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: The best thing Apple announce today? The photos that will be able to recognise your pets’ faces.

: Schadenfreude is a very underrated form of therapy.

: Tonight’s live version of Sometimes by James plus choir and orchestra was magnificent. I hope the …

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: Finally got around to creating a Gumroad shop for the various digital products I create.

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: Why the tax year ends on 5 April The UK government does its financial planning and prepares financial statements using 1 April to 31 …

: Don’t use $10 words In my first job as a qualified accountant I learned most of what I had to do from the files left by …

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: London is a great city to walk in when the sun is shining. #nofilter

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: The typesetter has sent the finished files for the 3rd edition of my #book to the printers. This is …

: All hot bike rides should end with a beer in the garden

: Todays office

: View on the climb up to the hotel

: Post bike ride beer #beerstagram

: A room with a view

: Dylan likes to know what’s going on #goldenretriever

: Lovely morning to walk the dog.

: richardhawley in #Buxton tonight

: Relaxing after a hard week

: #billybragg in Sheffield City Hall

: Went past our house today

: Stage 1 of Tour of Britain #WorldChamp

: Lord Marples bitter

: Lovely pint of Five Kingdoms bitter this lunchtime at @steam #beerstagram

: This is how Dylan tells us he’s hungry

: Sunny afternoon

: The water’s lovely …

: Enjoyed reading this. It’s the internal monologue of a cyclist throughout a race (in 1977).

: Time to buy more wrapping paper

: Dylan having a tea break

: Dylan was very excited to go to the #beach #shotoniphone

: Dylan is happy there are still several troughs around the village.



: The dog after a day at @prettypawspetcare

: It is 15 years ago today that I last had a job as an employee.

: In Dubai for work this week but found time to make the small crowd here a little bit bigger.


: I would very much like a coat, please. #puppy

: A Kazak #beerstagram

: My workplace this week #pfm #training

: At Tour of Britain finish line

: Me and the puppy lounging on a Saturday night

: Working today with a puppy asleep on my foot.

: Rummaged through some record racks today for first time in 20 years

: Having short break in Pembrokeshire

: The cat doesn’t want me to write today

: Yusuf parfait. A fine end to dinner @hiccelondon

: ianguy1 This one!

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: Tour de France #beerstagram #tdf

: Post bike ride #beerstagram

: And next it’s #Courteeners

: #Blossoms at Raise the Roof benefit show in #Manchester


: What you need after an hour of queuing in a hot airport terminal #beerstagram

: Enjoying lunch at @mestilhotel

: Label says it’s brewed in Uganda at the source of the Nile (which I thought was in Rwanda). …

: Continuing my international #beerstagram with #NileSpecial


: Latest of my #beerstagram posts. Plenty of tasty IPAs in BC like this one: Blue Buck Ale.

: Came to #ucluelet to watch storms but so far it’s been perfect spring weather

: Georgian Dublin

: The spot where two spokes on my bike snapped. #walkhome

: Fresh dusting of snow overnight


: Some recycling to go to the Apple Store

: Tate Britain still has its Christmas lights on

: I got the author copies of my new book, International Public Financial Management: Essentials of …

: I took an icy walk this afternoon

: I’ve been working on creating this online course for the last few weeks. Will publish on …

: ianguy1 I’ve been de-cluttering and found this along with the setlist for the show

: Cutting down on plastics this year

: I’m teaching public sector financial management today and rest of this week #pfm #mpa

: A day out in the city where I was a student (long ago)

: Summer’s over and the cat needs to keep warm

: This morning’s view

: Here’s the sunset

: Hoi An’s local brew, beside the river at sunset

: Another beer

: Taking a break in Hanoi #rickshawtravel #lonelyplanet

: Another local beer

: I like to try the local beer

: #billybragg In good form at Manchester Folk Festival tonight

: I like cool, clear autumn days




: Sunny Saturday morning elevenses

: My new book will be out in January 2019. #CIPFA #Routledge #PFM #accounting

: Day spent on some research at Gwent Police.

: This is what I’ve been working on today

: Off to the meeting of the trustees of Friends of Ibba Girls School today

: Another pic from last week’s balloon flight









: Out walking the nearby lanes yesterday we picked some blackberries and now we have jam.

: First tomato of the season

: I’d like to know the story behind this

: Took this pic at top of the Aubisque in 2014 #TdF

: Talking to #cipfa north east today about report writing and presentations

: The cat is feeling the heat

: Perfect day for a lunch ride


: Very red sun at sunset tonight #nofilter

: The view on our evening stroll

: The cat is sulking at the top of the stairs

: Finished the Transpennine Trail today with an 85 mile ride from Doncaster

: Missed connection by 5 minutes so nearly an hour to wait in the Sheffield Tap

: Sunny spring day in Copenhagen

: Belle and Sebastian like a few dancers on stage

: Belle and Sebastian on good form tonight

: Cat in a box

: Pint of Yorkshire bitter while I wait for my train.



: All quiet in the centre of the village


: Testing portrait mode on new phone

: Which reminded me of this view from a toilet in the Atacama Desert in 2015

: This is the view from the toilet on flight WY105 as we flew over Iran yesterday

: Not bad here, too


: It’s not bad round here

: Mam Tor looked good as a rode past today.

: I really like the old part of Barcelona

: The Sagrada Familia really is an amazing bit of architecture.

: An Alberta traffic jam

: Saw a few grizzly bears today @tweedsmuirparklodge

: Took a helicopter flight up to some glaciers yesterday #exploreBC

: Parking is hard to find in downtown Vancouver

: Spot the rainbow

: The Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik

: Markets are done better in Scandinavia

: Emmanuel Jal

: Went to the Emirates Stadium today

: Film night at Ibba School

: Ibba girls playing football @ibbaschool

: Ibba School from the air

: Ibba’s County Education Office

: At church in Ibba

: Ibba girls in their uniforms today

: Goalkeeper

: Counting out the wages

: With Santino, the new finance manager at Ibba School

: Yoane’s transport

: Inside a cosy Cessna flight to South Sudan

: A view of Lake Victoria

: A view of Lake Victoria

: I’d never been to Leadenhall Market until yesterday


: The London Eye

: Wicklow Head lighthouse

: LHR Terminal 5 is always busy

: Lake Coniston in the autumn sunshine

: Cat and Fiddle climb


: Goliath burger at Burger Bar, Montreal


: Cat on the roof