I just cut open a passion fruit for the first time in my life. It was literally like cutting up a tennis ball, squeaky noise and all. Not quite what I was expecting.

We’re looking at moving to a hybrid office/work from home model in the future. Is there a good, simple technology solution out there for having a company wide ‘where I am’ status that ideally integrates with Outlook calendars? ‘Working elsewhere’ is useful, but not rich enough.

📚 I’ve known the word ‘serf’ for a long time but I only had a vague understanding of what it meant. This book gives a great, detailed explanation. The difference between serfdom and slavery seems to be very small.

On a train into London for the first time in 18 months to meet my colleagues. All of these steps back to a kind of ‘normality’ feel less profound than I thought they would.

🎬 Haven’t seen a movie as good as The Dawn Wall (2017) for some time. Utterly compelling, even more so because I had no idea how it would end. I was on the edge of my seat, gripping the sofa with every attempt to cross the most difficult sections. Incredible work.

📚 Imagine having to review and renew every single treaty when a new head of state comes to power. Mind-boggling.