Should I have attended #LocalGovCamp?

LocalGovCamp took place at the weekend. It’s a place where conversations happen, ideas are formed and connections are made. Massive thanks to the organisers, especially Sarah Lay, and also to the sponsors and the attendees for making LocalGovCamp happen. You’re all amazing and I love you big time. I was lucky enough to go to … Continue reading

The Journal

Whenever we go on holiday I keep a journey of our travels. Sitting writing about our adventures at the end of each day, with a cold drink is a perfect way to finish the day off. I’ve been keeping holiday journals for nearly 15 years. It started mainly because Mr B and I have such … Continue reading

B&Q, barbecues and bluebells

Gotta love a bank holiday. The last one we had was spent visiting B&Q (Mr Bs favourite shop), having a barbecue and visiting the bluebells off the beaten track, round the back of The Wrekin. Local folk law would have you believe that The Wrekin is a hill made when a pile of soil fell … Continue reading

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