Stéphanie

Brioche

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 385g of flour (280 + 105) 150g of sugar (50 + 100) half a tea spoon of salt 2 eggs 100g of melted butter (60 + 40) 80ml of milk one table spoon of yeast In a bowl, mix 280g of flour, with 50g of sugar, the salt. In… Read More »Brioche

Removing barriers

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve been writing about ‘removing barriers’ a lot in the past year: barriers for disabled people, barriers into design careers and more. Before trying to remove a barrier, we need to identify it first and understand it. Universal barriers I work in government. Any service we design is assessed using… Read More »Removing barriers

Plain numbers

Reading Time: 3 minutes You might know about Plain English or plain language, but what about plain numbers? Only 1 in 2 adults have the numeracy level expected at primary level. Maths makes 1 out of 4 people feeling anxious. Last week was Service Week – an event for public servants where you can… Read More »Plain numbers

Galette des rois

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a bit early this year but I baked one today and thought I’d share the recipe. Where does it come from? From the Middle Ages in France, the Epiphany has been celebrated with a cake: la galette des rois, literally the King’s cake. The galette differed according to the… Read More »Galette des rois

Lego

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve just finished a lego set I had bought myself for Christmas: the typewriter, and today I was looking online for images of old sets I had as a kid from the 70s. This might bring back memories to others too. The typewriter It was a really good set, I’ve… Read More »Lego

Looking back

Reading Time: 5 minutes I had an end of year review at work yesterday which prompted me to think back about my professional journey. 10 years ago I wasn’t in a good place. I had worked hard to build up my classes where I was teaching French to various groups. I was self-employed but… Read More »Looking back

Advice for speakers

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve just finished catching up with many talks from the SDinGOV Conference. So here are some thoughts on what made a speaker better than another for me. Note: This is only my point of view. I attend a lot of events (all of them online since 2020), I don’t have… Read More »Advice for speakers

An invisible side of M.E.

Reading Time: 10 minutes I rarely talk about it. It’s the first time I write about it. It’s not secret though, if asked directly, I’ll say it: I have M.E. also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. Most people don’t know what this means, including GPs and other health practitioners and some even… Read More »An invisible side of M.E.