hi nick

wow ! what a few weeks it’s been – the what next summit has taken me to places that i probably wouldn’t have experienced without it.

now as the virtual dust settles i’m going to take a moment to reflect with you about the experience.

i didn’t really know what the summit was.  i signed up through a process i found confusing and not very intuitive and i can say now i’m so glad i had the courage to sign up and go with the flow.  it was this same courage and going with the flow that we first connected and i’m so pleased that this is so.

our connecting was a sign of how the summit would connect me to other people at a time when i know connecting with other people is so important for me – so needed for me.

i can’t remember how many sessions i attended.  what i can remember is that i made at least one note from every session i attended.  some i wrote more about than others.  some i listened closer than others.   some i spoke at more than others.

what the summit has helped me to realise is a feeling of where i need to be.  in some of the sessions i attended i did feel like i shouldn’t be there.  as the breakout rooms feature rolled out i was able to speak to the feeling of i’m not sure i should be here.  it gave rise to many discussions and soul searching of those in the room with me.

on the last saturday i was able to make a choice of session that left me feeling – i should be here.

in my note book i have several pages now to pour over and reflect upon.

going forward i will draw on my courage again to reach out and develop those connections made at the summit.

overall i feel so pleased to have ventured out of my comfort zone and engaged with the summit.

keep safe my brother.



happy countdown day everyone.  what are you counting down to ?

the view out the window today is with cloud and an overall grey palette.  warmer brighter days are on their way.

work on the museum of making commission has been progressing well and this week i’ve managed to turn around last weeks feeling of there being no end in sight.  as i begin to transition from having to get sign off from the main contractor to working independently again there is an unsettled feeling – one that has come and gone during the duration of the project.  i continue to embrace it, work with it and carry on regardless.

the conversations i’ve been having on site have been insightful to the process and also at a personal level – we’ve been sharing stories of recent lived experiences.

what else can i say ?

listened to a neurodiversity lecture last night. wow !  hadn’t heard before

when you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person


reflecting upon it, i like the what it’s saying, get it and agree with it.

something i left with was how might mainstream language evolve to embrace the use of neurotypical as opposed to normal – in describing a person.

i see an answer to my question as – through regular use.


countdown day has reminded me of the bird off of tranquility base:

enjoy x