I can not tell you how excited I am, at least I can not possibly put it into words in a way that will convey the relief, enthusiasm and excitement of what lies ahead! A couple weeks ago I started looking for travel insurance that would cover me if I booked a holiday and was … More Holiday on the horizon
I realised this week that it has been too long since I cooked a meal from scratch, well with the exception of the roast I did the other week! When life gets hectic and busy I tend to cut corners and live off pasta and pesto…or worse still, crackers, crisps and houmous. I have been … More Curry creation
My little sister’s Christening – far too many years ago to admit to the date My sister is having routine day surgery this week, her hubby is serving in Afghanistan at the mo so Mum is going up to have my niece and keep my sister company for a couple weeks. Next week Dad is … More Life in sepia
In about a month I have a fortnight booked off work, it’s my first break since March and I can’t wait. This year seems mad busy, one thing after another, shed load of work, real life and personal stuff. There have been a couple of weddings, a hen weekend and a forthcoming christening – all … More Travel insurance when relative has terminal #cancer diagnosis
The title of this blog post is a quote from an article in The Economist: Think Different, that asks whether innovation can be learned. It provides a whistle-stop summary, nothing earth shatteringly new, but it does identify five traits, or habits of mind, of disruptive innovators. They are: 1. associating 2. questioning 3. observing 4. networking 5. … More Innovators are constantly asking why things aren’t done differently #innopints
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. Three months ago I wrote a post To build a wendy house that talked about my Dad’s continuing battle with cancer, cholangiocarcinoma to be precise. I wrote it the morning of a hospital appointment, that I also blogged about in To chemo … More To build a wendy house – Part 2
About ten years ago I was finishing my PhD – it had been a lonnnnnnnnng slog, you can probably get some idea of how epic from the magnitude (and overly flowery nature) of my acknowledgements page, that you can read here. Throughout the time of finishing and writing up my PhD I promised myself many … More Help please – which camera?