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Catch up with yourself

August 13, 2015
Last month I did a daft thing. But it was also a good thing. Sometimes you have to try to keep your promises to yourself. 13 years ago my Mum died of cancer. 2 years after I ran the 5K Race for Life. Mum’s death had affected me so much, it almost literally felt like a race...
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Do you know the feeling? The request comes through that you have been dreading. And you think 'Uh oh!'. You know – the one which strikes quiet terror into your heart? The one which will find you out? I was on holiday at the time, using the hotel's lobby wi-fi. And there wa...
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Work to be done!

January 20, 2014
Who are the UK's super-workers and why are our employers missing out? ...
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Rights: getting them right

August 20, 2013
What does the word 'conference' make you think? Long days? Lectures? Feeling you really should ‘network’ with lots of people you don’t know? Me too. But Northampton County Council’s June conference to launch its new Charter of Rights was quite different. Read about w...
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A few years ago, I thought I may write the title above at the top of article about becoming the UK's first ever deaf Ambassador. I was headed in the right direction, having obtained a Deputy Ambassador's post and with several years' experience at the Foreign and Commonwealth...
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A life less derelict?

March 17, 2013
The past few weeks have provided some reasons to be cheerful. I thought it was appropriate to share these in the run-up to Getting Equal's first birthday....
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The arts: space to think

October 9, 2012
Over the summer I had the pleasure of joining some of the events organised by Liverpool’s Da Da Fest which formed their vibrant international festival celebrating the work and talents of deaf and disabled artists and performers. I could easily have spent half a day immerse...
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Mentoring lets you share ideas, solve problems and learn. I have been lucky to have had fantastic mentors. I have also learnt a lot from mentoring others. If you are interested in trying, this blog is for you. ...
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What I have been up to

June 21, 2012
Normally at my happiest with pen in hand (yes, a pen, with messy real ink – younger readers will be able to find a picture of this antique item on the internet). But writing a blog? That’s another story. Do we read blogs because other people’s lives are endlessly fasci...
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