Monthly Archives: January 2016

Glad to be Grey!

As my waistline expands and my hairline recedes, I realise that being a fifty-something male is not without its challenges. However, there are a few advantages to being older. For the first time in my adult life I am now playing football regularly; walking football  for the over 50s every week is enjoyable and helps […]

Coming up Trumps

Say what you like about Donald Trump, and many people do, but the one thing you cannot easily do is ignore him. Trump’s many controversial comments, most notably his demand that Muslims be denied entry to the USA, have won him both admirers and detractors in equal measure. I can’t help thinking that Donald Trump […]

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 440 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Ashes to Ashes

Like many people, I woke up on Monday morning to the news of the death of David Bowie. The huge media coverage of the death demonstrated what a huge influence Bowie had over many of our lives. I remember as a teenager watching Top of the Pops in the early 1970s and seeing Bowie place […]

What does 2016 hold?

So, a new year open up. But what will 2016 hold for those of us toiling away in public sector communications? It seems likely that budget cuts will continue, leaving communications staff in a position in which they have to cope with an ever increasing workload while working with ever decreasing resources. One of the […]