Seat me next to the irritating talker, please

What This is About:Just stumbled across 'Plinky', a site which provides random questions, to which you can provide an answer in any way you choose (and it just demonstrates the different ways in which people's minds think!). I linked it to this blog, and next thing I know, it's posted what I've written... (and the prompt acts as the blog title) that's one way to get creative with the blogging (was actually trying to work…

You Only Have One Life: Live It Well

It's such a pain not having a functional (internet) computer at home, can take a little while to get around to these things, and fit them around the sheer volume of work that is currently coming in! Living by my mantra of if you're going to do something, do it on time and do it well... keeps getting me more work! Just got to keep believing it's going to keep coming, although am putting my…

Social Networking World Forum

9th March: My Birthday! How do I choose to spend it? The morning on catching up with some sleep, and the afternoon at the Social Networking World Forum (with an evening with Helene to look forward to):This was the inaugural conference in the UK, and I remember seeing the date for next year already, although strangely enough cannot now find it on the site! I couldn't afford the conference fees (replacing my broken laptop is…

David Low (b.1891; d.1963)

David Alexander Cecil Low was born on April 7 1891, in Dunedin, New Zealand, to Scottish-Irish parents. He was educated at Boys' High School, Christchurch. A political cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator, Low was self-taught, excepting a correspondence course at a New York school of caricature (c.1900) and a brief stay at Canterbury School of Art. Early influences were Punch artists such as Tom Browne, Keene, Sambourne and Phil May and caricaturists Gillray, Daumier and Philipon,…

Terry Waite: “Survival in Extreme Situations”

A great talk at the University of Winchester last night by Terry Waite. Terry was in Winchester for a dual purpose for the day, opening a new housing project with Emmaus during the day, and giving an interesting lecture in the evening to a packed-out audience.HighlightsI wasn't taking notes, so this is simply a brief summary of the 4 things that really struck a chord which have remained in mind overnight:In hostage negotiation, Terry Waite…