About bitmorecomplicated

Hello out there!

I’m Jo, generally known in cyberspace as rose22joh. Who am I?  I am still working that one out.

This is my very first website, powered by Wordpress and so please don’t be put off by the somewhat random design at present – I’m still learning, so keep coming back to see how it’s got better…

Why blog? Well it just struck me it’d be good to have somewhere to comment on my baby’s development, and other things I’ve noticed about the world but I get little chance to talk about without having to stop to change a nappy. I’m interested in politics (particularly feminism and EU), child development, I’m a foodie, I love religious thought, reading – particularly scifi/fantasy, travelling, random curiosity about the world… well, just read the blog and see…

Most things out there seem to be a bit more complicated. I like to think, and read widely to understand why, rather than just accept what I am told. It may get a little stream of consciousness at times.
So if you are after short, simple polemic or a top 10 list with gifs of 1990s American comedies to illustrate, this probably won’t be your kind of thing. The clue is in the blog name!

But I am interested in what you think too, and most importantly why. It is fun to learn more. “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?”, as GK Chesterton said. So do comment and let me know!

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Bitmorecomplicated.com is my personal website, so any thoughts expressed in the posts are my own and not those of my employer, family, circle of friends or officially stated view of my church etc. etc.  Oh yeah, one more caveat. I’m currently on a career break from being a UK civil servant. Civil Service rules mean I have to tell you this and say that I’m using expertise gained from my job and career when I post, comment in forums, blog etc. However I must stress that I am a layperson on most things, I use publicly available information only, and claim no expertise, only deep thought. So now you know!
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  1. Dear Madam,

    The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, an NGO located in Berlin, suggests you to take a look at this upcoming event annouced below, if you are interested in the cultural diplomacy in Europe, it may definitely be relevant.
    Do not hesitate to spread the word and to participate to this exciting seminar!
    We are looking forward to sharing with you this one weeklong seminar which will take place at the end of July in Berlin.



    Call for Applications

    Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)
    (Berlin, 29th July – 5th August 2010)
    “Nation Branding in an Interdependent World:
    An International Conference on the Economic, Political, and Cultural Dimensions of National Brands”
    (Berlin, 29th July – 01st August 2010)

    Dear Friends & Colleagues,
    “The Future of Europe: National Brands and Regional Integration” is an 8 day program of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, as well as cultural and social activities, that will analyse the processes of European expansion and integration, explore the concept of nation branding, and assess the impact of nation branding on Europe’s regional identity. Participants of the CDE program will participate in the ICD’s forthcoming international conference “Nation Branding in an Interdependent World”, (Berlin 29th July-1st August 2010), which will explore the concept of nation branding, its history and consider its impact on the economic, political and cultural relations between countries.

    We are currently accepting applications to attend the congress, and I would therefore be grateful if you could forward the information below on to anyone who you feel may be interested in attending. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in raising awareness of our upcoming event.


    The Conference is open to applications from students and young professionals with an active interest in European affairs. The online application form can be found under:

    Further Information

    Further information: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/cde
    Enquiries: cde@culturaldiplomacy.org

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