Monthly Archives: November 2013

What have we been up to in November?

It’s been a busy month for the team at Participation Cymru. There’s been an office move; training courses completed and exciting events attended including the Barod Community Interest Company launch. The team has also been recruiting people to the CSSIWs

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Posted in communicating, communities, conferences, democracy, ideas/innovation, learning, setting goals, working practices, workplace

60 day’s late.

A great update from Samuel-James Wilson on his adventures in Australia. The 60 days since he arrived have seen plenty of activity but very little work, now however there is work on the horizon too, which is fantastic. Samuel-James blogs

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Posted in animals, construction industry, cultural heritage, culture, industry, natural environment, travel, travel and exploration, working practices

Christmassy outings East Midlands style

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the East Midlands. There’s everything to get you in the festive spirit, from big Christmas trees, to mulled wines, wonderful walks and pamper time, it seems as if Lindsay Narey can

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Posted in culture, historic buildings and sites, natural environment, public spaces, special events, tourism, walking

Trojan horses, writing ghosts, and aiming for the Moon

The posts in Week 46 were as varied as ever but with a strong emphasis on healthcare and training, with some ghosts of writing (but no ghost writing), the odd Trojan horse and bovine brain, and some sport thrown in.

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Being observed

Louise writes about delivering her first lesson, as part of her training to be a maths teacher, and about what she learned as well as what she taught. Being observed by Louise.

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We choose to go to the Moon

Ken Donaldson, Consultant Physician and Associate Medical Director at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, commemorates the 50th anniversary of  John F Kennedy’s assassination, and looks back at his speeches for inspiration of how health professionals aspire to doing more than their

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On the payroll of AFC Bournemouth

Peter Olding reveals his relationship with football and how it is affecting his life. On the payroll of AFC Bournemouth by Peter Olding.

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An easy way out post

It’s well worth having a quick read of the article that inspired Andrew Jacobs’s post – even if you wouldn’t normally read about rugby – because it has an interesting analysis of why the New Zealand’s rugby team, the All

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Person Centred Care

Audrey Birt, independent coach and consultant in health and social care, writes about person-centred care for the Ayrshirehealth blog. She shares her experiences and insights in her various roles over the years as a friend, nurse, and patient. Person Centred

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Business lessons from a toddler!

How can toddlers teach us about business? Learning manager Andy Johnson writes about a presentation by Paul Lindley, founder and Chief Executive of Ella’s Kitchen that made him smile. Business lessons from a toddler! by Andy Johnson.

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