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Growing and glowing

Hello Weekly Blog Club fans, it’s Kate Bentham here, glad to be your host for week 5. It’s my first week as host since we reconvened and I’m glad Weekly Blog Club is back. It’s the reason I first started to blog,

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#thiswomancan #youngpeoplecan #artstherapycan

A team of camogie players in 1915, from the National Library of Ireland.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Week 3 of 2015. Each and every post was interesting and well-written but my personal favourites amongst this week’s  posts were the State of the Art in Medical Education by John McCulloch on the TaysideHealth blog, and #thisgirlcan: a

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Welcome back!

View over Newcastle 6th January 2015

And it’s our 3rd anniversary! (see last post for the stats on how many authors, views of posts etc). Thank you very much to all of you who responded to my questions about whether we keep going and evolve or

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Getting personal, explaining dementia, and paper in art

We had 11 contributions for Week 5, with three themes emerging during the week: health issues, using social media in the public sector, and art. Gina Alexander returned to the  @dghealth (Dumfries and Galloway Health) blog with Take a deep breath. I was

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Warmth, compassion and new starts

After some variable and decidedly chilly weather in May, we seem to have started June with much sunnier weather and that was reflected in a few of the Week 22 contributions to Weekly Blog Club. There were also some tough

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BAGs of displacement activity

Hands up those who do displacement activities… I’m guessing that was a lot of you. Karen Hart proves herself a displacement activities virtuoso as she starts learning the flute as a writing deadline flies towards her. BAGs of displacement activity by Karen

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The third and final challenge

Ian Curwen has re-started his blogging with gusto! His second post for Week 38 tells of a big cycling challenge he has just undertaken. The third and final challenge by Ian Curwen.

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Yay!! Ian Curwen is blogging again! He writes about a long walk and an even longer bicycle ride that he did during the summer. Hello? by Ian Curwen.

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Homeward bound

Janet Harkin remembers a difficult journey in snow (when she attended an unconference) as she anticipates her summer holidays and spending time with her family (and she includes a fabulous picture of her home countryside). Homeward bound by Janet Harkin.

Posted in driving, exercise, family, natural environment, snow, travel and exploration, unconferences, walking

Usain Bolts Boxer Shorts-Wallah

Irena Souroup considers the attire of the Olympic athletes and how appropriate it is to see athletes depicted as sex objects, especially female athletes as pin-ups in men’s magazines. Usain Bolts Boxer Shorts-Wallah by Irena Souroup.

Posted in exercise, gender, Olympics