Weeknotes S6 Ep07 – Higgledy piggldy topsy turvy

The first of what will be three weird weeks I think. The little one was on half term so my other half took Monday-Wednesday off so we could split childcare. It’s meant that my week has been a bit topsy turvey. A seriously bad migraine woke me up on Monday morning at 5.30am and made…

Weeknotes S6 Ep06 – On the road…

Roadshow[1] This week the Local Digital Collaboration Unit had 100 attendees at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Here East, Stratford to talk about the Local Digital Declaration and hear some case studies, and have an unconference… so not much really. That was Wednesday and it was a busy day; even though I feel like I…

Weeknotes S6 Ep05 – No title

Hello lovely people of the internet. How are you? I’m feeling fairly anxious today. But, I have a lovely new scented candle which is burning on the mantelpiece, some flowers on the windowsill (that I somehow had foresight to order for myself earlier in the week) with lavender and eucalyptus in, so it smells pretty…

Weeknotes S6 Ep04 – “Squeak! Croak! Croak! Squeak!”

Overarching feeling of the week Hi, hello, how are you? I have been brewing a cold for a little over a week now and as I write this I have little to no voice left. As a result my week has felt a bit foggy. I feel full of snot. I haven’t slept well. But given…

Weeknotes S6 Ep03 – Vulnerability hangover

Hi hi. How are you? I wasn’t sure if I would write weeknotes this week because I wrote quite a long post about my experiences at GovCamp and published that yesterday. And, honestly, writing that took it out of me a little bit and I wasn’t sure I had anything more to say, but actually,…

Notes from GovCamp #ukgc19

A post about GovCamp that might not be entirely about GovCamp A list of pitches that I wanted to go to. I only made it to one of these! Last Saturday I got up early and headed off on a cold train to attend UK CovCamp at the MoJ offices in Westminster. Lots of people have already…

Weeknotes S6 Ep02

Hey Duggie painting and decorating. Before I begin Hey. Hi. How are you? I tried to start writing this yesterday (Thursday) but at every point my brain just said no, no no. Stop. We had a lot of people in the house doing our garden and some decorating. I was distracted and I couldn’t stop and…

Quicknotes from One Team Gov Westminster Breakfast

Picking up the mantle from Jenny this week! Jenny is away this week so I’m making some quick notes of our conversations at One Team Gov breakfast. These are quicknotes so they don’t represent the full discussion but give a flavour. Please come and join in the conversation. “Should I volunteer to work on No Deal…

Weeknotes S6 Ep01

Well. Hello. Happy 2019. How are you feeling about being back at work? I have no idea what I’m doing. I came back this week, late, flustered (after my train was cancelled [1]) and straight into a stand up where it suddenly dawned on me just how little I remember of what I was doing before Christmas….

Blogging Retro 2018

What happened? 60! I’ve been meaning to sit down and think about the detail of my writing and try and work out a few things so that I can think a bit more about how I take my blogging forward in 2019. Then I saw that Dan had done a retro and thought, yep, that’s…