Just got back from a short vacation on the Isle of Wight
and New Forest
on Sunday night... Since then we've been relaxing at home, apart from a two hour detour to the office.
Tristan and me on the Esplanade in Ventnor
The trip was nice - we had some trepidation in advance about bringing Tristan on another vacation at just a bit over 3 months. He was very good in Norway earlier this summer, but then we were around family and my mom and her partner used the opportunity to take him off our hands a lot of the time. Especially since we don't drive, and so took a cab to the station, train from Croydon to Portsmouth, ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde, train from Ryde Pier Head (the station - below - lies half a mile off the shore
, as the ferries can't safely get closer) to Shanklin and cab from Shanklin to Ventnor just to get to our hotel. But he was calm the whole time.
After a few days on Isle of Wight we went to Lyndhurst, New Forest and spent the weekend there, with visits to Lymington, Beaulieu (compulsory complaint: Why, oh why must the English pronounce everything inconsistently - the "English" pronunciation of Beaulieu just refuses to stick in my head; I guess that's what I get from actually knowing how the French "beau lieu" which the name comes from is pronounced; also: Lynd-hurst, but Ash-urst) and Exbury gardens.
Next time we'll probably spend a bit longer in one place - dragging all the extra stuff required for a baby with us made it a bit stressful, and scheduling everything around his feeding and nap times and diaper changes made things a bit frantic.
Last three days we haven't even left the house apart from my little office trip. "Recovering" from the trip I guess... Besides, it's been far too hot out today.... otherwise
... I've finally been hacking a bit on my Ruby compiler project again today (and I did a few bits and pieces whenever I could find a spare minute in the last week or so before I went off on vacation), and just got a couple more things I want to wrap up before posting another part in my series. I hope to post another part in a week or two.
Specifically I'm working towards making #attr_reader/writer/accessor work, which seems simple, but it led me down a rabbit hole to implement basics of Symbol, #define_method, as well as fix a number of bugs. On the upside getting this in place also means adding better debug output to #method_missing becomes simpler, and I have reasons to think that execution of the compiled version of the compiler itself will get a massive step closer.
Best way of keeping an eye on what's going on in the meantime is to follow my Github commits
, or my Twitter feed