Out and About

Picture Postcard from St Ives

There’s a bit of a celebration going on over at the Sticky Fingers blog – this week sees the one hundredth of the weekly Photo Gallery linkups The current theme is Picture Postcard.  We’re on holiday in St Ives this week, and the view from our balcony makes for a pretty good postcard scene. Taken… Continue reading Picture Postcard from St Ives

Blogging and Writing

My Kind of Funky

Four days from the Cybher blogging conference, and it turns out that most people have their outfits all sorted out and hanging in the back bedroom ready for the big day. I’ve never really been a clothes sort of person.  Not that I’m going to alarm anyone by turning up in my birthday suit, but… Continue reading My Kind of Funky

Toastmasters

Toastmasters Icebreaker

A week ago, I gave my Toastmasters Icebreaker speech; my first prepared speech after almost a year of being part of Doncaster Speakers. I’ve mentioned before that joining Toastmasters – an international speaking and leadership organisation – was perhaps an odd choice of hobby for me. I have huge anxieties about public speaking.  I’m fine… Continue reading Toastmasters Icebreaker