I'm jumping on the weeknotes bandwagon, and I'm doing it for two reasons.
Firstly, a friend at work recently told me how he'd been taking an hour a week to reflect on what went well (and what didn't) that week. I copied him, and I've found it useful to take a step back and reflect on what I've done — so time to try applying it to not-work. A couple of people I follow on Twitter (hi Chris) write weeknotes, and it feels like a nice easy format to get into.
Secondly, I'm bad at writing, and I'm hoping it'll help form a new habit. I don't really expect many people to read this, but say hello if you are.
The Christmas break has been really nice: it's the first time I didn't go back up to Manchester, and it's been really great doing more or less nothing for a good chunk of time. I'm kind of ready to go back to work, but an extra week definitely wouldn't go amiss...
I spent a chunk of time cooking and eating (and drinking) — some highlights from the past few days include a sous-vided rump of beef from the Ginger Pig, Pocket Negronis and frying up anything that's leftover and calling it bubble n' squeak.
I picked up a bit of (gentle) coding over the break – I've been playing around with Swift UI after following Shaun's side project for a few months. Alessandro is right, the documentation is incredibly good, although I should probably learn more Swift before going much further. It's been good writing some code that's completely different to the day job.