Author Archives: amandacomms1

A concert and birthday party – thoughts on modern life

I had a couple of interesting events this week. Firstly, I went to watch a concert along with many others. We all came together to enjoy the live music and hear the old hits being belted out. Then today I … Continue reading

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The opening credits

I had an odd thought today that I wanted to share. Listening to the radio and a TV theme came on I can’t remember what it was exactly but as I was driving I thought about those 1980s opening credits. … Continue reading

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Can’t prioritise development?

In recent years being able to provide staff training and development has become an increasing challenge. With budgets being squeezed, it is easy to remove the money for anything beyond legal and critical job training. There have been attempts to … Continue reading

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Profanities, Lent and a bit of retraining

I set myself a test more than a month ago. It was to give up swearing during Lent and it sounded like a really simple thing. Yesterday I came to the end of my challenge and found I had gained … Continue reading

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Social media – why do you do it?

It has been an extremely busy week where I have been all over the country from Manchester to London and then Coventry. All the trips appeared to be necessary and useful but how do I evaluate how my time has … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for a random act of kindness?

In case you missed it Friday 20 March was International Day of Happiness. Many people around the world were doing things in a bit to put a smile on the face of their fellow-man. It wasn’t the top story on … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I have to start this blog with a confession. Nothing too shocking but I must state that I have never been very supportive of women’s days and women’s groups. In fact, I have actively avoided having anything to do with … Continue reading

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