Category Archives: Uncategorized

Keep Calm and Start Talking :: Aberdeen mental health awareness event, 12 October

A friend of mine, Heather, is running a mental health awareness event on 12 October and is looking for some supportĀ  and/or sponsorship. The event is entitled “Keep Calm and Start Talking” and aims to enhance awareness of the mental … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s that cat again

Mylo loves cuddles. This has been his sleeping position ever since we came back from New Zealand in November…

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Social Media, Social Good – #smwabz

On 23 September, I did a talk about social media and the 3rd sector at the inaugural Social Media Week event in Aberdeen. During this talk I rattled through a load of resources that I’d seen, used and liked so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Five things I do that really annoy my wife

B is a saint for putting up with me sometimes. So, in the first of an irregular series, here are five things that really annoy her. Repeat poor taste (well sick really) jokes, normally found on www.b3ta.com. Witter on endlessly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Digital photography and the traditionalist

Those who have known me for a while will know that I have deeply held views about digital cameras – well I certainly did have. They could be summarised in short by “digital is cheating”, “I don’t see the point” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Are you a leader if no-one follows?

I've had a number of conversations and read several articles that made me think a lot about the leadership/management boundary. Can you be a leader if no-one follows you? It seems a littleĀ counter-intuitive but I think it raises some interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s the people who make my job

The speakers who you brief and who you leave with your head full of ideas. The contacts who are really grateful for the easy ways you can help. The participants who are inspired by the courses that you run; and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Over-stimulation and Modern Life

I’m a child of the smart phone generation. Not an early adopter by any means, but I reckon that I’m always close behind. So Twitter, web forums, rss feeds, email alerts, Facebook, podcasts and a variety of other more conventional … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

What’s your big idea?

What’s your big idea? I used to have lots of ideas, some of them practical, some of them realistic, many of them utterly ridiculous. They all had one thing in common though: I did absolutely nothing about them. There was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Who will be your next MP?

It’s just over a month until the expected date of the General Election and I’ve heard nothing from any of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates who will be standing for Aberdeen North. It took a bit of digging around on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment