One of the problems that students have with reflective writing is to decide on relevance and disclosure. What information is relevant? What should be included? How wide does one draw the circle around the project? How much do you need to tell?

As we live in difficult times and some of that must impact on the work somewhere then do I have to write up notes on Bin Laden or Clegg? The background buzz of history going about its business, rearranging the zeitgeist. I can’t say I’ve made a plate about that as yet.

The last few days have been difficult and odd and that probably has impacted on the plates so that does need to be written about, in some way.