Posts in this category relate to connections – but the connections may not be made obvious in the post.

Making Connections on January 10th 2015


Dadamac Connect showed off some of its connections at an event that Nicola and I arranged at Hub Westminster on January 10th 2015. We arranged it on behalf of another organisation that has “Dadamac DNA”. It’s called Dadamac Foundation. It’s focussed on Africa-UK connections and is a registered charity –  see

Like Dadamac Connect it grew out of the work Nicola and I did together previously for many years in the Dadamac Network  (archived at

The event was “Africa-UK Connections  in Practice – New Approaches for 2015”. It was to promote the work of Dadamac Foundation, share its vision, and connect with possible collaborators.

Given our shared Dadamac DNA, Dadamac Connect sponsored the event in various ways including bringing in 180 degrees to video it- see video called #dadamac2015

Nicola (also known as Nikki) blogged about the event recently over on the Dadamac Foundation website, giving more background and all the links – see Summary of Dadamac’s January Launch of New Model

Mar 11, 2015 by pamela | Categories: My Blogs

Newbie at the Dadamac Connect website

Once this blog is posted I’ll be able to say “I’m Pamela McLean of Dadamac Connect. We connect people, organisations and ideas. You can find out more at”.

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Today I was given a password to come and add the content here, so I’ve been on a learning curve, and I’m not quite at the top yet. I’ve been learning-by-doing, supplemented by “phone a friend” (and I don’t want to bother him again this evening). I’ve made some mistakes and learned from them and progress is being made.

Gradually the front page will fill up with blog posts – and this is the first one. I’ll need to add a picture. I haven’t cracked that one yet, when I do I’ll come back and edit the blog. (Editing note added later – as you see – progress was made). I feel like I’m almost the last person on the planet to not yet know how to do this – but I don’t know yet – so I’ll share my learning journey.

My phone-a-friend friend told me to take a photo on my phone and email it to myself and all would be well. I needed to find something appropriate to take a photo of. A Dadamac Connect button seemed appropriate – but I needed to pin in it onto someone or something – and it wasn’t going to be me. I’ve solved that one – we now have a mascot.

I’ve found the camera app on my phone and managed to persuade it that I have no intention of taking a selfie (so will it please focus in the opposite direction). A photo has been taken – well several, as I had trouble finding them once they were taken. I’ve tracked one down and discovered how to mail it to myself. As usual there were choices to be made – and I had no idea what to choose – so I sent myself a series of photos – normal, large, medium and small.

I’m hoping to end the day in triumph (“small step for mankind” and all that – major leap for me). I hope I’ll go to my in box. It will be obvious which size photo I should use. I’ll be able to drag and drop it to my desktop. I’ll click the “add media” button on the edit page for the blog, and “presto” my induction day as a newbie at the Dadamac Connect website will be successfully completed. Or not.

Tomorrow I’ll go out in my new identity, making new connections and pointing people here. I won’t let possible photo-failure stand in the way of my new identity. I’ll publish the blog now and I’ll add the photo when I’ve figured out how.

PS – Evening update – I’m making progress. The photos is here, but it’s not as it should be. The learning curve continues.


Mar 11, 2015 by pamela | Categories: My Blogs

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