Category Archives: personal

The Perfect Backpack

Perfect Backpack: front

Tweet My family and many friends know I’ve been on the lookout for a decent leather backpack for a very long time.  As a technology sphere consultant, I have to travel about quite a lot for my business, and I … Continue reading

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Australia’s new Prime Minister, and her predecessor

Tweet First of all I want to take this opportunity to wish Julia Gillard the very best for her new role as Australia’s first woman Prime Minister.  I’m personally delighted that a woman I admire so greatly – and with … Continue reading

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Thank you Queensland and Australia, generally

Tweet What a fabulous trip I had downunder!.  Thanks to all who came and met me in what turned out to be an extremely busy 6 days.  I loved catching up with people and generally enjoying the Queensland sunshine.  Of … Continue reading

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Thank you, Melbourne

Tweet I can’t believe I’ve been here in Australia for 8 days and I’m heading up north with my Mum to the Gold Coast tomorrow.  I’ve had a glorious time here, mainly spending time with family and old friends. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Mum

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Tweet Here I am in Oz and have spent the last few days catching up with family and close friends and it’s all been delightful.  And today is the day I came for: Mum’s birthday.  It’s a milestone year for … Continue reading

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What makes a good teacher?

Tweet I have a tonne of blog posts I need to catch up on this week, but as a result of a conversation I have had with a few people this morning, and partly in response to the proposal ‘should … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in IT

Tweet When Suw Charman-Anderson asked me to support her pledge to blog on 24 March about women in IT I admire, in the name of Ada Lovelace, the first real programmer, my only concern was narrowing the field of candidates … Continue reading

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Back repaired – kinda anyway

Tweet And I’m back!  Have had a nasty bit of a time with my last lot of therapy actully inducin g another problem in my neck and an acknowledgement by myself that my posture using my laptop at home has … Continue reading

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Happy 2009!

Tweet Well it’s been far too long since I made a post to my blog and I have a very good excuse: I have been in Australia over Christmas and before that I was busy with Amplified08 and the sad … Continue reading

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