Adobe Illustrator: Louden Swain

Remember the time I wanted to learn Adobe Illustrator? Yeah, university and life got in the way. Although I did design an app for my third year of uni. (not that I was studying graphic design… but it did help our presentation!) But now I might do a month of coding and a month of graphic…

The Wrong Way to Learn Coding

I started using html when I started my job.  Long story short, I use html when posting the blogs to the website, when I change a banner, when I send a newsletter. (Find out more here.) And when I manage to change the layout of the newsletter, I feel proud of myself. When I figure out…

My favourite watch

I’ve been on the hunt for a new watch recently – and this had me thinking of what I want from a watch. I also remembered some of the watches I owned in my life, and I remembered them all fondly. So I started thinking about which one was my favourite from my collection. As…

Music defines love – sometimes

Music, to me, is by far the most important thing in the world – it can make me feel happy, sad, longing, love, bitter, lost, sexy, angry, excited. I listen to sad music when I feel down, party hits when I do the cleaning, mellow songs when I need to work. I firmly believe that…

Finding hidden gems in music

I am a lover of music – I can’t go through a day without listening to a few amazing songs. I am grateful that I am allowed to listen to music at work, as I couldn’t go through the day otherwise. I worked in the music industry for a few years – then I studied…

Being unsure of what I want

I went to my home country last week. And I hadn’t been home in almost two years. Going home was both a blessing and a curse. I’ve been living in misery here for so long that I got used to it – life seemed normal, life seemed nice, life seemed adequate. But knowing “the good life”,…

How I got into coding

I started using html when I started my job. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t doing anything too complex or too hard! I started by posting the blogs to the website, and I had to do minor tweaks, such as the use of paragraphs, linking an image to a product, centering the image. Minor stuff…

Finding a place to call home

I thought that going back home rarely would help. That I’d get used to my life here so much that it would feel like a well-deserved holiday. I haven’t been home in almost two years (1 year and 9 months to be exact), and I was content with my life. I’ve been living in London…

Coding Tips: Use Sublime

The Sublime text editor is probably the best thing in a coder’s arsenal. Whether you’re just learning and you need a way to clearly see what you’re doing, or your code is becoming longer and longer and harder to group, Sublime is the way to go. I myself am not a coder. I am an…

5 Ways To Be More Productive

For those who know me, this title must seem extremely funny. I’m a procrastinator, I get distracted by everything. But I get the job done, quickly, efficiently and without faults. 1. Turn off your notifications. We all get Facebook or Whatsapp messages throughout the day, so try to minimise distraction by turning off your notifications….

Will I Find My Way Home?

So a friend called me yesterday and asked me if I would ever see myself live back home again. In the past years, I strongly believed that yes, I could go back home – I’d live close to my parents and not see them once every two years, I’d have either a job in the…

We need to stand up and start talking

It’s LGBTQIA+ month in the UK, and in light of what’s happening around the world, I think we should talk about this more than ever. Trump is going berserk in the US, Romania wants a law for ‘protecting’ the ‘traditional family’, gay people around the world are afraid to come out as they could be…