Pragmatism in the real world

2008 in pictures

Everyone appears to do end-of-year wrap-up posts about this time of year, so I thought I would do one too…


We started the year with a trip to the zoo. I attempted to get a photo of a waterfall with that blurry water you see the good photographers do.

Waterfall near the seals


The highlight of February was talking at the UK PHP Conference in London.



A quiet month with most weekends doing something with the family. We went for a walk by the river Severn one weekend. There are many swans.

Swans (and a seagull!)


April saw a very nice PHPWM meet-up at a pub that served pies as well as pints. It also snowed.

Snow covered slide


May is the month of birthdays in our household as both the boys and myself celebrate. It also marks the start of the camping season for us.

Camping at Kingsbury Water


After May, June was a quiet month. Prince Charles took a ride on the Severn Valley Railway though, which I enjoyed photographing.

King Edward on the Royal Train


July saw sports day for our eldest son and a week’s holiday camping in Norfolk towards the end of the month. I believe that that week in July was the only hot week we had all year.

The beach


We went away for our second week’s camping and visited Legoland. The kids loved it.

Lego Models


A busy month with our youngest starting school. Also, I went to ZendCon!

ZCE Party at ZendCon


We started the move to Birmingham for the company with two members of staff there. The Wispa also returned to the shops.

Wispa is back!


The highlight of November was speaking at the inaugural PHPNW conference.

Jeremy's about introduce the panel...


The last month of the year saw both kids in school plays and most importantly, my book about Zend Framework was published!

Zend Framework in Action

Here’s to 2009!