This week I’ve been:

  • Returning to social networks and blogging after #BelshawBlackOps Part 1. I’m easing myself back in gently.
  • Sharing some of my thoughts on Twitter now that I’m back after a month away.
  • Travelling. I was in Paris over the long Bank Holiday with my wife for an early celebration of our 12th wedding anniversary (Maison Souquet). Then, five hours after getting home and going to bed, I was travelling down to London for work (Malmaison).
  • Sitting in some long meetings that should have been shorter.
  • Collaborating across the City & Guilds group on some Open Badges work. I’m also advising on some new, exciting projects.
  • Catching up with various people on the phone, in person, and via email. Not all of it will lead to work, and I wouldn’t want all of it to. But some might. My guiding principle remains doing sector/world-changing stuff with awesome people.
  • Exercising – slowly and weakly after a long weekend of excess. It’s amazing how quickly you can get (relatively) unfit!
  • Sleeping badly. I think this is probably related to all of the above.
  • Experimenting with LinkedIn as a blogging platform. I wrote:
  • Drafting my next DMLcentral article. You can take a sneak peek here (I also point to it from the middle LinkedIn article above).
  • Thinking and reading. Thinking is swimming, at the gym, walking, anywhere. It’s a key part of my work. But reading
  • Extending my five-day City & Guilds contract until the end of September. I’m not sure what will happen after that, to be honest. I’ve got plenty of irons in the fire elsewhere, but they could tempt me to more than three days depending on how some discussions materialise…

Next week I’m down in London on Tuesday/Wednesday as usual.