This weekend I’ve been making an effort to not do very much, a few chores, some bits of personal admin, few phonecalls with friends, far too many hours online …and just when I thought I’d lost most of today with little to show for it I stumbled across Someone Once Told Me. SOTM features a … More Someone once told me…
Last night I picked up a few tweets in my stream from people who had gone along to the #media140 event in Glasgow which was organised by the lovely @markofrespect. I find it quite hard to follow an event when not there, even with live blogging and hashtags, I think one of the biggest dangers … More Social media and peer review
I’m going to start by apologising for what will not be my most reflective, coherent or considered blog post ever! I’ve just had the privilege of spending 24 hours in the company of Directors of Adult Social Care and representatives from some of their management teams. This was at @ripfa‘s Directors Policy Forum – will blog … More Doing things differently….systems and services
This is just a quick update. Today is a big day for two of the most important people in my life! My Dad is having his PET Scan, the results of which should tell us whether his cancer has returned, what stage it is at and allow his fantastic medical team to decide what their … More Smile, you’re on camera!
If you type Hinton St George into google, this map is the first thing you find: and to be honest it’s about all you would need, it’s tiny. Last Friday myself and Ferg had the pleasure of visiting Hinton St George, on the recommendation of Mark. It hadn’t been the best of weeks, I didn’t get … More Hinton St George
I blogged last week about my Dad’s health. He’d been called in to see his consultant following a routine scan which showed up a mass of cells under his liver. Well today he heard back from the hospital with the date for his PET Scan which is taking place on Thursday. He’s not allowed to eat … More So far, so good
A few weeks ago I went to support @niccombe and @fergusbisset as they took part in the Bupa London 10,000, a 10k run around London. Think its fair to say that tension was high before the run, for those of you who have never taken part in an organised run before there is something about … More The value of supporters
Last week I picked up @rokkster‘s request to Support a Royal by sending World Cup products to Marines currently serving in Afghanistan. Well this week I noticed that both Sainsburys and Asda have reduced down their tat to half price so for the bargain price of a fiver I walked out with 4 flags and … More World Cup Tat
This morning I blogged on the events of the past 24 hours surrounding my dad’s health. He’d been called in to see his consultant urgently – about 2.5 years ago my dad was diagnosed with bile duct cancer (official name cholangiocarcinoma), after years of surgery, chemo, MRSA, abscesses and other such complications, he was given … More Is the cancer back? Maybe.
Yesterday I had the privilege to hear Charles Leadbetter speak at research in practice‘s annual Directors Forum – an event they hold for leaders of children’s services to hear about evidence and reflect on how they can ensure their services best respond to it. This year their event focused on the design and redesign of … More Who is talking to who in public sector reform?