Author Archives: Peter Woodthorpe

About Peter Woodthorpe

I am a Research Design Engineer living in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom as well as a Childrens Worker for Kidz Klub Leeds. I hold a International Master of Design degree from the University of Leeds.

Love for the Commute

Sometimes I hate my commute to work, it’s 14 miles from my house to where I work in Otley, West Yorkshire and anyway you put it, without a car (depending on the time of day and traffic) it is over … Continue reading

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A Rugby Double Header

Last weekend was a busy (and expensive one) for me, I was already long booked and sorted to head off to Glasgow on Saturday morning for the Six Nations Rugby Union clash between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield but I … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here, Honest

Hi all, Just dropping by to let you know I am still here, Somewhere! It’s been a very busy time lately and my time spent at home has mainly been recovering from the busy work schedule I have at the … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Leeds United

Design isn’t always about products, you have to be aware of the world around you and social design is a key concern at the moment. Leeds is a rapidly expanding city and has the largest financial sector outside of London. … Continue reading

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Changing the Rules

Changing the rules has been a subject on my mind for a few weeks now. I suppose this has to be because my job is to question and change existing rules and methods. However, the aim is to change the … Continue reading

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Reviving the Mac

My workhorse home computer is a 13 inch Macbook, one of the “ipod white” ones. I took advantage of the favourable exchange rate when in Canada to buy one when I lived and studied there. That makes the computer approaching … Continue reading

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Cricket and Insomnia

The first week of a new year is always a hard one, things come thick and fast with a heavy bump after the pleasant nature of the holidays. Tuesday I was back to work and straight back into the thick … Continue reading

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