2009 end-of-year wrap-up

Like last year, my wrap up is mostly an excuse to show off some of the photos I took in 2009!

January

Other than the snow, The big thing that happened in January was that an article I wrote was published in php|architect.

My php|architect article in the Jan 2009 issue

February

We had daffodils in snow at the start of this month and then towards the end, the PHPUK conference took place.

Paying attention during Chris' talk

March

Spring arrived in March. The Severn Valley Railway had its Festival of Steam gala, and I took a day off so that I could photograph it.

Festival of Steam at the SVR

April

A month of punctures. I went to a Microsoft community event in London too.

Scott and Derick

May

This is birthday month in our household. It was also our first trip away camping this year.

Camping

June

What little good weather we had this year, was in June. I popped up to Manchester for a PHPNW meet. DPC 09 was also held in June and I spoke on caching.

Cal and Ivo interview Andrei

July

We finished decorating the living room in July. We also had a week's holiday in Wales.

Cilgerran Castle

August

I started using a Wacom tablet in August as I was getting a pain in my wrist. August is school holiday month, so we went away for another week, to Cumbria.

Old van at the pencil museum

September

We sold our Pathfinder in September and didn't do much else. I took the kids to visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway during the month too.

Giving up the token

October

PHP Conference season started again for me with PHPNW 09. I spoke on project management.

Kevlin's keynote was excellent

November

Another month, two conferences! ZendCon 09 where I gave a tutorial on the Zend Framework certification and spoke on project management. I also visited Alcatraz. IPC 09 was also held in November, where I spoke on caching and deployment.

Andi wraps up ZendCon 09

December

The final month of the year saw me working way too hard. We did take the kids to see Santa though.

Teddy Bears

Here's to 2010!