A few of our favourite things (December video edition)

Our favourite things, december

This week, I have finally created a semblance of order to life, plans and projects. Therefore, my current favourite things are OmniFocus, Evernote, Feedly, Pocket and Sparrow. I’ve resisted the tech for some time, but I must admit the order feels good.

Another favourite thing is Devon. We’re really enjoying our time here. I love my office that looks out to the hills, the fact we’re 15-minutes walk from the sea, and that every weekend there’s a quaint Christmas fete where I can spend 50p’s on the tombola. Delightful is how I’d describe it.

I’ll post with more news soon, but for the meantime, here’s a round-up of some of our favourite things from around the internet. This one is a special video edition, and includes some suggestions from our good friend Max (thank you!).

The view from my office in Devon.

The view from my office in Devon.


This had me in tears. The beautiful story of how a 96-year old man’s song for his dearly departed wife became a Billboard hit.

Would you trust this? An invisible bicycle helmet.

Just watching this video makes me feel nervous. Russian freerunner doing wild stunts.

Perfect for Bridges and Balloons – a time lapse of the Albuquerque balloon fiesta. We really need to go to that someday.

Oh my, this is epic. Video of graffiti artists transforming a warehouse.

Beautiful animation on the innovation of loneliness.

Remember the trials and tribulations of making a mix tape?

Short mesmerizing video about the beauty of mathematics.

My goodness, this 12-year old is intelligent! Listen to him chat about women’s rights! Gives me hope for the future.

The blurb says “I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm”. He achieved it – a kaleidoscopic time lapse of America’s big cities.

Shakespeare meets modern word play via one of Briain’s best spoken word artists, Kate Tempest. This is awesome.

Did you know puffer fish are actually tiny little artists? Here’s the proof.

The cinematography in this short surf video is stunningly evocative, and I love the message too. Lookign forward to seeing the feature.

That’s all for now. Til next time,


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  1. says

    There is something strangely, incredibly beautiful about hot air balloons!
    Thank you for bringing this wonderful fact into my life- now I NEED to take a ride in one…

  2. says

    I always find something interesting to read in your ‘Favorite things’ round-up :) And also – we were sad that we missed the Albuquerque balloon fiesta by DAYS on our New Mexico road trip in September, but now I am even more pissed and have to make sure we’ll make it there for the balloon fiesta one year :)

    • Victoria says

      Good, I’m pleased you enjoy it! We did the same with the Rio Carnival. Can’t believe we missed it!Would also love to go to the balloon fiesta. Doesn’t it look amazing?!

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