Tuesday, January 27, 2009


another week with a lack of posts my apologies. 
I had the opportunity today to be part of a meeting / workshop at TR2. a great building unique in its function. I just liked the idea of the green room.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

getting involved

getting involved is so good to get things started. so that is what I hope to be doing in so many things inside and out of work, there is (for the most part) only a very fine line.
I tend to be circumspect when adding stuff about work for many reasons, but I have decided to use this blog again to 'kick start' myself back in to some digital involvement across some to those fine work/live lines.
the detailed blog can be found at dg-iLearn
more soon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

this morning

limited by many things largely positive (academic) rather than active, I am due to the first module of a masters on monday, as well my day job and all the other stuff, must be mad! 

today (if only for a moment in thought) I am going back to something I have missed, that is the sea. living so close often I find my self taking it for granted, going weeks without appreciating it. conscious that I am set to write anther surfing column for Go2 by the end of the weekend and that there is a good swell forecast to come through this weekend I really need to keep checking the web cams and get to the beach at some point in the next days.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

love - hate thing

I apologise to those who have been in touch asking where the posts have gone, it's very nice to be missed.
I am currently going through a love - hate thing with all things interent. it seems for every good thing I find, a negative appears.

so I am trying to ration my time online (outside of my 'day job', where I use the internet loads) until I am more comfortable with most online stuff, (I seem to work on an 80% positive tolerance on everything).
I did however find sometime this morning while waiting for the very heavy frost to clear on my car windscreen take some photos of the ice shapes that I really like which I hope to post here later today.

Below as promised photo taken from inside my car this morning

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

it's always about something

over the last few months I have been trying out new ways of getting students to communicate, while all the time I am becoming very tired even annoyed by the social network side of the internet. today I introduced them to a site I set up called sum-thing, they seem to have fun creating profiles and messaging as well as fulfilling many of the learning objectives I had planned, not all bad it is perhaps just me.

I have found myself getting really fed up with 'social networks' last night, while checking facebook (why I keep doing it I just don't know, I closed down the myspace account I had months ago). why am I concerned about things that some people I know some I don't really know are doing on days when I wasn't even near?

better still I have started to draw/design on pieces of paper again!
I realise that sounds odd but I had almost stopped drawing. but it felt so nice to write things down, could just be a passing phase but something is changing for the better.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

new year

had to put these two pictures up even though it is saturday. the first was drawn late last night by my youngest son while we were looking at the lego website deciding whether to buy star wars lego, as well as looking at the batman stuff on line or wait to go to the shops.
the other is taken from a web cam of the beach break in west cornwall this morning, I was supposed to be going to a surf competition today near home but haven't gone as the swell direction is easterly, so weakish and cold but further down the coast it is looking good!