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Reading 2017

Now the darker nights are coming, I have taken stock of what I have read so far this year… and it turns out that 2017 has so far been a year of primarily reading popular (and what some might call … Continue reading

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Further notes from #CILIPConf17

A few days ago I posted initial thoughts on the CILIP conference 2017 (programme) and had planned to write a full set of notes, but it turns out that most of my notes are basically my Twitter feed of the … Continue reading

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Notes from #CILIPConf17

I have just spent two days in Manchester, at the┬áCILIP conference 2017. It was my first time and as a result of attending I feel really proud to be a member of this vibrant professional LIS community. Key message from … Continue reading

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Notes from #AULC2017

Last week I attended the annual AULC conference, held in Belfast. It was a very inspiring and fun event! Here are some notes from the sessions I attended, plus My Conference Storify. Copies of all presentations can be accessed on … Continue reading

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#Innoconf16: Enhancing Employability

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Public speaking

This morning I worked on finalising a speech I am giving on Thursday, about making friends when moving to a new city. This sounded like an easy task when I agreed to doing this. Here’s the twist: it’s a speech … Continue reading

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AULC conference 2016 #aulcconference2016

Last week I attended the 17th annual conference organised by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland (AULC). It took place in Cardiff, where everyone I met was really friendly, and I met quite a few … Continue reading

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Apple pie

To de-stress after along week, I spent some of yesterday baking. I used apples from my own tree to make a pie, using a recipe from the Internet.

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Blackberry Pie

This weekend I made a pie, using handpicked blackberries. I used a recipe from the internet and ready-made pastry. Just mix 500g berries with 120g sugar, put in pastry case, cover, bake for approximately half an hour. Add ice cream. … Continue reading

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Useful things

Things that have excited me today: EDpuzzle: a new tool to use with videos – you can add tasks, comments, etc. lingro: dictionary that can be used on any website Screencastify: record your screen, including audio slowing videos down in … Continue reading

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