• Weekends

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a new foal running with the herd in England’s New Forest

  • Learning

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: horses grazing by moonlight in England’s New Forest – an area of incredible beauty and a slower pace, as drivers sometimes need to stop and wait while donkeys or horses make their way across the roads.

  • Bloom

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a close look at just one of the many fab floral displays around London’s Sloan Square during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show

  • Pause

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: inside one of my favourite trade displays at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show

  • Weekend Poll: How Do You Stay On Top of Your Game in 2019?

    Professional development can take many forms. It’s a question of choice and resources. In my last Weekend Poll, we focused on conferences. This time, we’re looking at a range of options including credit courses, continuing education, conferences, online resources such as this website, and other forms of self-directed learning.

  • June

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: an early June rose

  • Weekend Poll Results: Conferences as Professional Development

    Here are the results of my latest Weekend Poll, in which readers reported on their 2019 plans for professional development through conferences.

  • Release

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the beautiful Italian Garden at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.

  • Minutes

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a family of geese, whom I saw at WWT Slimbridge, a wetland wildlife reserve in Gloucestershire, England. This was a planned stop on my drive from Bath to the Cotswolds last month.

  • Confidence

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: hare sculptures at the impressive 2019 “Sculptures at Beaulieux”, at Brockenhurst in England’s New Forest

  • Hope

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a c;lose-up of some beautiful blossoms at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (CFS)

  • Clarity

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the bridge across the River Soar in Leicester, England’s Abbey Park

  • Elegance

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: King Penguins

  • Youthful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a 20-year-old mare named Margaret and her as-yet unnamed foal, who was less than a week old when I photographed them. How do I know? I ran into their owner, Cathy, the next day. Contrary to my earlier perception, the horses of England’s New Forest aren’t wild. They’re owned by locals and allowed to roam the New Forest.

  • Nature

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a horse grazing by moonlight in England’s New Forest last weekend

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weekend poll

Weekend Poll: How Do You Stay On Top of Your Game in 2019?

Professional development can take many forms. It’s a question of choice and resources. In my last Weekend Poll, we focused on conferences. This time, we’re looking at a range of options including credit courses, continuing education, conferences, online resources such as this website, and other forms of self-directed learning.

Weekend Poll Results: Conferences as Professional Development

Here are the results of my latest Weekend Poll, in which readers reported on their 2019 plans for professional development through conferences.

Weekend Poll: Conferences as Professional Development

That’s the focus of my latest Weekend Poll. Add your voice, and share the link with your counterparts.

Weekends

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a new foal running with the herd in England’s New Forest

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Learning

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: horses grazing by moonlight in England’s New Forest – an area of incredible beauty and a slower pace, as drivers sometimes need to stop and wait while donkeys or horses make their way across the roads.

Learn More

Bloom

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a close look at just one of the many fab floral displays around London’s Sloan Square during the week of the Chelsea Flower Show

Learn More