11th December 2018
It's been great to spend the day back "in the real world", catching up with old friends and colleagues, and getting some inspiration to answer the question about what comes next for me.
I'd really like to get back into working with higher education IT teams, though perhaps not on a full time and permanent basis - after just one day of getting the first train north from Berwick, in the cold and dark, I'm not sure I could go back to commuting! The old commuting habits returned very quickly, along with a familiar tension in my body. I had to remind myself I wasn't going back to work.
I took the chance while talking to some other delegates to introduce myself as a consultant, working with teams to help them work better together and achieve better results. I was surprised how comfortable it felt talking about it and it led to some genuinely useful conversations with a few exhibitors about how their products could be used in that context.
I'll return to that question in the new year I suspect - first there's Christmas to contend with! In that spirit here's a festive snap of the lights at Seahouses from the weekend.