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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Networking And Rugby???

I don’t usually write posts about my social life out side school, but today I am going to. Yesterday I met two individuals from the teaching profession. To illustrate what blogging is about, I thought I would write a small post for them.

Yesterday, after a two hour marking session, I decided to take a break and head down to my local rugby club, George Heriot's (Golden Acre). I am a big rugby fan. Ever since I have been a student, I have helped occasionally helped behind the bar there. George Heriot’s RFC is not only a fantastic place to watch great rugby; it is also a great place to meet individuals from lots of different professions.

With a superb victory of 31-13, networking and blogging were far from my mind. This was until I started speaking to Peter Hill, one of the members. Peter is a Lecturer in Physical Education at Moray House. I was chatting to him about blogging and glow. He was interested to hear that he knew some of the people behind the blogs that I read. He is not the most keen internet user, but I am hoping that he will now become one of my regular readers! (I am sure you will Mr Hill!)

Another member who I regularly enjoy chatting to is Alex Dunbar. Alex has been a loyal Herioter for many years. He has a wealth of rugby and war stories. His most interesting are the tales of when he was stationed out in Rangoon with the RAF during the War. Yesterday Alex brought his daughter, Morag Moir, to Golden Acre. Morag is the Head Teacher at Causewayend Primary School, Aberdeen. She had come down to Edinburgh to visit Alex for the weekend. No sooner had I sat down to chat with Alex and Morag, I found my self talking about glow and blogging! One particular person, that Morag mentioned, was Andy Watson. Andy’s blog is one that I had not read before. Andy is the ICT Development Officer with Aberdeen City. A very useful connection. Thanks Morag!

It was very nice to meet you I hope you have a safe journey back up to Aberdeen.

So, in a nutshell, welcome to blogging. Keep up the networking!


At Sunday, 19 November, 2006, Blogger Ewan McIntosh said...

I know Andy really well through his blog and have had the pleasure - though not often enough - to share a beer and talk about blogging and such like. I'm sure if you put enough bloggers in a room together they will know far more about each other's friends than the friends themselves ;-)

At Sunday, 19 November, 2006, Anonymous Don said...

Not the Peter Hill? - it's a small world!!


At Sunday, 19 November, 2006, Blogger Tess Watson said...

Yup! The Peter Hill! What a very small world.

Tess :)

(P.s. Peter, you must leave a comment, you are now famous! Jonsey will regret not taking up my offer of a mention on the blog!)


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