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…

Weeknotes S5 Ep1

Hey there part-timer Hello to you, person reading my weeknotes. How are you? These weeknotes are a break with my usual structure and style because in truth I think I’m a bit blogged out for the moment, which feels strange. But with a new working pattern, childcare and general routine upheaval I’ve been struggling to…

Not weeknotes

But a list of links to things I’ve read and found interesting this week. I’ve only ever put these kinds of links at the bottom of my weeknotes and I’m never entirely sure how useful they are to anyone. But if racial and gender biases, feminism, mental health, agile working, user research, content design, AI and…

Weeknotes S4 Ep14

Rakastuneille[1] A bench that includes the inscription Rakastuneille. But first… This is going to be my last weeknote for a while because I’ll be going off on holiday on Thursday! Yes, FINALLY! I’m off with the family to Cornwall for just over a week, and then easing my little one into his first few weeks…

Weeknotes S4 Eps 13

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head. A rainy puddle. Overarching feeling of the week As I write this I am wearing a jumper, some thick wooly socks, and I have a blanket over me. I walked home from a lovely coffee with a friend this morning and I didn’t have a jacket. I was also wearing sandals. I…

Weeknotes S4 Eps 12

Emotional sponge An emotional sponge(bob) Overarching feeling of the week Another week and another big brown question mark hangs over proceedings. I can tell that it’s left a few of my team feeling discombobulated but I can also see that people are being cautiously hopeful that change and disruption might bring about something positive, thats good….

Weeknotes S4 Eps 11

Katamari storytelling Katamari computer game Overarching feeling of the week I’m struggling to know where to start because this week it’s been one of stories, telling some, hearing lots more and taking all that in. Listening to people and listening and listening and listening. Ewan McGregor is listening. It’s hard to write weeknotes with all those stories…

Weeknotes S4 Ep08

It’s still sunny! Sarah and duck (and umbrella) dressed as a rainbow because I’m writing this and its Pride weekend. So sending love out there into the world via the medium of kids cartoons. Overarching feeling of the week A bit of a mixed up week with various things happening and feeling like I’m all over the…

Weeknotes S04 Ep07

Oof. Pokemon representation of the battle going on in my head. But first… A mental health check in. It would be wrong of me to keep writing these weeknotes without calling out that I’ve been having a bit of a hard time this year. Other people in the weeknotes community have been really brave recently and…

Weeknotes S04 Ep06

Not bad. Not bad, Paul Rudd, not bad at all [1] Overarching feeling of the week Not too bad really, a varied set of things going on which have been interesting. Meaty puzzles to grapple with (which I love). Some nice interactions and new people. That’s good. Some good non-work related news came in on Wednesday which…