Will you sponsor me? Seven of ten 10km runs done, three to go #Run4Hope #R4H2020


I set myself a challenge to run 10km ten times in just under 3 weeks to raise much needed funds for an incredible cause and since my first blog post on 2 October I’ve managed to complete 7 runs, woohoo!

The deadline is this Saturday 17 October, there’s three 10km runs left to do and I’m going to be blogging my way to the end!

I’m doing this challenge to raise £5000 to help transform lives from backgrounds of drug and alcohol addiction through the amazing Global Run 4 Hope campaign.

Will you sponsor me, please?  Please kindly donate what you can – all funds go directly to the charity.

Thank you.  Together we can make a massive difference!

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Featured on the Tech For Good Live podcast


Image credit: @techforgoodlive

Pretty excited to have been featured in the Tech For Good Live podcast.

Renowned for championing the ethical use of technology, it’s got a pretty big following and I had so much fun during the recording I can see why!

It was a pretty interesting episode: we discussed the National Trust and its awkward relationship with slavery/the history of the British colonial empire, adjusting to working from home in a drawn out pandemic, Elon Musk and his experimental brain implant for pigs, and Chadwick Boseman (RIP).

Listen here (Apple Podcasts)

Sponsor me as I embark on a 10 x 10km challenge for #Run4Hope #R4H2020


You may have spotted a few videos and posts on Instagram about this!

I’m doing a ’10 by 10km’ challenge to raise £5000 for the amazing initiative that is Run4Hope 2020!

That’s ten 10km runs in under 3 weeks! Phew.

Please take a minute to watch the video and click the link below to donate whatever you can! Follow my journey on Instagram.

Thank you.


Heroes and Villains of the Atlantic slave trade: Samuel Ajayi Crowther — c. 1809–31 December 1891

HM the Queen in Nigeria, 1956

Image credit: Quora

To educate myself about Nigeria’s colonial history, I’ve started a little experiment. 

I’ll be profiling a prominent individual from the British colonial era once a week in June and posting this on Medium.

Here’s the first.

Nominated for a Northern Power Women 2020 Future List Award – and more!


It’s been quite a while since I last updated this blog.  We’re talking practically a year and a half! I do apologise, this tardiness in updating is highly embarrassing. So sorry…. yes, really.  Can I go now??

Okay, mental slap on the wrist over, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been quiet for very good reason – I’ve been especially busy working on business development for Assenty, and contracting full-time as a software engineer!  

Lots and lots has happened, there’s been much graft, prayers and tears in the background, and some really, really good developments, not least some of these:

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Event Highlights: Ada Lovelace Day 2018 – #ALD18 #DigitalHer



Each year Ada Lovelace Day takes place on the second Tuesday of October and sees hundreds of volunteers around the world organising their own independent events to celebrate, promote and support girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Tech Nation on Tour: triumphant in Manchester – #WeAreTechNation


Wow, what a night!

Yesterday’s Tech Nation on Tour event in Manchester, at the rather select settings of No. 1 Spinningfields was an absolute triumph!

Oversubscribed to the point that over two hundred more people were signed up for a venue that seated 300+, it engaged from the minute we walked in!

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