I’m Stuart Lennon.

Here, I explore how to survive, even prosper, in this mad world. Thanks for coming by.


Working Tools. Boiling the frog

I would recommend every single app and service above. Individually, each is excellent. However, it’s astonishing how these reasonable fees add up to an unreasonable total.

6. Los Arcos

Famed, because it’s a fountain of free wine. Seriously. It is. The theory is that the pilgrim fills their scallop shell, and sips appreciatively.

Inspire 3

"A windows minimalist markdown editor for notes and distraction-free writing." I was talking with TJ on 1857 about transitioning some of my work from MacOS to Windows. I moved in the opposite direction in 2010, and apart from a brief dalliance with a Chromebook, have been in the fruit-based ecosystem

On camino - 2016

20km into a day, hot, weary and thirsty, the sound of a bicycle bell behind can elicit violence from the most passive of pilgrims.

One Year No Beer

366 days without an alcoholic beverage. (Who would pick a leap year? Honestly.) At least it was an uneventful year...oh wait.

Merry Christmas

Here we are, the night before Christmas. Covid-19 continues to cut a swathe worldwide, but vaccination has begun. Anxious for Christmas at home, UK and EU negotiators decided to get on with it, and finalise Brexit. Perhaps everything is on the up? Merry Christmas to one and all, from Mrs

Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s only fair to warn you here - that on day 1, you are crossing the Pyrenees. As in, the mountain range. For the avoidance of doubt, that’s a lot of “up”. I trained.

4. Puente la Reina

The residents of Pamplona were, quite sensibly, in bed. There was very little traffic. All the more shocking then, that the only two cars on the road contrived to collide spectacularly.
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