The “year in cities” approach to summarising a year is something I adopted from Jason Kottke many years ago. In writing this year’s entry, I realise I somehow drafted but failed to publish 2012 and 2013’s posts; I will have to freshen them up, check they are correct the best I can without the wonderful help of sadly missed Dopplr and send them out into the world.

But for now, 2014. It was a bit of a complicated year and I ended up living in three separate places. Many of these were speaking-related trips, and you can see which conferences I was speaking at on my Lanyrd profile.


  • Dusseldorf, Germany* (oh so many, many times)
  • Sitges, Spain (near Barcelona)
  • Praia da Rocha, Portugal
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Austin, Texas, USA


  • Newcastle, UK**
  • Thatcham, UK**
  • London, UK**
  • Belfast, UK
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Bath, UK
  • Bristol, UK*
  • Falmouth, UK
  • Tiverton, UK*
  • Cardiff, UK

Previous editions: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

* denotes multiple trips
** denotes places I lived; in a “rented a room or bought a house/flat” way rather than a “oh god how many nights will I have to stay in this hotel room” way