I was deeply honoured and absolutely delighted to win the special Editor’s Impact award at the Digital Agenda Impact awards last week for my ” outstanding contribution to technology for good”.
It was an amazing afternoon full of great catchups with friends in the tech for good space and interesting and exciting conversations with so many incredible social entrepreneurs 😍👍🎉
Spent a fabulous and exhausting day climbing up to 9000 feet today in Tenerife. It was really hard going for quite a bit of the uphill walk, but well worth it when we saw the view of volcano El Teide. Our guide was Andy Tenerife Walker who picked us up from where we are staying, took us on the walk with about 8 other walkers, and brought us back again. The walk we did was the Wow Factor walk. Can’t wait to come back and do some more…
Thanks for a lovely afternoon Surbiton High year 6, it was such a pleasure talking to you about Saving Bletchley Park 😍❤️😍👍🎉🎉🎉 #girlsintech #STEM #history #BletchleyPark
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I seem to have made one this year. I’m going to write something every day, a blogpost a day even, just for the hell of it. And also to improve my writing. But what if I write drivel every day and my writing doesn’t improve? Well then I will laugh at myself and say that it was just an experiment, I wasn’t really trying or other such bullshit. I don’t want to look like a complete idiot.
I’m going to post a photo every day to complement my blog post, and I’m going to (really? this sounds a bit scary) talk about my innermost thoughts rather than the day to day stuff. I have no idea yet what that might be.
I’ve had an “interesting” life so far. The “hard” (it’s all relative) life of my early teens through my twenties has morphed into an “easy” (it’s all…) life now. I no longer go to sleep hungry nearly every night or worry about being murdered. I’m having a ball!
I’m going to pose a question every day too. (Can you tell I’m making this up as I go along?) Today’s question is:
“Why has our oldest cat Elsie suddenly started pissing up the dining room curtains every day?”
It doesn’t make sense.
I’m also going to restrict the word count to three hundred words per day. Setting boundaries on your work forces you to think harder about what you are doing. I read that somewhere once. 300 words also gives me a #hashtag 🙂 and I do love a good #hashtag. I wonder if that smiley face counts as a word?
Well that was easy, today’s post is finished, see you tomorrow… does “…” count as a word?
I don’t know.
It was such an honour to give the speech today at the #suffragescience event at Bletchley Park 😍👍🎉 so many incredible women who have achieved so much in maths and computing getting fabulous awards for their work ❤️👍😀
I had a really wonderful time yesterday delivering a speech to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists at their monthly business lunch on board HMS Wellington on the Thames 😀👍
I was so well looked after my the Beadle, the Master, the clerk and everyone else, it was an absolutely superb lunch.
We all retired to a local pub afterwards and the conversations about the IT industry, technology, Bletchley Park and our incredible UK tech history continued until the evening.
I had a fabulous time and can’t wait to go to more WCIT events 😀😍👍🎉
On 29th February 2016 my partner of 11 years finally proposed 😉 and did it in such a fab, geeky way that I was completely blown away and so it seemed was everyone else!
Paul’s proposal to me ended up in all the UK national papers and was also featured on The Knot, a NYC based wedding website.
The news also trended on Twitter for a couple of days worldwide. It was absolutely crazy! 😀
After all the excitement calmed down we had a chat about where to get married. Neither of us wanted a big wedding, and we already had a big family wedding coming up, my son Olly was getting married to his long term girlfriend Tony. We thought for a while and eventually decided that we wanted to get married somewhere we both love ❤️, In a simple straightforward ceremony, with no fuss. City Hall NYC for the bill perfectly 😀
We got married on 26th August last month 😍 It was really easy to arrange and an absolutely wonderful day. I’ve posted some pics below. I’m going to write a follow up blogpost soon about how to organise a stress free wedding in NYC 👍