If I’m honest with you I’ve spent most of my life struggling to find balance. As a young child I tended to be into things, in an all or nothing kind of way, so if I was reading a book I wouldn’t just read it and put it down, I’d devour it, keep reading until … More In pursuit of a work-life balance
The return of #innopints is upon us – tonight a few of us are meeting in the innovation hotbed that is Newton Abbot, for drinks, curry, social and a bit of chat, some of which may well be about innovation. A few of us have met once before and decided we’d like to meet up … More Innovation and a curry – what’s not to like?
Almost a year ago the Government set up the Dilnot Commission to look at the future funding of care and support in England. Chaired by Andrew Dilnot, with the support of two commissioners Jo Williams and Norman Warner, the Commission is charged with making recommendations on how to achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system/s for care … More #Dilnot Commission – funding care and support
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
My mum just called to have a chat. She was reminiscing about this weekend two years ago. Today would have been the Thursday before my sister Abi, and her husband Steve got married and my Dad had just finished chemo early due to side effects. He couldn’t walk, literally, could barely take a step….yet had … More Reminiscing
I love cards; I love postcards; I love finding cards for people, writing them and sending them….but nothing beats one dropping through the letterbox. I love it. This year my birthday falls on a sunday, this sunday coming in fact. Sunday birthdays always lead to a certain level of disappointment for me, they just aren’t … More Birthday cards…no thanks!
I’ve been really loving coffee lately. This isn’t a new thing; in fact I suspect the only thing I’ve ever been addicted to is coffee! Therefore I consider myself a recovered/recovering (do you ever confidently recover from anything in life? That’s a post for another time) coffee addict. So take it as read that I … More A proper tea
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers – Tennessee Williams How often do we hear good news or good stories that involve strangers? How often are we suspicious or wary of strangers; or indifferent to them? How often do we hear horror stories in the press about people being attacked unprovoked by strangers … More The kindness of strangers
You guys have been awesome since the weekend when I was meant to get away to conference and then on holiday. Again I’ve been blown away by the support, friendship and morale shared with me via my friends over on twitter. So instead of moaning I wanted to show you something that is making me … More Happys
Photo by Josef.Stuefer So yesterday, if all had gone according to plan, I’d have flown to Canada for a conference. Right now those that made it (teams from Australia, Canada and Americe) will be getting up and ready for the day, I’ve spent the morning clearing an email backlog and am about to go and find … More A grounding experience