Something needs to be done to stop the spread of the pandemic. The government has an enormously difficult job on its hands and it needs to be able to take swift and decisive action. In the movable feast that is Covid-19 there is no doubt that mistakes will be made. Many will not like the … Continue reading Coronavirus Bill
Make friends with those you don’t like
I normally save my political blogs until Thursday and so, whilst this strays into the subject it is much more related to work. The reason I mention it is because over the last few years I have been over-active on Twitter on the back of the political unrest that we continue to find ourselves in. … Continue reading Make friends with those you don’t like
Do moles drown when it rains?
These are the kind of questions that occupy my mind, especially if I have a quiet time. Recently I was perplexed by the thought that ‘if it is dark outside and you have the lights on and you open the curtains, will the room become darker? Will the light seep out of the window rather … Continue reading Do moles drown when it rains?
Starting from the middle
One of the beauties of being semi-retired is that on some days I get to do what I want. This can mean going out for a coffee, reading a book, visiting somewhere interesting or even picking up a hobby. Some things are good when the weather is fine, I have even been known to do … Continue reading Starting from the middle
Have you ever stared at a jigsaw piece and wondered what it is called or looked at the shape that you are looking for and wondered how to describe it? I have and apparently I am not alone. Despite a few attempts at a comprehensive classification of jigsaw piece shapes and cutting designs, there is … Continue reading Jigsaw pieces
I don’t agree with you
Twice today I have been told that someone doesn’t agree with me. For a fraction of a second I was hurt and in a way I probably still am. I am blogging about it after all. Yet the more I think about it the less concerned I become. Everyone deep down believes that what … Continue reading I don’t agree with you
Early human remains have been discovered in Europe dating back to over seven million years. This may be stretching a point. They are the remains of an ape-like creature with human-like teeth found in both Bulgaria and Greece yet the inference is enormous. This discovery turns our current thinking of human evolution on its head. … Continue reading Evolving people
I had a great morning in the One Point Service at Bishop Auckland. The weather was awful and it didn’t help that I had put the wrong postcode into my satnav but other than that it was time very well spent. The One Point Service brings council staff together with the NHS and provides a … Continue reading Social Care
Twenty six days of colour – Eggplant #AtoZchallenge
These have been interesting times in the public sector. Money has been very tight. They have called it austerity, a period of eight years of cuts, perhaps longer. My budget is over forty per cent smaller than five years ago. I’ve lost nearly half the people who worked for me and still we have some … Continue reading Twenty six days of colour – Eggplant #AtoZchallenge
Unfolding plans 178 – Out of the toolbox
The topic for this round of presentations has been ‘Out of the Toolbox’. The title is an obvious reference to thinking outside the box but also attempts to draw us back to the work that we do. It was Saul Kaplan who said that we need to take our ideas off the white board and … Continue reading Unfolding plans 178 – Out of the toolbox