Tag Archives: education

Hello 2013: Goodbye 2012

Ruth's pregnancy test, showing "pregnant".

In a belated blog post, Dan looks back on 2012, and describes it as one of the hardest years of his life. Continue reading

Days Like Weeks


Dan keeps himself busy with the latest Three Rings release, the Three Rings 10th Birthday Conference, a counselling exam, and the UK Bus Awards. Phew! Continue reading

Lucy’s Birthday

Lucy 173's birthday is in 13/1 days.

Dan’s ended up really busy again, but he’s found time to share a bug in a development version of Three Rings with you. Continue reading

On This Day In 2005


On this day in 2005, Dan received an unusual parcel. No, you’re not reading the same post twice… this is not a fault… just deja vu! Continue reading

Ageism, Nightline, and Counselling

A counselling session in progress.

As a trainee counsellor, I’ve had plenty of opportunity of late for self-analysis and reflection. Sometimes revelations come at unexpected times, as I discovered recently. Continue reading

On This Day In 2004


On this day in 2004, Dan finally handed in his dissertation on the subject of Three Rings. Since then, Three Rings has become the de facto standard for University Nightlines, and has also become the most popular rota management system for Samaritans branches and a variety of other helpline charities, too. Continue reading

The Course, Of Course

Dan talks a little about his counselling course, about one of the exercises he’s enjoyed taking part in, and tells a joke about three psychotherapists that walk into a bar. But that’s not the joke. Continue reading

Back To School


Next week is half-term. Why does that matter? Because for the first time in almost ten years, Dan is back in education and studying towards a Certificate in Counselling at Aylesbury College. Continue reading

My Final Exam… Like… Ever

[this post has been partially damaged during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004, and it has been possible to recover only a part of it] I feel kind of odd. And no, I’m not just referring to my (still kind-of burny) Lariam headache:… Continue reading

Christmas Is Coming, The Exams Are Getting Written

[this post was lost during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004; it was partially recovered on 21st March 2012] I haven’t done any yet. I’ll start tommorow. Better call my mum and get some tips on what my sisters are into this year.… Continue reading