Social Learning

August 2, 2018

The inestimable Dan Slee has come up trumps again. His précis of the Ofcom annual communications report is here.

It’s a wonderful set of insights into the big numbers and trends.

Social Media use is already commonplace, but I think understanding it is still quite a niche thing. I particularly enjoyed the observations about using messenger apps to link up people of all ages.

Have a read and see what you think.

 

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The “Lottery Test”

August 1, 2018

I have been encouraged in recent weeks to apply the “Lottery Test” to things I undertake in everyday life. The test is simple. Were I to win the the lottery and be free of financial worries, would I continue doing the things that occupy my week? Read the rest of this entry »


Curinating

July 25, 2018

It’s been a while.

Honestly, I haven’t felt like there’s much to write about on a blog recently. The last year has been busy, and while good, there have been things I needed to deal with more urgently than composing and delivering blog content. Read the rest of this entry »


Carols and Cheer

December 1, 2017

Walsall Council run a market in the town every weekday except Thursday. On Thursday 21st December, however, the market is on and I’ve been invited to help spread some Christmas cheer with carolling at lunchtime. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch!

October 4, 2017

In a fit of barely concealed astonishment it occurred to me recently I have no idea where to buy a really good cheap watch. Argos, it seems, still has a decent line in basics. But whereas I used to nip along to see what was in the shop window of Steve’s or drop by Tesco on a quiet afternoon, there seems to be fewer independent shops than ever and all of the watches in Tesco have bling on them. I’m allergic to bling.

All I wanted was a basic watch to tell the time with. Everything else a watch might do I can use my phone for. I just want a timepiece.

Fortunately, Argos came up trumps.

Except the strap’s a bit tight.

 

 


Giant Dwarves and other minor errors

September 10, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I ordered pieces for a game I have recently invented in conjunction with Vince Connolly at Asgard Games in Walsall. Read the rest of this entry »


2017 Dates

September 8, 2017

That time of year again…. we’re organising dates for Ales Beers and Carols, and I’m trying to find another new tune for While Shepherds Watched…

Ales Beers and Carols

It’s September and already three dates are fixed in the diary:

The Avion, Aldridge 11th December.

The Black Country Arms, Walsall 13th December.

The Lazy Hill, Aldridge 20th December.

The new flyer will be up shortly, and ordered from the printers. It’s a slightly smaller affair than last year because of the commitments of the organisers to other things in the run up to Christmas, but we should have a few excellent nights of singing and drinking. See you in three months!

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