Give way to overtaking vehicles

Give way to overtaking vehicles

This time last week I was driving a Mercedes nine seater van around the Sorrento peninsula in Italy, on roads narrow and winding. Our family group of six adults and one 2 year old was enjoying the opportunity to get away to a beautiful part of the world.     From a villa perched high […]

Because they can!

Because they can!

We could hear the noise; it sounded like a band rehearsing. As we assembled and fitted a new baby bike seat for Frankie we grew more curious to find out what was happening. A short cycle later, we found a band in the bowl. The Islington Park skate bowl was being used as the set […]

Great to get a gig at DiG

Great to get a gig at DiG

It’s been a busy week this week, with an ‘Ignite’ style presentation on Tuesday night at the Delaney as part of the combined Lunaticks Society and Slingshot ‘RipItUp‘ event.  For some reason, I got to be the first presenter on the night in a program full of great ideas, and an emphasis on creativity and […]

Designing your vision for a digital school.

Designing your vision for a digital school.

A quick introduction by the conference MC and there are just over twenty minutes left to outline some ideas about ‘Designing your vision for a digital school’ to the audience gathered in the huge main hall at the Brisbane Convention Centre during EduTech 2013. In this scenario, what’s important?  It’s a sure bet that just […]

What a difference a brand makes

Earlier this year, I decided that it would be good to seek some professional help in getting some decent branding for my website, business cards etc to identify my ‘brand.’ Through social media, I was aware of the young team at Neon Zoo, who were one of the businesses which represent talented young professionals ‘having […]

The wind changed today

The wind changed today. And so, we move toward winter. Bob knew about this stuff.  Bob was a cleaner, and a boat driver, student of humanity and observer of patterns. He told me that the change in this wind was the signal that the mullet would run, that the season had changed. Crowds would gather […]

Planning School – renewal of space

This week sees Newcastle playing host to the Creating Spaces: Community Renewal Conference.  I’m looking forward to acting as facilitator for a number of the sessions throughout the conference program, and hearing from a range of people who are in the business of conceiving more creative and liberating ways of activating spaces within communities. Creating […]

Here I’ll stay

A little out of chronological order, but some images from a great stopover in Liverpool, despite the bitterly cold winds and sleet off the Mersey, a definite sense of unaffected welcome.   Liverpool-Medium from Roger Pryor on Vimeo.

Norwich, the Maids Head and The Wild Man

Norwich, the Maids Head and The Wild Man

I arrived at Norwich in the dark, making good use of the onboard GPS as it directed me through the hodge podge of maze like streets that characterise these places that have grown up around market squares, castles or cathedrals. The Maids Head actually takes its name, not from a Maid as such, but rather […]

Going up the country

Going up the country

After attending TeachMeet BETT on Friday 1st Feb, it was time to leave London.  I’d hired a car to pick up and drop off at Gatwick and had no real plans beyond finding the villages in Hertfordshire which had been the home to the Pryor family prior to their emigration to NSW in 1838. The […]