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…

Weeknotes S5 Ep8

The finalé Hi! It’s Saturday morning and I’m in bed while the other half feeds the little one breakfast downstairs. I didn’t manage to get these notes written yesterday because I spent A MILLION YEARS queuing in the post office, and my parents were here, and I had to get a filling because I am…

Weeknotes S5 Ep7

A cartoon parrot writing notes. Before I begin… Hi hi. How are you? I hope you are OK and looking forward to the Christmas break. I told you this would rattle around quickly and I bet you still have lots of shopping to do, don’t you? Yeah. We all do. I had some time off and away…

Inspirations – super mega bonus edition

Art, design and illustration. A bit of fashion, and some other stuff… I haven’t blogged my usual monthly design finds for several months. So in order to clear the decks here’s a round up of lots of stuff to close off the year. A little rainbow of inspiration (with some darker stuff at the end, for…

Weeknotes S5 Ep6

Lesser-spotted Monday weeknotes My excellent mug says “Over thinking thinker over thinking things” Hi, how are you? This is a bit of a weird weeknote because I’m now writing this on a Monday, but I started it on Saturday… On Saturday the small human was watching the Gruffalo for the umpteenth time in the front room…

This is how I work… give or take.

Find out more about #MyPathToTheCivilService and how I work Amanda has been writing a blog post a day for #NaBloPoMo and she recently published a version of @jukesie’s recent “This is how I work…” post. She also nominated a few people to write their own version and I was one of those people. So, dutifully, here…

Weeknotes S5 Ep05

Disney, death by email and large grazing animals. A toddler walking around in a coat that is much too big for them. Hi! How are you? And hasn’t the weather gone cold? Brrrrr. Have you moved on to your big coat yet? I’m not on the biggest coat, but I’m on an interim big coat. I have…