Hope, History and Guerilla Gardening

Hello lovely bloggers, it’s me Kate Bentham, sitting in the Weekly Blog Club hot seat this week, and phew isn’t hot! I bet it’s that hot it’s even giving Ross Wigham a break from the snow. I’m not complaining mind you, I like the sun. I like the ice creams. I like coming home from work and sitting in the garden. I like it that much it’s caused me to neglect you for a while. I’m sorry about that. It’s not you, it’s me. It’s not me, it’s the sun. Anyway it seems as if some of you haven’t been distracted by the garden or ice creams and still managed to find the time to blog. I’m impressed. Respect.

I want to start this summary with a blog on the Dumfries and Galloway Health Blog called Who is Molly Case…? The blog is written by Alice Wilson who an Associate Nurse Director and blogs about how the use of social media helped generate a buzz around a talk from Molly Case, a second year nurse student at the Royal College of Nursing Congress. Alice shares the clip of Molly’s talk – which I encourage you all to watch, it’s fantastic. Alice also blogs about how nursing may be changing but the fundamentals of caring still remain.

On the Ayrshire Health Blog, Claire Muir  share with us the work which is taking place to support people in Ayr in recovery from substance misuse. Claire blogs about the positive elements of Recovery Ayr and the impact this is having on the community and the professionals supporting individuals. Hope is in the Ayr  is an inspiring read.

We’re really pleased that Scottish Health Monthly  has been curating the Scottish health care blogs for 6 months now, congratulations of this impressive landmark. It also shows the size of the Scottish health care blogging community. In A magical montage  we look at the blogs posted during June.

Our congratulations also go to Samuel-James Wilson  who has been shortlisted for the Nector Business Awards in the Tradesperson Category. We’re really pleased for Samuel-James who is clearly a very talented, knowledgeable and skilled craftsperson. We look forward to finding out in September how he gets on.

In A PTLLS microteach on copyright for the classroom, Louise Brown  shares with us a session she planned and delivered as part of her ongoing PTLLS. This microteach session focused on licensing and copyright. Louise shares the activities she prepared and reflects back on how the session went.

In 5 Reasons Why Posters are a Great Knowledge Exchange Method, Chris Bolton shares with us his thoughts on posters, and why they shouldn’t be under estimated or over looked when it comes to not only conveying information to a wider audience but also to engage with staff. In POST RELEASE: What are you doing writing just press releases in 2013? Dan Slee blogs about the subject of press releases, their role in comms, and looks at the alternatives. In this post he also shares with us a table by Fred Godlash which sets out the reasons for writing a press release now, compared to 2007. Dan encourages us all to think print and digital.

This week Karl Green blogs about his name, and shares where it came from and how special it is to him, and how it is important to a person’s sense of identity. Karl does leave us guessing what the S may stand for. A Brief History of my Name

There are lots of preparations underway for Llama Rockette aka Rough Cat’s move South Korea. This week she has been having a massive to sort out at home. This has involved making several trips to the charity shops, and also a win win trip to a Cash 4 Clothes outlet. You can read all about it in the brilliantly titled One Man’s Doormat’s Another Man’s Pizza

The final post this week is someone else who has been distracted by the garden. Karen Hart blogs about her illegal stash of plant pots on the roof of her flat. Karen has been doing some Guerilla Gardening which not only helps to improve the environment but also the quality of life and well-being of this East End London Community, but don’t tell the ‘Officials’ they’ll only disapprove.

So, that’s your lot. Thank you to all of you who have submitted, shared and commented on the blogs we’ve had this week. If you want to have a go a writing a blog for week 28 then you can find out how on our About page.

If you want to have a go at being the Weekly Blog Club host and curator for a week, and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you, there’s an easy step by step guide on how to on our Admin info page. Go on, what have you got to lose?

I’m back again as your rubbish host for week 28, sorry about that. I’m going to be bold and say the summary will be ready on the Sunday, and not half way through the week after like this one is, that is unless I’m in the garden eating ice cream.

Take care and keep blogging.


Kate Bentham

Summary of Week 27 Posts

  1. Hope is in the Ayr by Claire Muir on the Ayrshire Health Blog
  2. A Brief History of my Name. by Karl Green
  3. 5 Reasons Why Posters are a Great Knowledge Exchange Method By Chris Bolton
  4. One Man’s Doormat’s Another Man’s Pizza By Llama Rockette aka Rough Cat
  5. A magical montage by Scottish Health Monthly 
  6. Nector Business Awards By Samuel-James Wilson 
  7. Who is Molly Case…? on the Dumfries and Galloway Health Blog
  8. POST RELEASE: What are you doing writing just press releases in 2013? by Dan Slee
  9. A PTLLS microteach on copyright for the classroom by Louise Brown
  10. Guerilla Gardening by Karen Hart

Working in local gov, managing a frontline service for families. I love Shropshire, love family and love information and blog about all three. There is also the occasional mention of cake and caek.

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One comment on “Hope, History and Guerilla Gardening
  1. You’re a fab host, Kate, & I’m very grateful to you and Louise for stepping in when arthritis flare in writing hand + broken computer made it impossible for me to do it.

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