So, here I am, logging into my blog again.
I now (for my sins) work in London, for the private sector! Shock horror. Its been an interesting change, the running has fallen by the wayside, but I am sure I will pick it up again when it suits, it is never too late.
I have taken up cross-stitch and knitting (the latter very badly). Which have been really good for my mental health and generally just feeling more relaxed. Hopefully I will get around to putting up some pictures soon.
I am also very fortunate that in this new job I am able to travel and deliver speeches/presentations. So far (in about a year) I have been to:
- Anaheim (oh that’s a good point, I can share some Disney photos!)
- Indonesia (Jakarta)
- Amman (Jordan)
- Beirut (Lebanon)
- Nanjing (and Shanghai again)
In the next couple of weeks I am delivering a workshop at a Toastmasters district conference, which was another ambition of mine. The workshop is on “Speaking to difficult audiences”. I am really looking forward to it.
I have also gone back to school and am back studying with the Open University, where I am working on a module called H800 Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates, which is the first part of a Masters in Online and Distance Education. Right, yes, now you get it! 🙂 It’s a very different study experience to my last Masters with the OU on Classics where I had a physical reader and a folder where I compiled all my notes. I am using a google doc as my “folder” writing everything in there. Seems to be working ok, one TMA down (in which I got 69% so pretty chuffed with that).