Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Hamish the Tour Guide

Yesterday, as part of the SocMedHE20 conference, we ran a competition to guess where Hamish the Cow was. Hamish was originally knitted by me back in the old world of social contact, before we realised we’d have to run this … Continue reading

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Learning as Performance

Today I gave a presentation for the #SocMedHE20 conference, which was on the theme of “Using social media to build community, care and compassion” . It was a conference with a difference as it was all online – presenters were … Continue reading

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November Haiku

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October

The months go so quickly at the moment, but my photos remind me of what we’ve been doing. Mugdock continues to be a joy – harder now the nights are drawing in, but walks in the later afternoon help to … Continue reading

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September in Scotland

I can’ t believe how quickly this month has flown. Uni’s back (though most of us never went away), autumn is here, the nights are drawing in. We’ve been driving out for walks when we can, always with cameras slung … Continue reading

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Herons

Herons are beautiful birds. So big -huge wings and very distinctive in flight. When on the ground they often blend into the background, but here are some pictures I’ve taken this month. This one down at Victoria Park: Victoria Park … Continue reading

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Lagnakiel

A holiday. A month ago it didn’t seem possible, but here we are, staying in a lodge outside Oban. Beautiful views: Lots of birds – like this heron hunting outside our window: And this one down by the shore: At … Continue reading

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Bookmarks

I can rarely find a bookmark when I want one – I use scraps of paper, post it notes, whatever I have to hand. I remember trips to bookshops as a child, the thrill of a book token for Xmas … Continue reading

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Dalek poem

Exterminate Exterminate EXTERMINATE

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Echo. Zine

Today I got an email: “Please find attached a fold-your-own zine titled: Echo. Zine” Exciting! What would it be? I opened the attachment and followed the instructions. I pondered, I wondered, I got out my colour pencils. I coloured, I … Continue reading

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