My Plans for 2015

  • Go to Barbados using free tickets won from BA. (get in!)
  • Become an e-learning master.
  • Make Snaptrip! HUGE.
  • Launch a product of my own.
  • Get Married.
  • Honeymoon.
  • Finish my pilots licence (or have a realistic time-frame in place to do so).
  • Get Laura to make something.
  • Epic Las Vegas trip.
  • Buy a new car (9 years is surely enough time to deserve one?).

 

 

The Seasons of a Man’s Life / Paddle your own Canoe

I’m 31, and recently began to think I am reaching the ‘self-actualisation’ layer of Maslow’s hierachy of needs. Since June this year I have become self-employed and attained a fianc√©. These and other reasons have given me esteem. – so now I can work on that top layer of the pyramid (see right).

 

I like to think it’s a case of making peace with myself, my decisions and progress so far, as well as working out how to be a person of the world. I’m going to try and work on these things, as well as rounding off my life so it’s as rich and full as it can be.

 

I also have learned a lot getting to 31, about how priorities change and how the real importance of things I thought as a kid didn’t matter, and the irrelevance of things that as a kid I thought really mattered. I feel like helping others get to this point would be enjoyable.
Things I still lack:

  • A hobby that isn’t either expensive (flying) or done just on my own (websites, flight simulation, swimming).
  • My own mostly self-built self sufficient business (a personal aim!).
  • A job as a pilot.. this is a whole topic but I love flying and need to work out and be happy with the role it plays in my life. If not a job, then a regular hobby, or an interest? I’m still unsure.
  • Good time management.

 

Things to develop:

  • My work abilities (ongoing).
  • Grow more in self confidence.
  • Tolerance, respect and patience of others – and how to network!

My photos are getting out there!

my-new-year-photo

I love taking photographs when I head out on trips, it’s always so great looking back over images to remember holidays – but I also try and get the best shots possible!

That’s why I am so pleased I got to use one of my photo’s for Snaptrip’s last minute new years breaks page!

This new blog theme also helps me highlight images so I’m going to try and post some of my all time favourites!

Discovery in Kentish Town

shebeen

Found a funky little underground bar at the weekend – met some friends at The Forum to see ‘Pop Punk’s Not Dead’… ended up heading down these stairs for a few quiet drinks..

shebeen

We were not sure what we would find but had speakeasies at the back of my mind. The deviation paid off as what we’d discovered was a cool little bar –¬†SheBeen

If you’re over in Kentish town it’s worth a visit – the have some tasty snacks, a range of cocktails, and some funky little nooks to sit in. Something different anyway!

The gig was not so great – went for New Found Glory and realised we don’t know most of their new stuff!

Mailchimp Bulk User Delete

I have found many times where I’ve wanted to mass delete users from a Mailchimp list – and this isn’t something mailchimp provide, so I’ve written a script that uses Mailchimp’s very good API to delete email addresses in bulk.

I’ve put this online for general use: Mailchimp bulk user delete (see update)
Somebody pointed out – how can can they trust this form? So I have put the code here – https://github.com/sprthompson/mailchimp-bulk-user-delete

Just create a text file of email addresses, find your API key (how to do that) and list Unique ID (how to do that), and then you’re off.

I’ll create a few other simple but useful tools in the next few days.

NB – use sensibly.

Update..
I have migrated away from my old site so the tools has gone – but the github code is still there!