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 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…

Sketchnoting, or something like that…

A couple of people in my team recently asked me to run a session about sketchnoting after I posted my notes from TeaCamp (above). Which made me think I should order my thoughts and try and make something useful. So this blog will cover why and how I started sketchnoting, what I think the benefits are,…

Weeknotes S04 Ep2

Open the door, get on the floor Everybody walk the dinosaur Overarching feeling of the week A varied week with some running around days and other days with a bit of downtime. We recently moved desks and I think this partly contributed to my Monday being my best day since I started my new job. This is because…

Weeknotes S03 Ep10

Get Stuff Done Overarching feeling of the week I checked back over the notes I took for last week and, even though they are mostly incomprihensible now (after a lovely long easter weekend with the family and a proper wind-down) this one stood out: I have ways of getting stuff done and I AM GOING TO GET…

TedX Whitehall Women

Trying a live blog… Claire Eadington @Marathonshine: crossing bridges and not listening to our own trolls. “You have the resources, you have the skills, you have the gumption” Dan Susman @DanSoos: what has the European Convention of Human Rights ever done for us? How can a film produce the opposite effect of its intention? Will an…

Weeknotes S2 Ep04

Big Brown question marks. Overarching feeling of the week. I’m really sick of big brown question marks. A couple of awkward/bad situations this week have made me think that the whole thing has been pants. But that’s not the whole picture, there’s actually been a ton of good stuff too — see below. Achievements I had a few good…

Weeknotes S2 Ep03

This subtitle intentionally left blank. Overarching feeling of the week. A much calmer week with longer gaps between meetings has given me some brain space. I’ve still done little bits of work out of hours, but it’s been manageable flexi-time, not over time. I’ve been home for toddler bath and bed twice this week which is good….

I’d like somebody to be my mentor…

If you want to help, please get in touch. Its been almost 4 weeks since I posted the above tweet. When I wrote it, I knew the doors of the universe wouldn’t magically open and bring me the right person immediately; but I also knew that the Twitter hive-mind would have been here before, would know…