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 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,…

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….

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 Ep4

Here we go again. Cruella De Vil says “Blast this wretched, wretched pen!” Hello, here we are at weeknotes again. Another week flown past and I’m sat here thinking about what to write. I’m feeling generally like this week was productive. I came out of some of the greyness of last week and started to feel things…