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Learning, Self-care, Work

Exciting and much scarier

Last year, I wrote a series of posts about an exciting and scary mentoring opportunity at work. That came to an end in February, eventually unproductive but very interesting. Then, just over a month ago, something much scarier happened. The beginning It started with an email from the HR training lead for Europe. Now, emails… Continue reading Exciting and much scarier

home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper
Work

Exciting and scary: the end

So about a year ago an exciting but scary opportunity presented itself to me at work. There was some progress and then a bit more. Now we're at the end. I'd been trundling along with the same general activities for quite a while, there are challenges and long term projects running all the time and… Continue reading Exciting and scary: the end

Friends, Politics & Equality, Work

You look tired…

OK, so potentially debatable opinion: I hate Zoom. Work has just switched to Zoom for conference calls and that means more video calls. I've managed to avoid them so far for the most part - himself almost always interrupts my regular Wednesday group meeting and I've started making him wave at the other participants in… Continue reading You look tired…

home working set up, two monitors, laptop, printer, lots of mess, water bottle and jumper
Work

Exciting and scary: more progress

Edit: If you want to see the end of the story, here's the conclusion. So a couple of months ago an exciting but scary opportunity presented itself to me at work. I'd been trundling along with the same general activities for quite a while, there are challenges and long term projects running all the time… Continue reading Exciting and scary: more progress

a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Health, Learning, Work

Home Learning Round Two

Ding ding ding, seconds out! We're on our own again, well sort of. As everyone suspected would be the case, English schools closed for the spring term. No, not at the end of the winter term, during the holidays, or just before reopening. No, they closed after one day of the children being back -… Continue reading Home Learning Round Two

Diverse group of people
Health, Learning, Politics & Equality, Work

Inclusion – a how to

Warning: I'm just going to dive right in here, no gentle preamble or stories about silly things the boys did. The issues around inclusion and unconscious bias (as well as just basic exclusion based on gender, race, social position, education, religion, and orientation or identity) are a bit of a bug bear for me. From… Continue reading Inclusion – a how to

Bright purple thistles
Children, Crafts, Family, Friends, Home & Garden, Reading, Work

Staying home, staying safe in review

After 17 weeks of staying home and safe, gradually going out a bit more, and reflecting every week on our ups and downs I've learned loads about what keeps our family ticking. Home learning has taught me at least 10 things, doubtless many more. I wanted to look back and reflect on our family's experiences:… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe in review