Alternatively - it's raining indoors again. Over the years every single pipe in our house has burst at some point - there was a period when I thought Dave the plumber (and erstwhile Elvis impersonator) had moved in with us and I had the insurance company on speed dial. So having had all of the
Met an old colleague this week (Adele) who is just about to take her first tentative steps into the world of consultancy and self-employment. The sense of trepidation and excitement took me back 4 years to when I started thinking about my own journey (it took me a few more months to take the plunge).
Which to be honest wasn't really a surprise. It's February after all. Always good to visit and to think about the impact and opportunities that devolution offers in terms of drug and policy and practice. Spent some great time with Mighty Mick who is spearheading some Peer 2 Peer naloxone provision and outreach throughout Gwent.
So I launched a new website at the back end of 2023 and thought I'd start the year committing to a monthly blog - of the important things that float around my head: work, life, music and politics and their various interfaces. Suggestion by Andy Winter to make it a weekly thing playing right into
So I actually managed to switch off for a couple of weeks at the end of the year. Caught up with friends and family, took instruction on how to update website and post blogs read books and to re-stock for the coming year.. Naievely I had hoped that we might collectively rediscover kindness and whilst
It was the summer of 2020 – there was a global pandemic, much of society was in lockdown. There was clearly no better time than to make a life changing decision and leave work. I had been working at Executive level in a large national charity for over two decades, was committed to the aims
Pale Male and Stale or - what you can do to create change I asked some trusted friends and colleagues what they thought my opening blogs should about when I launched this website. General consensus was “talk about things you know about and have an interesting take on – strategy, change and being an old white
Strategy into Action I’m launching a new website so need to write some ‘stuff’ – hopefully interesting, possibly useful and always going to be my personal take on something. As one colleague said “well you have to start with Strategy into Action – it’s what you’re known for and best at”. So here goes – my
The politics of drug treatment and why we keep missing the point I’m never quite sure whether it was through planning or chance that I ended up spending most of my adult life working in the drug treatment sector – but once in it was an impossible area to leave. It began in the late 80’s