Watching the match at the pub

Another first for the year – watching the Portugal v France World Cup game at a bar in Glasgow, while the World Cup was on. I co-run an induction course  every July: two days to prepare people for working abroad.  We hold the course at the University of Glasgow, so there’s a chance to try out the student …

Gherkins are good for stress

What does your workspace say about you? Mine has a postcard in Polish, claiming that gherkins are good for stress.  I haven’t actually tried eating them at work.  But probably it’s just the sight of a silly postcard, and a link to Poland, that cheers me up. I work in an open plan environment, which …

…and the first mince pie!

Yesterday we went to a Christmas Fair at our local Church of Scotland, just across the street. At 50p entrance which included tea and biscuits, a bargain afternoon’s entertainment! Sadly, we didn’t win anything in the raffle, but we came away with home made jam and cakes, plus a few more second hand books for …