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For the last few years I’ve looked back at particular highlights of the year just passed and also used it as a chance to consider some of my hopes for the coming year. It’s interesting to look back now over three years to see how life has changed, and now here my #nurture1415 post. My … Continue reading

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

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 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

Why I Loved CommsCamp13

So on Tuesday 26th February I attended CommsCamp13, organised by the skilful Ann Kempster, Dan Slee and Darren Caveney. You can read more about the event here in preparation for your attendance at #commscamp14. (Did you see Dan, Ann and Darren twitch then?) A good way for me to organise initial thoughts and feelings is … Continue reading

#nurture1213 Highlights

It was a couple of weeks ago when I first saw the nurture1213 hashtag, a chance to list 12 highlights from 2012 and 13 hopes for 2013. I liked the sound of this, an opportunity to reflect, and time to plan, and it involved lists, not one but two, and I’m a big fan of … Continue reading

My 15 Favourite quotes from #digifutures12

Today I’ve been to Digital Futures to explore how digital media can improve the way organisations communicate with residents and deliver services. You can find out more at the Digital Futures blog. There were some wonderful, motivating and captivating speakers at the event – here’s my favourite quotes from the day. The future is here, … Continue reading

My Localgovcamp 2012 list

I like lists, they’re:- To the point Easy to read Make me feel organised I also like localgovcamp, because It’s for people with an interest in:- Social Media Digital Local gov Central gov People Processes Platforms Making stuff work better for users Cake this list is actually endless and it should always be endless, different … Continue reading

My first UK Gov Camp

My First UK Gov Camp I’m a reflector so knew I would need time to be able to process my first ever experience of UK Gov Camp (ukgc12). I needed time before I would be able to explore both what I took from the weekend and how it made me feel (I’m also a feeler). … Continue reading

#LocalGovCamp – the view of a newbie

So, here it is then. My first ever blog. I’m quite excited about writing it, although you may have already clicked the back button. The event which has prompted this potentially life changing moment was #localgovcamp. The Twitter feeds before the event held great anticipation and those during the event showed much enthusiasm, but I … Continue reading