This blog is my place to gather my thoughts, share what I've learnt (or what I think) and - hopefully - entertain, too. I started blogging in around 2005, and like most non-pro bloggers I've been on-and-off since then.

I write about the things that interest me, but also the things I think might interest other people. Things like Is Card Clash causing a panic across London? and What are Monarch's planes doing now?.

I'm a Communications expert, a leader and - at heart - a problem solver, at work and in life.

I started problem solving when I was 11, determined to become a journalist but told "no, you can't do work experience"  by the BBC and local papers, I came up with a way that I could do it anyway. After 'beating the local press at its own game' and winning an award for improving communication in my hometown of Rubery.

You also can find me, and get in touch, at @nicparkes on Twitter or on LinkedIn.