• Life

    Sunday Emergency

      Sundays are usually quiet affairs in the Muxxy household. I get a lie in, only to get woken up either by a dog, cat, or Kim bringing me a strong dose of caffeine to bring me round. As it’s the day before the first schoolday of the week, I spend a little time ironing the kids’ uniforms. Yes, despite the rough exterior, I am quite domesticated. Yesterday our son, who is nearly twelve, complained of a pain and had trouble walking properly. He went off to bed last night having taken some painkillers, and we said we would see how he was today. It’s not unheard of for him…

  • 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,…

  • Life

    Humbled and Touched.

    Today was my second day in Lanzarote on our annual family vacation. Several years ago while in Greece I took to snorkeling and spent as much time as I could in the sea. I visited a local shop here and just had to get myself a new mask and snorkel. Suitably equipped, I ventured out into the secluded spot between these sea walls. The water is very calm here and is teaming with fish. We have started taking bread to the beach for the kids to feed them, much to their delight. Mask adjusted, straps tightened, and with the snorkel in mouth, I entered the sea. Eventually, I explored ever…

  • Life,  Travel,  Vlog

    Lanzarote Vlog #1

    A quick vlog recorded at the beach in Lanzarote during my family vacation. I talk about the value of downtime and making time for the family, while focused so much on Steem. Enjoy, and excuse the hat. I’m on vacation.

  • Life,  Travel

    Family Vacation in Lanzarote

    Yesterday the Muxxy family set out for our annual vacation. Destination: Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Our taxi took us to the airport a few hours before we were due to board. The flight was mostly fine, except as we descended to land, my daughter’s ears didn’t adjust to the change of altitude, so many tears of pain were shed. A flight attendant brought her a cup of something to sniff. It smeeled like teatree oil and it eventually did the trick. We landed at around 8.30 pm and had a half hour wait for our luggage before we caught a coach to our resort. We were the 4th stop…