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Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection

I was walking along the path by the river, heading out of Richmond towards the Lock and Weir, and I passed under Twickenham Bridge. As I did so I could hear how the sound of my footsteps were being reflected back to me, echoed by the shape of the arch. I am always...

A ‘Rough’ Patch

A ‘Rough’ Patch

I work out of a number of different offices in Richmond, Twickenham and St. Margarets. I've also recently joined a gym. I walk between them. I like walking and at the moment I'm refraining from running (a torn ligament) and I like being able to have that time to...

Change? This way…

Change? This way…

Change? It's easy to stay the same. It's hard to change. I want to change. It's easy to make the decision to change. It's hard to make the change. It takes a long time to change. It only takes a moment to change. I can't change. I don't want to change. Why should I...

Swimming, not Drowning

Swimming, not Drowning

I don't swim. I can swim, but I don't swim. I am not scared of being in the water - quite the opposite. Underwater I'm very happy. It's that bit where I'm neither in or out of the water. I think they call it swimming. I've heard a lot about swimming. My partner swims...

It’s like falling off a bike…

It’s like falling off a bike…

Which is exactly what I did this morning. I was riding back to Twickenham after volunteering at my local Parkrun (Crane Park). One of the roads was closed for some minor repairs. The footpath was still available and so I approached a point where the kerb dropped and...

Why I’ve Stopped Listening to Music

Why I’ve Stopped Listening to Music

I love music. It's a fundamental part of my life. I still buy CDs , even though I have a Spotify account. Not a day goes by when I don't listen to something (and usually something from the early eighties or a soundtrack).But lately I realised something fundamental. I...

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