#EmptyShelf20: February

To be honest, I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness this month, and returning to work, so less reading opportunities, but I've read 3 shorter books, all of which I rate highly: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person: A Memoir in Comics by Miriam Engelberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, this book made me snort out loud several times. It's not that long (excellent for those of us with messed up cancer…

[DIGITAL SURVEY] Raising Children in a Digital Age Edition 2 with @LionHudson, supported by @ManMetUni

In 2014, I published Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst, with Lion Hudson. A new edition of this book has now been commissioned, and I am once again undertaking a survey to crowdsource insights into your insights into how we can all help create a more positive online environment for ourselves and our children, and more confidence for those looking after children. You may be a parent, a carer,…

[MEDIA] Blog for @YouBelong_2019 on ‘Knowing God’ (and names)

I met Laura at the Premier Digital Conference 2019, and we got chatting. Earlier this year she sent me a list of questions, and (for once in my life) I didn't overthink the answers. The response to the first question: 1) What is your name and what does it mean?  My name is Bex, short for Rebecca, which apparently means ‘servant of God’ in Hebrew, although a mug I have also says that it means…

[CANCER] A Life Update

I met with my oncologist about 3 weeks ago, and life has continued to be cancer-busy, as I've continued to try to get my head round what has happened to me (not sure this will ever quite happen!). Since then I've met up with a few friends, been to see my parents, and then a couple more things 'cancer related' (aside from my regular treatment infusion). Dentist Who knew that cancer treatment could have such…

[LIFE] Thinking about #WildSwimming #OpenWaterSwimming

I really enjoyed watching this film about Wild Swimming with Alice Roberts: There's been a spate of articles recently (or maybe I've just noticed them), here's one from the New Yorker, ''The Subversive Joy of Cold-Water Swimming' The vogue for outdoor swimming has been fuelled, in part, by the Internet. It’s easy to collect “likes” by posting a photograph of yourself waist-deep in a craggy loch. The British press provides travel advice about the most romantic…