[LIFESTYLE] Cycling to Work #ThisGirlCan

I used to be on my bike a lot, I used to run a lot, go to multiple gym sessions … all sorts. Various illnesses and issues meant that over the last few years I’ve really only done gentle walks, swims, and karate (I need to get back into that!) … but #ThisGirlCan… and I’ve been getting back on the horse… well, the bike! Over the summer, I’ve been getting used to the bike again, Continue Reading →

Pokémon Go: An evil for churches and dangerous for children?

This time last week, Pokémon was entirely not on my radar (too old to have got involved first time around), then gradually material started filtering through on my social media feeds as people around the world were playing it – and I Googled to find out ‘what is it?‘ It is a massively multiplayer mobile game that uses real-world geography and location data as an anchor for its fictional narrative. If that ‘proper’ explanation doesn’t work for Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #33-39: Harry Potter Series by @jk_rowling

Well, what does one say about the Harry Potter book series, except that I think I started when book 4 or 5 was out, as I was looking for something rewarding to read after my PhD upgrade viva … since then I have re-read them several times, and at the end of the first year at MMU, wanted that relaxing familiarity … and as always, find a few new things! Now it’s time to rewatch Continue Reading →

[CHALLENGE] Clambering up Kinder Scout

So, I used to hike a lot – especially when travelling around New Zealand, and undertaking the Inca Trail. I did a walk a few weeks ago, a so-called ‘easy’ walk, and was speed-walking at the back to keep up… but it’s health and wellbeing week at MMU, and they put on a hike ‘for all abilities’ so I went for that – all of us turned up despite the forecast (which was unfortunately accurate)! Continue Reading →

[REVIEW] Gran Canaria: @MarinaSuites

I haven’t written a review on Trip Advisor for a while, but decided Marina Suites in Gran Canaria definitely deserved a positive review: Thought this was a nice touch: Nice touch #marinasuites A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on May 22, 2016 at 9:59am PDT Really enjoyed our week in Gran Canaria as a whole, and TripAdvisor was very helpful in identifying places to eat! drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Continue Reading →

[GUEST BLOG] ‘The Different Kinds of Home’ for @AmyBoucherPye

I don’t always have time to do the guest blogs I’m invited to do – definitely enjoyed this piece for Amy Boucher Pye – having enjoyed reading her book Finding Myself in Britain last year – and the other guest blogs in this series. I’ve moved around A LOT recently, so hoping this is it for a while… enjoy the piece! drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Beyond Belief: Faith & Social Media with @BBCRadio4

I enjoyed the recording of this show on Social Media and Faith for Radio 4’s Beyond Belief programme, and it’ll be live on Radio 4 at 4.30pm today, plus on iPlayer/podcast afterwards. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s been edited: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #19: @SarahBessey: Jesus Feminist: God’s radical notion that women are people too (DLT, 2013) #IWD2016

Last Saturday I was on the train to/from ‘Gathering of Women Leaders‘ (GWL), which looks at the barriers to women in leadership positions, and the difference that we can each make… so Sarah Bessey’s Jesus Feminist appeared to be an appropriate book to read each way – and of course today is International Women’s Day, so…! On pp12-13 Sarah looks at what the notion of ‘feminism’ means, especially highlighting the mix of Christianity and feminism, and Continue Reading →