With the Earth having completed another billion kilometre long orbit around our sun, and our arbitrary calendar changing year, it’s time for my annual look back at the numbers of the previous year. I took nearly 11k photos, and walked 4.5 million steps covering almost 3600 km. This analysis is probably mainly of interest to me, but I am sharing it anyway.
With the new year upon use, time for my annual analysis of the year just past. I’ve continued logging my physical activity and travel, with a few more categories. In 2016 I took approximately 4.5 million steps, covering over 3 000 km, and I cycled a further 1 300 km. Continuing the trend from my previous comparison, this is slightly more walking but less cycling than the previous year, possibly as I have started running this year.
At the start of the new year, I like to take the opportunity to look back over past photos, and try and come up with a list. This is highly subjective, and particularly dependent on how I am feeling when compiling it, nevertheless I have put together a set on Flickr of my top 16 photos from last year.
Over the past year I have again been logging my activity and travel, and thought it would be interesting (for me if no-one else) to post an update on here. In 2015 I walked approximately 4.4 million steps, covering 2 900 km, and I cycled a further 2 050 km. This is slightly more walking than 2014, but about a third less cycling.
This is a somewhat overdue review of the sci-fi “News from…” trilogy by Robert Llewellyn.
This is a somewhat overdue review of the sci-fi News from… trilogy by Robert Llewellyn (probably most famous for Red Dwarf and Scrapheap Challenge). I have been meaning to write about these great books for a several months now, but haven’t got round to it for one reason or another. Continue reading “Book Review: “News from…” trilogy”
I have been to see three excellent exhibitions that are currently being held in Edinburgh: The Amazing World of M.C. Escher, Photosynthesis: Shedding new light on plants, and Bailey’s Stardust.
I would thoroughly recommend going to see them if you can.
Over the past year I have walked approximately 4.15 million steps, covering 2 600 km, and I cycled a further 2 750 km. In between, I have taken over 6 000 photos and I’m not sure how many hours of video. It is quite interesting to look back on the year past with some data, although I don’t have much from previous years to compare it to. Continue reading “2014 in numbers”
Rather than put together another list of top photos from the year, I though I’d do something a bit different, and remember some of the interesting trips and events by the photos I took.
I saw in the New Year in Edinburgh, although avoiding the street party. I went up to Calton Hill with my flatmate Ali and some friends, before returning to a rather good night at the Tollbooth Tavern.
I recently realised when thinking about my favourite photos from the past year that I had not even put together a selection from the previous year. So to remedy that, below is my top three, with the rest of them on Flickr. Partly I suspect this was because photography was somewhat overshadowed by my return to academia, but hopefully now that I have a little more time I will get back into taking and sharing photos.
I’ve just finished reading Edwin Danson’s book Weighing the World — The Quest to Measure the Earth. Continue reading “Book review: Weighing the World”