• Steem

    Witness no More

    I have been part of the @noblewitness team for a while, alongside @SirCork, @Anarcho-andrei and @rhondak. Due to recent events that I won’t go into detail about, I have decided to hang up my witness hat. The politics involved with running a witness can be complex and are becoming increasingly distasteful to me. One has to make associations that, in any other circumstances, one wouldn’t normally make. I want to be me, the best me I can be, without sacrificing my personal values and integrity. There has not been a falling out with my former team members, we remain friends. My number one focus shall return to @thewritersblock, Steemhouse Publishing…

  • Life

    Steemfest Day 2 – MS Strikes!

    The second day of Steemfest3 began with an Uber ride to the ICE Krakow Conference Center. My agenda for the day was to catch up with some presentations, host a roundtable discussion, take part in other discussions and to be part of a panel to discuss the ramifications of tokenizing the web. Held on the third floor of this magnificent building, tables were laden with food of all types and drink -, both hot and cold – were available for thirsty Steemians who gathered around tables to discuss Steem, projects, and the whole ecosystem. @Rhondak and I joined an interesting roundtable discussion held by @blocktrades. Also in attendance were @teamsteem,…

  • Travel

    Hello Krakow

    After two trains and two flights I made my way to Krakow yesterday ready for Steemfest. I flew with KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and my first flight had me in Amsterdam within an hour from Birmingham, UK. A few hours later I caught my second flight to Krakow. This one was just short of one and a half hours. As planned I was to meet up with @Rhondak at the airport as her flight from Warsaw was half hour behind mine. Once she’d gathered her luggage we summoned an Uber to take us to our hotel, the INX Design. With Polish dubstep pumping through the car stereo, Oleksii played it…

  • Travel

    And So It Begins…Steemfest Bound

    Having gone to bed early last night, knowing I planned to be up at 4.30 am, I tossed and turned in my bed. Sleep eluded me, despite how hard I tried to calm my mind. Was it nerves? Worry? Excitement? Maybe a bit of all three. I just couldn’t shut my brain off. I finally gave up just after 3, rechecked my packed case, making sure I had all the cables and chargers any traveling blogger should need. I had a coffee and a spot of breakfast while flicking through the inane channels on the TV. My train to the airport arrives at my local station at 5.48. Just before…

  • Art

    Come On Baby, Light My Fire – Pyrography.

    Source A friend of mine runs a mobile bar and catering business. Last year he asked me to do some work for him in the form of burning designs into these wooden bottle cases. His company is called Love Street Foods and the mobile bar is Love Bubble & Fizz. The first design he wanted was this. The bar also supplies gins and vodkas from UK company Chase Liquors, so he also wanted this brand on some cases. Source Chase distilleries also has a cider line called Willy’s. Source A few weeks ago he got in touch with me, wanting more designs burned onto cases. This time, he is supplying…