Thing 3

A couple of the tasks for an online course I’m currently undertaking, involves me searching for my digital footprint. This is basically where things you’ve written or put on the internet, no matter when or where, will leave a footprint of your online, digital life as they are seldom erased. I’ve always tried hard to…

Just Come Round for a Chat

Coming on here to type some words is very much like visiting an old friend for a catch up. Admittedly, it is a bit one sided, but still nice. Just someone to listen as I drone on. I’ve been rather stressed this week, with lots of different things. Just sitting down to write helps me…

100 Object Project: #21 The Baby Sock in my Desk Drawer

I have had this sock in my desk drawer for many years. It belonged to my older daughter, Daisy. I can’t remember the exact set of circumstances that resulted in this baby sock ending up in my desk, but I can imagine. When you’re a mum, you tend to have a lot of random things…

Thing 1 & 2: 23 Things for Digital Knowledge

My manager came across a course ran by the University of Edinburgh called “23 Things for Digital Knowledge” and felt it was something I could do for personal development (my role, like so many these days, is leaning towards more digital output). It is a step-by-step programme, mainly aimed at their own staff and students (but…

UPDATE: Letter from Dying Mum to Daughter – Bethany Found

Yesterday’s report on the letter found in a bookshop in Bishop Auckland, that had been written by a mother who was dying, has a happy (or as happy an ending as possible, in the circumstances). Bethany has been found and the letter and accompanying photo returned to her. Bethany Gash is a 21 year old…

Help Letter from Dying Mum to Get Back to Daughter

Sometimes, the power of social can actually have a positive impact on others. An example of this is the campaign by Gordon Draper, a book shop owner in England. He came across a heart-breaking letter hidden amongst a pile of second hand books. The letter is from a dying mother to her young daughter, a…

100 Object Project: #20 A Guide to Marrying in St. Helens

This was sent to us not long before we got married by the register office in St Helens (Merseyside, England). It reminds me of that sweet and glorious time, ten years ago, when I was about to make the biggest decision in my whole life (until I had my babies): marrying my wonderful man. We…