#ExpatLife is… not knowing which currency to root for

by Phil on September 24, 2013

Aus dollar has been super strong this year but I have a feeling that it’s only downhill from here. Or uphill, I suppose, looking at this chart.

Exchange rate comparison

Blogging is really easy with Byword’s publish add-in

by Phil on September 9, 2013

I just upgraded Byword on OSX to add publishing to WordPress. £2.99 was all it cost, and it’s easily the best way to blog I’ve used of late.


Google+ testing new layout options?

by Phil on September 9, 2013

I’ve never seen this one before. Three columns, with the photo taking up two columns and interactions to the right. It also prominently features the full text of the update without expanding. Would be an amazing placement for a branded update.

New Google+ layout

Get as far upstream as you can

by Phil on December 12, 2012

AKA the platform predicament.

Thought for the day

by Phil on November 7, 2012


Sometimes it’s good to be casual

Sculpture by the Sea

by Phil on November 3, 2012


Just finished the Sculpture by the Sea trail in Sydney. Really good, may come again tomorrow.

I went in reverse – Tamarama > Bondi – to try and dodge the inevitable crowds. Got a couple of pics with the OMD but a big overcast and a little rain got in the way, as did the rest of the walkers and joggers.

Last day in London

by Phil on September 13, 2012

Last day in London, originally uploaded by Phil Sheard.

Via Flickr:
Thanks for making it sunny, guys. Looking east from Waterloo bridge.

Sydney beckons

by Phil on September 11, 2012

As the old saying goes, “If you ever get chance to move to Sydney to launch your agency in a new market, take it”.

It’s not a well known saying, admittedly, but it’s been very useful for me recently. Because that’s what’s happening. I’m moving to Sydney to setup a new office for 33 Digital.

33 Digital gets bigger and more badass every day. As London grows the opportunity arose to take the business to new places and try to replicate this success around the world. Fast forward a few months and I’m relocating to Sydney to launch us in Australia, to build a team and expand our coverage both into new countries and new timezones.

One of my photos from a trip to Sydney, April 2012

I’ve been to Sydney as a tourist and my girlfriend has family there too. Plus, y’know – it’s Sydney. My amazing girlfriend (or de facto spouse, if anyone from immigration is reading this) is making the move too which is really exciting for both of us. I’ll hate to be so far away from family and friends but all things considered it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait.

Looking back to Bondi beach

Morning sky in Richmond

by Phil on September 11, 2012


Jumping dog

by Phil on September 5, 2012

Jumping dog 2, originally uploaded by Phil Sheard.

Just a wee photopost from my family visit to Aberdeen last weekend.

I know some dogs hate being washed but Cassie the collie is right at the other end of the spectrum.