Category Archives: Other

Making Hay

I’m back from the annual week-long trip to the Welsh Marches, taking in an eclectic mix of speakers at both the Hay and the newer How the Light Gets In festivals. The first of these has grown in size to the … Continue reading

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Spring election, and the politics of mental health

It hasn’t always been like this, but mental health is something which politicians now talk about. In the run-up to next week’s general election mental health has even featured in public appeals to voters. The Liberal Democrats have particularly campaigned … Continue reading

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An evening on the Taff Trail

A brief post with no bearing on work matters whatsoever. Yesterday evening, in the two hours before sunset (which was just after 9pm), a perfect opportunity was presented to take in the simple pleasures of walking the Taff Trail. This … Continue reading

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Bank holiday time off

Nice to have had a few days off, and to have properly escaped the tyranny of a computer with a permanent internet connection. Apart from the odd work-ish tweet this really has been a long weekend away from the routine. … Continue reading

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Involving People, and watching football

Another started-on-the-train post, the length of which reflects (more or less) the length of my journey home. Yesterday took in a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium for two, entirely unrelated, happenings. First was the annual event of Involving People, … Continue reading

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Hello again, trainers

Great to have been running again this morning, with my pal Simon. We chose a relatively flat route, taking us down the Penrhos Cutting and along the Taff Trail heading towards Pontypridd. It’s only been a week or so since … Continue reading

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Acronyms and initialisms abounding

Now we’ve completed our IRAS form and been to REC, its onwards to NIHR CSP and NISCHR PCU. Hopefully the SSI we give to R&D will be OK, and once we’ve been adopted by the CRN and CRC we’ll get … Continue reading

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