Channel shift or Channel shove?

For one reason or another  I wasn’t blogging much at the time I attended the inaugural channel shift camp in November 2013, organised by the amazing Nick Hill and others at Public Sector Customer Service Forum  so this is a very delayed post on that event and my thoughts generally about channel shift. I get that there isn’t much … Continue reading

Back to Blog

OK, so here’s the thing. I haven’t been blogging for a while, and I’ve been wondering why that might be and what I might be able to do to sort that out. Work has changed. It had to change. Half of my team left so we had to change, and change quickly. Aspects of work … Continue reading

#Nurture1314 Hopes

My last post was on my Highlights of 2013, and this one is looking at my Hopes for 2014. So, what do I Hope for the year ahead? Significant birthdays: Both myself and Mr B have significant birthdays in 2014, mine in the worst month to have a birthday and Mr Bs in September. We’re … Continue reading

Nurture1314 Highlights

Last year I blogged under the Nurture1213 tag, which offered a chance to reflect on my Highlights of the year just gone by and my Hopes for the forthcoming year. It’s been interesting rereading the hopes post. Have I achieved all I wanted, and how do I feel about that? I am of course taking … Continue reading

My summer in 8 ice creams

It might be fair to say that autumn is here. When I’ve got in from work this week I’ve had to put on a jumper and a pair of socks. We haven’t reached the ‘officially turning on of the central heating’ date at Bentham Towers, but that date in October will be here before I … Continue reading

A Welsh Walk

Imagine if you will, it’s the 1970s, the width of a kipper tie is challenged only by the width of shirt collars, you feel a bit dizzy from the overpowering patterned dress which has out done the flock wallpaper, I’ve invited you round to my house with the lure of a glass or two of … Continue reading

Understanding communication aka Say What?!?

For all who clicked on this blog thinking I might finally have something insightful to say about comms, I am sorry to disappoint. Yes it is a blog about the art of communicating, but it’s mainly a blog about my 5 year old as he grapples with pronunciation. We all know that learning to communicate … Continue reading

A Beach Walk May 2013

I am very lucky to be able to head to a field in Wales during the spring and summer months and spend my time walking the hills or the beautiful coastline. I have heard it said that Shropshire would have a wonderful coastline if it weren’t for Wales. The beaches are wide and sandy, and … Continue reading

Ebook Publishing in Local Gov

So, exciting news at Shropshire Family Information Service  HQ, we’ve published our first ebook. Let me hear you say whoop whoop. No? Just me then. Parents can now download our information on Amazon. We’re amazed by this. We feel like rockstars. We may, or may not* keep clicking on Amazon just to look at the … Continue reading