Other new things – whisking by hand …… with plenty of mod cons in my kitchen I have not had the need to hand whisk before – but recent classes suggested it makes a difference.
Work life has been busy also, I am preparing to fly out today to London for an international meeting in relation to my day job. I have to eat, so I am sure some opportunity to try a few new places will be possible!
Another first was an executive “team building cooking class” I delivered recently. The CEO and Executive team requested to spend some time together “re-affirming their team spirit” without being bogged down by normal work routine. So, I created a cooking class that involved working in teams and preparing food that was enjoyed at a shared table at the end of the session.
I have to say, I am quietly pleased with how it transpired. The execs made some great dishes and appeared to really enjoy being taken out of their normal comfort zones. An interesting observation was that the males in the group seemed to have more experience and interest in cooking than the females (by their own admissions).
Of course, it took some empathy and explaining to make them realise that a ”sense of urgency” in the kitchen differs from that at the corporate board table!! Feedback was positive and they were a great people to have fun with in the kitchen.
Also delivered some of my “Social Media for health professionals” professional development sessions to several health services in the Hume Region recently. I do love being able to share what I have learnt over the recent years about this phenomena. You know it doesn’t matter how many bad stories people tell me, I remain optimistic ….’cos I reckon bad dudes will always do bad things and we just have to remain positive and override it.
This recent media article (which is in relation to the Boston bombings) - really sums it up , in my view.
Had a great article featured in the Latrobe City Council Business newsletter recently. A lovely young woman named Lauren interviewed me and represented PCCS in a great piece for the newsletter.
We also had a fabulous feature in a local glossy magazine called Gippsland Lifestyle….Did you see it?
Well boarding call is now being heard ….Talk to you from London – or when I return, if I don’t have enough hours in
the day!! ;-) DC xx