May 2021


  • Reading William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition. Have recently finished two excellent books: Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain and Grace Dent’s Hungry.

  • Still plodding through Band of Brothers. Recently enjoyed The Terror and Netflix’s Suburra.

  • Am playing Watchdogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla when I get the chance.


  • Starting getting back into bouldering.

  • Am hoping to start playing cricket again at Enfield Cricket Club.

January 2021


  • Reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth as part of an attempt to avoid exclusively reading books by white men.

  • Haven’t finished any of the series mentioned in November update but have also started Mindhunter season 2 and The Queen’s Gambit.

  • Speaking of chess, I highly recommend Daniel Naroditsky’s “speed run” YouTube series, which I’m working my way through.


  • Doing a lot of lockdown runs; am trying to get my running time below 4:30 per km — am getting closer.

November 2020


  • Reading Ian Dunt’s How to be a liberal, which I’m enjoying greatly.

  • Watching Schitt’s Creek with Katy and juggling Gomorrah Season 3, Band of Brothers and Dark Season 1 on my own.

  • Not started any new podcasts for a while — am listening to old favourites like Guardian: Today in Focus, Athletico Mince, Desert Island Discs and The Economist.

  • Still working my way through Red Dead Redemption on an old Xbox 360. Looking forward to getting a Series X later this year and playing something more modern than 2010.


  • Gutted that the second UK lockdown is forcing Stronghold to close its doors for an unknown period.

This page is inspired by Joe Tsoi’s Now Page, which will lead you down a rabbit hole of other “Now” pages.