[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 →

Summer Fruitfulness in Academia?

Great piece on the joys of academic pressure: It’s not true, of course, that September is entirely grim. Being back at work means colliding with cheery colleagues in the corridor, each of us ruefully clutching course-packs and exchanging sympathetic smiles; it also means spotting suntanned students with newly stylish “second-year haircuts” sauntering around all the familiar spaces. I’ve missed them all. But there is a certain pang that strikes you like the memory of a Continue Reading →

Work less, do more, live better (@timeshighered)

I am SO EXCITED to be reading this piece in Times Higher Education – over the last year I’ve been seeking to work in a healthier pattern (although ironically this week has been a 6 day-week & I need to do some more over the weekend so that I can take a week off… to write a book proposal … carefully planned this is though!) Great Intro: Some years ago, I heard that a colleague characterised me Continue Reading →

#AdventBookClub: Day 12: Light, Faith and ‘Being’

I’ve seen lots of discussion on Twitter recently re the colour of Advent candles, what that means, and whether it really matters if you don’t have the right colours (the general gist I seemed to agree with was is that the light itself is more important than the colour it’s dressed in!). Ron Glusenkamp encourages us to think of those serving as Light to people in very dark places on earth .. however you define those Continue Reading →

Don’t overload your schedule

Some reminders before I head to Durham that it’s an opportunity for a change of pace – aside from work that I believe in, it’s time for fun, fitness & friendship: A great saying – what more do you need to say… but I did, on Bible-Reflections. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

How much time off do we need or deserve?

A worrying trend, academic ‘leave’ the next to be hit? Most academics seem to spend their leave indulging in other projects, research and creative thinking… or probably getting that book published?!: Still gazing at the prairies and reading the other pages of (generally) dire economic news in The Globe, I had to ask: can we afford such generous holidays any more? Specifically, can British universities afford to spend up to 10 per cent of their entire Continue Reading →