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 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…

A Beauty Bust: closing thoughts

What I learned by not making any beauty purchases for eight months In January I decided to try and stop buying any beauty products for a whole year. My objectives were: be more mindful about my motivations for buying save some money make some space in my house by using up what I already have when…

Weeknotes S2Ep08

A bit of space Overarching feeling of the week A much quieter week, I’ve had some space to think and some opportunities to “be nosy” within work hours rather than outside of them. Space to do things which are interesting, helpful, useful. Space to learn. I feel a bit better, and a bit more like myself. I’m…

Weeknotes S01 Ep11

Special bonus feature Here I am, after saying I’d call this series a day at ten episodes, now bringing you a super special extra episode! It feels right, as I’m on holiday next week, so there will be a natural break in proceedings. And, as this is the season finale, I’ve also included a little round…

Weeknotes S01 Ep05

Another non-typical week… Since I started weeknotes, for a variety of reasons, I’ve had a series of what have felt like non-typical weeks. So I thought I’d take stock a little and see what’s been going on… Ep01 – 2 work from home (WFH) days Ep02 – approx 2 days travel to Brizzle and back…

My accelerator journey…

How taking a chance on an accelerator scheme helped me find meaning and motivation in my work. I joined my department in April 2015 at end of a significant technology transformation project, the first of it’s kind in the Civil Service. It’s fair to say that when I started, my team we were all on a…

Beauty Bust: June update

I’m trying not to buy any beauty products for a year. Here’s my 6 month check-in. After my previous misdemeanour I’ve jumped back on the wagon and I think I’m doing pretty well with not buying (despite two small indiscretions which I actually feel fine about). My indiscretions were to buy a big blue pot…

Beauty Bust: April/May update

I’m giving up beauty buys. Well, trying to. I didn’t manage an update in April. Partly because I couldn’t find time among work, time off, a toddler with chicken pox and trying to keep my head above the water of general life admin… but also because I fell spectacularly off the wagon in April. I’ll do…