This is what I call productivity:
On the train, to and from work, I wrote 2100 words of my new fiction project. About 1100 in the morning, and another thousand on the way home.
Quite happy with that. Making good progress on this new thing…
Then… at work, I was able to spend nearly the whole day working on the new site. I seemed to learn more PHP than ever before, get further into the WordPress system, and I actually ended the day solving several problems and really feeling like I learned many things.
Which isn’t that common at work, unfortunately.
But today was… productive. On all counts. Nice.
Changing the look of the blog at the moment. Experimenting with a few themes to see what I can do — want to make it a little more varied, with a little more scope for plugins and things that WordPress can do …
Spent most of today out for a family farewell — wife’s cousin, but they’re my family too now of course
Went to The Oaks Hotel at Neutral Bay, not at all my usual stomping ground, but a nice pub anyway. Good atmosphere, big space. Coincided with the Super 14 Rugby final that NSW Waratahs were playing in, which meant a big crowd by 5pm. Waratahs lost, but they had a huge task that they almost pulled off.
And that “lower north shore” hotel was probably the perfect location to watch the game. It wasn’t on network TV, so everyone went to pubs to watch it, and Neutral Bay is real top Rugby territory. Doubt the atmosphere would have been the same anywhere else.