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Fiona Cullinan

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Microadventure #1: Alone in Kings Heath park at night 

27 Feb 16

My heart was practically tachycardic as I entered the blackness.


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A collection of spam quotes to touch all the internet people 

21 May 15

Image: (CC) Mike Mozart / Flickr A while ago I starting collecting some of the best/worst spam quotes being left on my various blogs.


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My new trip camera is an iPhone 

13 Mar 15

Recently I sold my DSLR with every intention of replacing it with a new hybrid camera.


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Poster girls, GoPro debut and a sudden Total Eclipse of the Heart 

26 Dec 14

Snowselele is the now-traditional Christmas singalong featuring  Moselele  (“The second best ukulele group in Birmingham”) and a chorus of around 400 drinkers at the Prince of Wales pub in Moseley.


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Oh Dear Diary – another step on the path to conquering public speaking nerves 

26 Dec 14

I’ve posted a few times about my fear of public speaking so agreeing to read from my teenage diary at Oh Dear Diary , as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival, involved yet another stomach-churning, leap of courage.


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There was a WEDDING! 

16 Sep 14

There was a proposal , there was a  website and, on 12 July, there was a wedding.


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13 tips on using Storify for content marketing 

24 Apr 14

Storify is a great curation app that has a lovely interface for producing content around a conference, a topic, a breaking news story, a hashtag or a planned article.


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2013 in review – life 

31 Dec 13

It’s December 31st, thank the Buddha, as remembering 2013 ( work , travels , music ) has turned out to be a bit of an epic effort.


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2013 in review – music 

30 Dec 13

Much of the music in my life has revolved around the ukulele this year.


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2013 in review – travels 

30 Dec 13

Five holidays may seem like a lot but most were long weekends rather than week-long breaks.


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2013 in review – what happened at work 

29 Dec 13

Lots of stuff beginning with P It’s been a pretty busy and fruitful year on the work front – bar the occasional CMS-fuelled RSI resurgence, which I resolved by working at a stand-up desk.


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40 best photos of the last tax year (2012-13) 

4 Aug 13

It always falls in April, my annual pick of the best/favourite photos from my Flickr uploads.


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Goodbye Mozart, Bowie, Rebel MC and Wham! 

4 Aug 13

These LPs and 12 inches are just gathering dust so if there’s anything here my Brum chums might want, then it’s all yours – collection from B30.


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Female programming dream that’s gone off the Rails 

14 Jul 13

I’ve been meaning to blog this for a while but needed to let my feelings settle down a bit… The first bit of code I ever wrote was a simple program in Basic on a BBC Microcomputer back in 1984 in the tiny school computer room next to the …


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Hello world! 

27 Jun 13

I’m moving my website.


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Engagement 

26 May 13

So this happened… out of the blue on April 13, Pete said: “Will you marry me?” And I said are you serious!? And he said yes and I found myself saying yes back and promptly fell into the wall during the ring bit – but that’s another story.


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Coworking spaces London #1: Google Campus review 

11 Jan 13

I’m spending January in London for work.


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2012 in review: volcanoes, photos and a few personal firsts 

30 Dec 12

So that was 2012: work was good, travel was good and life was good.


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Five tips for journalists trying to make the digital transition 

17 Nov 12

Today was a first for me – being a speaker on the social media panel at the NUJ’s one-day conference on the enjoyably menacingly titled  New Ways to Make Journalism Pay II .