A Month on Wednesday: November 2018

What a month! November is one of my favourite months of the year, and it’s not just because I’m a November Baby myself. There’s something about this time of year which feels so magical. A day after my last monthly update, I launched #BadHigherEd (heinously.com), finally starting to capture in one place some of my …

Two Months on Tuesday: September and October 2018

This latest update, covering September and October, has been written over a number of weeks. It originally started thus: “I am typing this with my laptop balanced over my knees, and a puppy asleep next to me, head resting on my left thigh. The calm after the storm and before the next storm (repeat to …

Three Months on Wednesday: June, July, August 2018

Hello, friends. It’s been a while. When I last shared some thoughts here three months ago, I mentioned that May had been a formative month for me in many ways. I had resigned from my job, with an end date of the 5th of September 2018. I also mentioned postponing an imminent new project as …

A Month on Monday: May 2018

It seems so long since my last blog post, yet it’s only been four weeks. The year is charging on! This has been a formative month in many ways, with decisions being made and future adventures being set in motion. The other day I submitted my letter of resignation, offering a slightly longer notice period …

A Month on Monday: April 2018

Now, then! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?! What a difference four months make. When I left you, at the start of 2018, I was about to abandon all social media and social life to keep my head down and finish and submit my thesis. Much to my own surprise at times, I not only …

A Year on Monday: 1st January 2018

I was meant to write and share this yesterday, but my brain wouldn’t play ball; skirting round wanting to settle down to draft this post, and enjoying a final lazy day of 2017. Delightfully, the end of 2017 was filled with the best kind of laziness; Christmas and Hogmanay were spent in Croy with just …