Pragmatism in the real world

2011 in pictures

As I have done in 2008, 2009 and last year, I thought I’d continue my tradition of recapping my year with some photos.


PHPBNL 2011 happened in January. Also, my Mac OS X application, Daily Jotter was released onto the Mac App Store.

My app is on the Mac App Store!


The first PHPucEU happened in Manchester which was great fun and, of course, the PHPUK conference in London. The biggest news for us though, was that we moved house in February!

We have keys to the new house!


I went to Canada for the rather excellent Confoo conference and watched a snowball fight!

Snowball fight!


A relaxed month after 3 months of conferences and a house move. There was a Royal wedding in the UK which resulted in a lot of merchandising!



May was the busiest month ever. Both sons have their birthdays in May and DPC in Amsterdam and php|tek in Chicago are back to back conferences! So many good photographs this month, but I have gone with this one of Jeremy Kendall as he took many excellent photographs at tek!

Here's looking at you!


Our trip to the zoo this year was in June when we went to Twycross Zoo.



We went to the beach in July.

On the beach


In August we went to the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Fleet Air Arm Museum


Jon achieved his Grade 1 classical guitar certification this month.

Grade 1 guitar certificate

We also went to a friend’s wedding.



October saw the very excellent PHPNW conference return for its forth year and I was very glad to be asked to do a ZF2 tutorial which seemed to go well.

Rick and Jeremy


November was the month that John Arnold held his creativityex project. I particularly liked my effort for negative space:



Last month of the year and as part of the Worcester Flickr group, I got to take a photograph in a studio!


All in all, a pretty good year. One interesting thing I did notice was that I have a lot more good photos sitting in Aperture than I published. I think this is because Aperture is so slow to use on my old Macbook Pro. I was better at publishing photos with Capture NX2 and I thought that was slow; Clearly it wasn’t that bad!