Ok so I’m at risk of becoming quietly obsessed with ranting about my train experiences but there we have it – they’re a big part of my life so stick with me. After yesterdays fiasco with buying tickets All I need is a train ticket – you’d think that my journey today would be trouble … More Fast ticket machine – ha ha ha
How hard can it be? I know where I am and I know where I need to go, I know roughly what time – sometimes I know exactly what time, and I have a credit card ready and waiting to buy the tickets. So why, why, why do I dread booking train tickets so much? … More All I need is a train ticket
I don’t tend to watch much TV but tonight for some reason I stuck it on just as ITV’s new series of Children’s Hospital was starting. This series does what it says on the tin and follows the ins and outs of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The person who caught my eye and sucked me … More Meet Jack – Children’s Hospital
I’ve just seen the new Department of Health/Alzheimer’s Society ad campaign featuring Carol and Peter. I think the ads are fantastic – very clear and simple messages. These ads were designed to challenge the stigma and fear attached to dementia and I suspect they’ll do a good job. The two videos feature two middle aged people … More “I have dementia, I also have a life”
In September 2007 my Dad, Bobby J, turned 60. Having recently taken early retirement from his job as a postman, him and my mum were both looking forward to easing into retirement. At about the same time my little sis, Abi, and her fella, Steve, announced that they’d set a date to get married in … More Nine months – part one
My good friend in the twittersphere, Rich W, recently blogged about the use of cake as a management tool. His post was inspired by what I think was a tongue in cheek comment from the lovely Hadley Beeman. In a nutshell Rich declared the positive effects of the ‘making and sharing of cakes with your staff or … More The Hadley Effect: cake as a management tool!
I’ve been toying with whether or not to blog for what feels like an eternity. After about 18 months of life on twitter, I realised that increasingly there are things that warrant more discussion than 140 characters can afford. In an attempt to give me a gentle push in the blogging direction (and to eliminate … More To blog or not to blog?