Uncovering Strengths and Building Resilience

I recently attended a Mental Health Update workshop entitled: Uncovering Strengths and Building Resilience with CBT: A four Step Model. I wasn’t sure what to expect as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is not an area I have worked in. I think the workshop description outlines it better than I could: Resilient people face and manage positive […]

Entrepreneur Gardening

This is a re-post from the Open Coffee Bristol blog. This morning’s Open Coffee Club meeting took place in the very pleasant surroundings of The Boston Tea Party‘s garden. A lovely summer’s morning complemented the positive ideas being discussed in the light of HP Lab’s partial pull out of their Bristol facility. Stephen Maudsley was […]

Centipedes & Summer Fetes

Some time ago Sam started volunteering at the Child Development Centre (CDC) in Plymouth as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist. This weekend was their first Summer Fete, so we went along to help out. Sam put her culinary qualifications & skills to use planning and organising the refreshments stand with lots of cream teas, and I […]

Design, faster than a bullet

[This is a re-post from the Bristol Design Festival blog where I’m guest blogging the festival. And updated with better graphics thanks to Mike.] Just back from a cracking talk by Mike Turner, Senior Designer on the Bloodhound SSC project. [Full disclosure, I’m a member of the Bloodhound SSC 1K Club; everything I say is […]

Grafikea – the good, the bad & the WTF?!

[This is a re-post from the Bristol Design Festival where I’m a guest blogger – check out the original and all the other action over their blog.] Along with a couple hundred others, I thoroughly enjoyed the Bristol Design Festival’s launch party last night, however, I was taking a specific interest in the Grafikea entries. […]