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9 months on sabbatical… what I’ve learned

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I want to share what I’ve learned over the last nine months living in New Zealand, travelling the world and working remotely. We’re very nearly at the end of our trip now so I thought it would be a good time to get some thoughts onto “paper”. I know a bunch of people who think about


A change of scenery

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TL;DR: myself and Ellie are going to live in New Zealand for six months, followed by a few months of travelling on our way back to the UK.  No, I’m not leaving Distilled.  You can read more and follow our travels here. Why? Ever since this trip to New Zealand back in 2009, I’ve always


New York New York

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Change of topic for todays post, I wanted to do a quick blog post about my recent trip to New York with Ellie.  All photos in this post were taken by her, she is an amazing photographer as you’ll see! In a word, New York was amazing.  It certainly lived up to expectations and we


8 Things I’ve Learnt About Travelling

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As some of you will know, I love travelling.  I love reading about other people’s travel stories too and I jumped at the chance of having a guest blog post on here.  So please welcome Elle-Rose Williams who provided this guest post on the 8 things Ellie has learnt about travelling.  You can also take


My First Conference Speaking Experience – Think Visibility

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Well its done – my first ever conference presentation is over.  I was very nervous but looking back on it – I’d love to go back and do it again!  I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who was presenting for the first time – Paul Carpenter has written a great post about his experience


The Atherstone Ball Game

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The offices at Pin Digital overlook the high street of Atherstone Town Centre.  Every year on pancake day, the Atherstone Ball Game is held.  Its a tradition that goes back many years and is basically a two hour long competition where a large ball is thrown up and down the high street, the person holding


I’m Speaking at Think Visibility 3 – March 2009

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I’m very excited (and a little nervous!) to be speaking at the next Think Visibility conference in March in Leeds.  I went to Think Visibility 2 in September and came away thinking it would be a nice event to speak at next time.  Fortunately Dom Hodgson liked my application to be a speaker and has


Traveling the World – New Zealand

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Some of you may have noticed the distinct lack of posts from me lately, well I have an excuse reason for this.  I went off traveling in November with my adopted big sister Emma who, like me, has caught the travel bug big time.  I posted about this what seems like ages ago now all


Bike Ride from Lands End to John O’Groats – No Motorways!

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A rare non-work (or Google!) related post from me… End to End MS Society and Cancer Research My adopted big brother Simon is currently doing a bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats – not using any motorways. He set off with four mates from the Red Lion Pub in Birmingham on Saturday and


Travelling to New Zealand

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After my amazing Canyon Adventure of September 2008, I’ve set myself a target to do at least one big adventure every year to some far off land.  Well, far from the UK anyway!  So after quite a bit of thinking and a bit of a nudge from my surrogate big sister Emma, we’ve decided to