[CANCER] So what’s been going on?

I am struggling HUGELY with fatigue - I feel like I spend my whole week just about managing to fit in work (and yes, I'm still trying to do too much)/making food during the week, along with swimming/yogalates and the odd Pokewalk to try and improve my physical and mental health, taking Friday off (as leave) at the moment to give myself a breather, and using the weekend to do a bit more sorting (onto…

[CANCER] It’s Metastatic Cancer Awareness Day

It's Metastatic Breast Cancer awareness today. This is a tricky topic, as most people don't know what it is Many primary patients don't want to hear about it - but no oncologist/surgeon can promise you are cured - and as with the standard awareness campaigns - the sooner any new tumour is found, the better - so you need to stay aware too. This time last year I didn't know it was going to be…

[LIFE/ACADEMIA] Writing Scholarship in New Zealand with @VaughanPark

For years I have wanted to apply for a Residential Scholarship at Vaughan Park (above Auckland, New Zealand), and it appears that my research bid below, has led to me being awarded a scholarship/writing retreat for March/April 2020. I decided to go for it after a conversation with my Head of Faculty, who came to visit me the week of my secondary diagnosis. I mentioned that once I realised that I wasn't yet dead, my…

[MEDIA] How Video Games Can Be Harnessed for Worship by @GeekDadGamer in @Telegraph

If you're near Exeter, look out for this event, on how video games can be harnessed for worship, with Andy Robertson aka @geekdadgamer - about which he has written more in the Telegraph today, and for which I contributed a small bit: This quote is from my article Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation, and Mission: Practising ChristianFaith in a Surveilled Public Space in Surveillance and Society Journal, which I mentioned to Andy in a conversation.

[EVENT] #DesignForGov in Manchester

Back from a packed, but very useful day, my iPad based notes: Dominic Campbell CEO How do all the services come together and meet the needs of society? Not just about ‘digital transformation’ which often translates to ‘buy a laptop’ and ‘share a document’, rather than cultural change. Public sector - a bit coy about sharing our successes, but also not brilliant at sharing our challenges. We’ve now had around 10 years of austerity, and…
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