A year of work in progress – day 221

Day 221 – 22 December 2014 This morning was not ideal for a ride on a horse. It was dark, wet and very windy. Not that I was on a horse. I haven’t been on one for a long time. It was way back in the last millennium, in the Lead Hills in South Scotland … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 221

A year of work in progress – day 204

Day 204 – 27 November 2014 Twelve years a local government officer. Well, it’s not quite twelve years really, it’s more like eleven but you were not to know. Anyway, I have been a senior officer in local government for over eleven years now and managed to avoid an Audit Committee. That is until today. … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 204

A year of work in progress – day 191

Day 191 – 6 November 2014 The Digital Durham team has been put forward for another award. I’m mentioning this because I started at world headquarters this morning. This time it is the Great Staff, Great Stuff awards. It’s not a ploy to sell tickets this time though as they are held entirely within the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 191

A year of work in progress – day 183

Day 183 – 27 October 2014 The last half term of the school year means I am getting ever closer to the end of this blog. There are probably only forty or so days left and so I suppose I ought to be thinking about next year. Half term should also be a relatively quiet … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 183

A year of work in progress – day 179

Day 179 – 21 October 2014 Today had touches of yesterday. There was another conversation about application mapping in the morning and more big data in the afternoon. There were differences though. There was no trip to Seaham for one. Instead it was the slow road though the Team Valley. The traffic seems to be … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 179

A year of work in progress – day 175

Day 175 – 15 October 2014 Today was always going to be a long one. Several months ago we agreed to a Dynamo awards dinner and today it has arrived. It seemed so far away at the time. It is called Dynamites 14 and is to be held at the Newcastle Civic Centre in the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 175

A year of work in progress – day 166

Day 166 – 2 October 2014 Bob is someone I have mentioned a few times. He is the Managing Director of Accenture here in the North East and is passionate about skills and development. He’s worth taking to if you can get a moment with him but he is a busy man. I met Bob … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 166

A year of work in progress – day 143

Day 143 – 26 August 2014 One of the disadvantages of driving to Durham every day is that I rack up a fair few miles and need to get my car serviced frequently. Today was the day and I also needed some new discs and pads. Of course it’s very difficult to do without my … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 143

A year of work in progress – day 140

Day 140 – 20 August 2014 You go away for a couple of weeks and everything happens. The car park outside of Meadowfield has been extended (the islands have been removed) which is going to make it easier once everyone is back in September. More importantly the stairs have been fixed to the new upstairs … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 140