Matthew Lindfield Seager

Well, this is a healthy (well) [stair]well (mainly because I couldn’t safely take a photo of the lift well)

Day 6 of #mbsept

Looking down a flight of stairs with anti-slip grip strips, all within a concrete fire escape stairwell

Forest (sort of) at night

Day 5 of #mbsept

Eucalyptus trees at night with some other weeds and plant life around them

Orange (although it’s often still referred to as The Purple Door for historical reasons)

Day 4 of #mbsept

A double wooden door and door frame painted bright orange, with a mail slot at the very bottom of the left door

Finished listening to Echo Lake by Joan Sauers 📚🎧

Precious… a fitting prompt for (Aussie?) Father’s Day today. Kids weren’t interested in being photographed so I took a photo of my wedding ring and Melissa’s engagement and eternity rings

Day 3 of #mbsept

Black and white photo of two intertwined hands with rings on the ring fingers

Buildup… A very literal response to today’s prompt but I quite like the striking blue of the sky

Day 2 of #mbsept

A crane extending out over a multi-storey construction in front of a vivid, clear blue sky

Abstract… not concrete…

Day 1 #mbsept

Patchy area of grass at night, fading into darkness in the background

[Mostly] finished reading The Big Con by Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington 📚

Not exactly a page turner but helpful to reflect on the role of consultants and how to make sure they’re providing a long term benefit to an organisation

The excitement (and nervousness) are building for my first ever conference talk!…

More holiday reading down the coast: Deadly Cross by James Patterson 📚

Finished reading: 23rd Midnight by Maxine Paetro and James Patterson 📚

Underwhelming story and writing, never really felt immersed or invested 🤷‍♂️

Very excited (and nervous) to be accepted as a speaker at RubyConf Thailand in October 🥳

If all goes to plan I’ll be implementing a HTCPCP server live on stage.

Looking forward to listening to the keynote speakers!

Thoroughly enjoyed reading Joanna Jenkins’ debut novel, How to Kill a Client 📚

I had the killer figured out early on and was patting myself on the back, right up until the final chapters proved me wrong.

Found A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin on the bookshelves of our holiday rental. Good story but much grittier than what I normally read 📚

More holiday reading: The Girl in the Castle by Emily Raymond and James Patterson 📚

By the by, I’d love to know more about how these books written by both a famous author and a lesser known author work 🤔 First saw it a long time ago with Tom Clancy but it seems to be happening more and more lately.

Finished reading In The Blink of An Eye by Jo Callaghan 📚

The plot seemed a little too coincidental at times but the author’s real life experiences and emotions were well captured in the lead character. Glad I read it!

Finished re-reading The Sentinel by Andrew Child and Lee Child 📚 Enjoyable but not memorable in any way. Going to try a new author with my next book

Just finished some light holiday reading in Sweden, No Plan B by Lee Child and Andrew Child 📚

Just read Recursion by Blake Crouch after seeing it mentioned by Manton 📚

Clever premise and reasonably well-paced.

Finished reading: The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman 📚

Finished reading: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman 📚

Finished reading: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 📚

Finished reading: Rhythm of War Part Two by Brandon Sanderson 📚

Finished reading: Rhythm of War Part One by Brandon Sanderson 📚

Caught the moon and a star smiling and winking at me last night 😉