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Northern (High) Lights Pt1

Mark Braggins was one of the adventurers who set forth for Orkney to attend the first IslandGovCamp (an unconference with added puffins). This first part describes his journey up there and the tour-by-public-transport day. Northern (High) Lights Pt1 by  Mark Braggins. Advertisements

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Dancing, dragons, danger – and just doing it

Although there are fewer posts to read this week (15 rather than last week’s 22), they are all, as ever, well worth reading. The (always optional) theme for Week 11 was women because the Weekly Blog Club week happened to

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Loss, love and bison

Week 6 of Weekly Blog Club had a remarkable 15 contributions this week. This was remarkable because one regular was too ill to write one, many of the other regulars were dashing around the country attending unconferences and other events,

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Preston is a nice place. Oh, and Local Gov Camp North West (Part 1)

Mark Braggins travelled all the way from Hampshire to Preston to attend Local Govcamp North West, despite forecasts of heavy snow, and enduring conditions more crowded than cattle trucks are allowed to be. He writes engagingly about the experience. (can’t wait

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Tracks, Maps, and Apps | markbraggins

Mark Braggins navigates away from the topic of work in his Week 3 post and into maps and apps. He shares with us the positives about those that cover the rural areas better, and asks for others to share their

Posted in apps, cycling, digital technology, public transport, travel, walking