Category: on the road

what’s important about science today?

I’m on the road again this week. I’m back up to the lovely Stirling to deliver a soft skills workshop. Should be fun and intense, because that’s how I like it. In the meantime, here’s a question for you: “What’s important about science today?” Check out this video and find out what folks had to say. This is part of an educational project by Time…

being true to self

Hi Folks. I know I’ve been silent on the blog posts (sometimes FB and Tweeter and Tumblr are just easier to up date). But hey-ho here I am now… I was slightly groggy this morning. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t get to bed until 1 a.m. or because I woke up at my usual time of 5.30 a.m. but then fell…

you can’t do that

The trip south was OK. It was like a reunion of who’s who in the UK training industry. I ran into people I haven’t seen for several years. I can’t say that the meeting itself was exciting, it wasn’t. But it was great to catch up with old folks and make new contacts. I think this is going to be another good year for my…

eat, drink, and be merry because we need the space

The holidays are officially winding down now. I say officially because we’ve just spent two and half hours traveling back from Bristol, a trip that normally only takes us about an hour and a half. The M5 was shut from junction 11 to 9. Early reports say the motorway was shut after a man’s body was found on the carriageway near junction 10 just north…

what I want to do in 2011

It’s the New Year, day 1, and I feel worst for wear. I guess drinking a bottle of Glenfiddich with your mate on New Year’s Eve has that effect. Anyway, it was a good night with good company in the quiet of my mate’s house. We talked a lot of shit about politics, music, and old times. We’re both in our forties, married with multiple…

relaxing in the hills

Many months have pasted since my last trip to the hills.  My work schedule hasn’t been that permissible this year.  It’s kind of a hard sell to the wife to be away all week only to come home unpack your suitcase and then pack your rucksack and head back out the door.  That doesn’t tend to go down well.  But as it happens, the project…

return from spanish holiday

I’m back in the UK after a week of pure R&R in Spain.  We literally did nothing except hang out by the pool, hang out by the beach, eat, read, play PSP, and sleep. OK, one day we did go on a little trip to find the famous salt lake whose mud supposedly contains powerful healing powers.  I personally didn’t partake in covering myself in…

how many roles?

It’s funny the many roles we play in a day.  My train mate (stranger sitting across from me) is a female business woman.  From her notes, I’ve gathered that she is a manager of some sort for HSBC.  She is preparing for a team meeting.  In the space of an hour, she played many roles. When we first sat down, she brought her loose notes,…

wanderings

I’ve been slow to post these past couple of weeks, mainly because I’ve been out wandering and enjoying a little time off of work.  Over the weekend, I was out wandering the Derbyshire Moors with my good friend Ed, of Nak-ed-ape.  As usual, we past the walking time putting the world to right and philosophizing about this and that.  One of the questions posed was…