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

A Rural Walk April 2013

I’m a big fan of the blog posts from Janet Davis who takes us on an Urban Walk. Janet shares photos of objects and items she spots along the way, seeing the beauty in the ordinary, and making me look at the everyday in a new way. Me and the 5yo went for a walk around … Continue reading

No Excuse for Domestic Abuse

As Today is International Women’s Day, I thought I would share some news about a new role I have. Back in November 2012 I saw on Twitter that West Mercia Women’s Aid, a charity which had been working for 30 Years to support Women & Children experiencing Domestic Abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, were … 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

A Done List

I like developing project plans and action plans. They are like one big to do list and I’m a big fan of lists. They help me look organised when actually I work very chaotically. They help me stay focused. They remind me of deadlines, and I’ve realised I work much better when there is a … Continue reading