Life outside work

Reading Time: 5 minutes A green doughnut started a big reflection this morning. This wasn’t on my to do list for today. Lately, I’m doing a lot outside work, all super interesting but all competing for my time. A little bit of all this has always been there but it’s growing a lot lately.… Read More »Life outside work

Dandelion honey

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have a lot of dandelions in the garden, and I thought I’d give Dandelion honey a try. 1 cup of dandelion petals 2 cups of water 1 lime 2 cups of sugar I’ve picked the flower heads and then pull the petals from them. Warning: You’ll get very yellow… Read More »Dandelion honey

Improving digital skills – building a tool with the GOV.UK prototype kit

Reading Time: 8 minutes About 1 in 7 people in Scotland can’t get online. This is about 800,000 people (more data at the end). There are various reasons: money: can’t afford a device, to pay for broadband/data, or to get the assistive devices they need lives in an area with poor infrastructure lack confidence… Read More »Improving digital skills – building a tool with the GOV.UK prototype kit

Hazelnut bread

Reading Time: < 1 minute These days, you need to make every bag of yeast count! So here is an easy recipe for Hazelnut bread. I use the pizza dough recipe of my bread machine and add about 100g of pieces of hazelnuts once it’s already a bit mixed. 0.5 teaspoon of sugar 1.5 teaspoon… Read More »Hazelnut bread

Liberating Structures

Reading Time: 9 minutes This week, I attended a participative event to explore how Liberating Structures can shape Scottish public service change work. It was a really good day, great atmosphere, very relax yet productive. Most participants had been experimenting with Liberating Structures in their work and could share this experience, but it was… Read More »Liberating Structures

Beer bread

Reading Time: 2 minutes As this blog is mostly for me to have things ready to share, I might as well add recipes as people often ask me for them. This one is really easy, no bread maker needed. You will need: 660g of flour (simple one, not the self raising type) 1 tea… Read More »Beer bread

Self-organisation — How do we give the power back to the people?

Reading Time: 8 minutes From empowering teams at work, to workers taking back control and communities getting together to lead the change they want to see happen. Quite often, you hear/read about a concept somewhere, and then it keeps popping up elsewhere. Recently, for me, it was about people self-organising to reach their goals.… Read More »Self-organisation — How do we give the power back to the people?