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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