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Hope Is A Lovely Thing

Hope Is A Lovely Thing

Hope is a lovely thing. When I’m not swimming first thing in the morning, then I’m out walking. It doesn’t matter how long I go walking for - this morning it was for fifty minutes, other days it’s ninety minutes.  At the moment, I’m enjoying listening to audiobooks...

It’s About Time

It’s About Time

It's about time. (Or really how you use it.) Earlier this month, currently December 2020, I received an email from Spotify. The main headline was, “2020 Wrapped. You listened to 9,820 minutes on Spotify” I grabbed my calculator. 9,820 minutes is 164 hours (actually,...

Thank you for the advice

Thank you for the advice

Thank you for the Advice Advice. Suggestions. Recommendations. Wanted. Unwanted. Imposed. So many people telling us what we should do, what we shouldn’t, how to do it (often as an introduction to their particular solution). And the subjects - relationships, exercise,...

Controlling Expectations

Controlling Expectations

I could make this a really short blog. “Controlling Expectations - You can’t” There. Does that work? Too simplistic? And whose expectations? Ah, good question. That’s a really good place to start so I’ll start there. Can I control my expectations of myself? Yes. Can I...

Playing the odds…

Playing the odds…

I’m fascinated by what things make a big difference to my life. During lockdown I was no longer able to swim regularly as I was used to. I also discovered something called ‘snacking’ which meant that every time I was in the kitchen I would grab something ‘small’ to...

Well it’s been a long time…

Well it’s been a long time…

I haven’t written a blog for a long time now. In fact the last blog I wrote and posted was in December last year (2019). It’s not unheard of is it? Blogs are started with enthusiasm and after a while they so often just fade away. I’d like to say that that didn’t...