▨ Jamie McHale

September 2022

Cycling, EdinburghJS, Reading

Not long to go until our baby arrives. We’ve prepped the house, had double glazing installed, and bought a car that is more suitable for carrying a child around. The Baby Box from the Government arrived. We are celebrating a year in the flat, and reflecting on all that has changed and is about to change.

Edinburgh was a stange place for much of the middle of the month. With the death of The Queen the streets were busy - the Scottish version of “the queue” looped through The Meadows near our house.

I took off on a cycling trip doing the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over the course of four days. I added some photos and details to my journal.

The Start of the C2C
The Lake District
At the end of the C2C

EdinburghJS resumed after the summer break with a talk by Rory Gianni on the Principles of D3. We had a great turnout, and I’m looking forward to growing the meetup with Esteban and Allan into the new year.

Rory presenting at EdinburghJS
Rory presenting at EdinburghJS

Jac was kind to invite us over to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with her and some friends. We ate sweet food, round bread, and listened to a valiant effort of some shofar blowing.


This month I read a fair amount of Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism and:

That’s all for this month. I’ll be spending the next few weeks in a state of nervous excitement, waiting for the baby to arrive. 👋