the service. Not only does it remind me something I've literally just done, but saves a lot of money for not sending notifications to people who don't need them. I appreciate that some folks may still want it, especially if you're testing for someone else, so it's great to get that level of control

A screenshot of the Test for Coronavirus service on Gov.UK which gives the user the option of receiving email and SMS notifications of a test being taken


Yeah I appreciate what you're thinking, Google, but using "your Linux" as a way to refer to my new laptop definitely doesn't work. Pretty sure it only works for "your Mac"

Screenshot of an email from Google welcoming you to your new device, with an email titled "Jamie, take the next step on your Linux by confirming your Google Account settings"