True Story

A collection of 20 posts

Mar 31, 2021

It started with a story

It started with a story

A year today, I kicked off my first ever AppsFlyer project. It was a Zoom call with Yamit, Michael, Vitali and Saima who were very patient with me. They indulged my rookie questions

Oct 23, 2020

I’m writing a romantic comedy

I’m writing a romantic comedy

For around twenty five years of my time on this planet, I’ve thought about writing a novel. I’ve got as far as writing an outline, sketching out the characters and even

Oct 13, 2020

Gogsy

Gogsy

As days go, we’d had better. Our Sunday afternoon jaunt to Kirriemuir to visit with the in-laws had to be cancelled. This was thanks to a Range Rover rear-ending an Army Land

Oct 12, 2020

Chicken

Chicken

This story takes place in July 2003 and is entirely true. I'd just graduated from Uni and was just a couple of months away from getting married. And, yes, it doesn't show me in the best of lights!

Oct 8, 2020

Crows

Crows

Someone asked me what I write about in my journal. Here's an example. (Contains swearage)

Aug 31, 2020

Filters

Filters

“You’re too close to your staff.” Those were the words from my boss back in 2011. His observation was that I was too friendly to the people I managed. I let my

Aug 13, 2020

Six Years

Six Years

6 years ago today I made one of the smartest decisons of my life. I asked for help. Back then, I was at the lowest point in my life. Today, I'm at my highest. This is an abridged and edited version of a talk I gave back in 2016. Thanks to everyone who has been part of my journey.

Aug 9, 2020

The Mind Reader

The Mind Reader

By the second date, I knew. I also knew that I wanted to share the words. I wanted to proclaim it to the World. But first, I needed to inform Gill. That was

Aug 7, 2020

Beating

Beating

In early 2004 part of my weekly routine was a drive to Leith in Edinburgh. Each Monday morning I’d battle my way through the rush hour traffic to get to the offices