Learning, printing, filming and being lovely

Hello lovely bloggers, and fans of reading blogs, it is me, Kate Bentham, here as your Weekly Blog Club host for week 13. How has your week been? Good Easter break? Glad to see that some of you have been spending your break blogging. We had 8 blogs submitted this week. Thank you.

In our popular health section we had a blog on the Healthy Start scheme aimed to help improve the health of pregnant women and families on low income and benefits. There was also a blog on the Regulation of nurses and midwives in Regulation and public protection, a blog by Jackie Smith who is Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Finally, we can read more about Dementia Champions in Dumfries and Galloway, whose role is to support people with Dementia and their carers. Such vital work.

I don’t think I dedicate enough time to learning, reflecting and development as I should, but I am very impressed to hear about the learning platform Andy Johnson blogs about in Hack traditional learning, embrace digital. I think I’m impressed not only by the opportunity it provides employees but the value employers have placed on investing in their staff. I maybe don’t see that very often these days. I really enjoyed the post by John Wade who blogs about The good, the bad and the lovely in our approach to forming relationships with customers, clients and communities.

Talking of lovely, Kelly Quigley-Hicks raises a very interesting question in her latest blog The end of the filming permit?  Kelly highlights how with the technology available through smartphones, it is now relevantly easy to capture these breaking news moments, without the approval of the press office.

A great post from Meredith Lewis called “among others equally real…” or Why we all hate Assholes. I spotted a few from the description, and I am sure you will too, and to also understand a little bit more about why they might be like that.

I do admire the creative work from regular Weekly Blog Club host Janet E Davis, and I enjoy reading about her printing work, even if she feels her Printing mojo still missing. The results look impressive to me.

So that’s your lot. Thank you to all the bloggers, and to those of you who have read, shared and showed your appreciation.

If you fancy having a go at being a host of weekly blog club one of the weeks, just get in touch. It’s quite painless. I hand you back to the fantastic Janet E Davis for week 14, so until next time…

Keep blogging.

Kate Bentham


  1. Healthy Start by Carol Barnett on the Tayside Health blog
  2. Regulation and public protection by Jackie Smith on the Ayrshire Health blog
  3. Printing mojo still missing by Janet E Davis
  4. “among others equally real…” by Meredith Lewis
  5. Hack traditional learning, embrace digital by Andy Johnson
  6. The good, the bad and the lovely by John Wade
  7. Dementia Champions in Dumfries and Galloway by Gladys Haining on the Dumfries and Galloway Health blog
  8. The end of the filming permit? by Kelly Quigley-Hicks



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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