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A change of (twitter) identity

Today I took a big step: Inspired (as I often am) by a series of career related posts over on Flight Path, I’ve been doing a lot of career thinking and planning lately. While I may have to do some sideways stuff to get there and I’m not entirely sure what it might look like, my…

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Thinking Pink

Once again I am humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of my family and friends. Today we hosted our second Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraising morning tea and together we have raised more than $1000 for this cause. Of course, it’s a cause close to my heart as it is for all too many…

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Goodbye London, we’re moving on

It is 11.40am and the Stansted Express service starts up and pulls out of Liverpool Street Station as if by magic. I love an on time train. We are heading to Guernsey (and no, I still haven’t read THAT book…) for a few days and I’m looking forward to it enormously. While I’ve loved London,…

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Getting from there to here

I am one G&T down by an hour into the flight. On top of the glass of overpriced bubbly at the airport before we left it may not have been a good idea to finish writing the text of my two presentations to CILIP groups at this point. The guy sitting in front of me…

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Professional development is international

I do much of my blogging these days over at the International Librarians Network (ILN), where I am one of the Program Coordinators. It’s an amazing professional development experience being involved with this program – tonight we held a webinar for program participants and had 20 people from places as diverse as France, Poland, the UK, Germany,…

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Shuffle your life music

This is an oldie but a goodie and one I’ve done before, although I don’t think I blogged about it. I found it as one of those old ‘notes’ on Facebook from about 4 years ago!  It’s weird how some songs just ‘fit’. It’s also weird that I have Elvis Presley in my music collection…..…

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Getting creative

My work brain is taking some time to catch up after the serious blasting it has taken from moving house. Moving brain has been almost as bad as baby brain or chemo brain in terms of serious impairment of my ability to make decisions or even form coherent sentences at times. However, today I did…

Keeping up with the bloggers

Yesterday I posted this on twitter:     However, I’m very interested in the Index Card A Day (ICAD2014) challenge that Sally is undertaking at the same time as #blogjune so I might investigate doing that – it seems to be a less stressful alternative to coming up with words every day and my creative…

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Kids and reading

One of the links that came into my inbox this week (courtesy of the ALIA Weekly Bulletin) was an article featuring children’s author Judy Blume talking about overly-anxious parents worrying about their kids’ reading choices (It’s worth clicking on the link just to see how amazing she looks in her mid 70s!). Judy’s opinion is that on the whole, kids…