Monthnotes – May 2021

As well as being my 18th wedding anniversary, apparently today’s the hottest day of the year so far in our part of the UK. The sun’s shining, the coast-bound roads are busy and I was lucky enough to spend the bank holiday weekend weekend at a small...

Monthnotes – April 2021

It’s interesting that the past month for me has been quite focussed on thinking about the future. Maybe it’s the start of the financial year providing a planning cadence which forces forward planning or maybe it’s that the UK’s emergence from...

Monthnotes – March 2021

Last month I wrote about a sense of change and March feels like it has continued in the same vein. Sunrise over Bishopsbourne, March 2021 The continuing success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the UK, the return of face-to-face education and more recent...

Monthnotes – February 2021

February might have been a short month, but it feels like a month where change has been a strong theme in many ways, both at work and outside work. In Kent the month began with a proper icy blast of sub-zero temperatures and then gave us a week of snow to break up the...

Monthnotes – January 2021

It’s a wet and windy Sunday evening in Kent as I look back over the past month at work and at home. The first working day of the month, just four weeks ago, seems like a distant memory. The pace of work after the Christmas break pretty much hit full speed again...

Monthnotes – December 2020

I’ve started and re-started this post several times over the past few days. Taking some time off work since 23rd December has given me a bit of a break to look back on a hectic three weeks of the month, as well as taking stock of the year as a whole. Early...