Give Us Grinches a Break

Give us Grinches a Break

(Please note that the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of the author….or are they?) It’s mid-December and I am just about ready to commit Hari Kari! I’m thinking back to September. Remember the warmer, though, in Wales not necessarily drier, lighter days? The grass cutting still being needed and the […]

Bringing Back Laughter

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(I am on a mission to re-introduce the laughing habit back into my life) As the curtain rises on another New Year, I think I’m on fairly safe ground when I congratulate you all on successfully drawing up an impressive goals list. I think it’s a pretty safe bet you will have made reference to […]

Finally at Home – Tales from Wales (Part 10)

I have even got my own tool belt now! Below some before and after pictures for you.   12 months on from buying my ‘forever’ home and I can finally see the light at the end of what has turned out to be a very long tunnel. Back in August the builders and I parted company. […]

My Close Encounter with a Nervous Breakdown

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It all started a few months ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  I’ve always had normal blood pressure and put the recent heightened levels down to the move from England to Wales during lockdown.  Whatever the cause my new GP was alarmed when it showed no signs of improving and prescribed medication […]

Let’s Burn the Witches!

As we head into most people’s summer break, I thought I’d take a lighter view on one of the things that has troubled me in recent times.  That is the alarming responses social media seems to engender in seemingly rational human beings. Medieval hysteria in a modern age- burn the witches In our country’s medieval […]

Defining yourself as Male/Female, Black/White?


I was at an event this past weekend and, as I usually do, wandered around the room speaking to various people afterwards.  With one particular person I asked one of my normal questions; “what is your biggest business challenge at the moment?” to which the reply I got back was “I am a woman and […]

Goal Setting – Your big shiny goal

Following on from my previous articles; find your purpose and self assessment – the 1st step, you now have a pretty clear picture of who and where you are right now so what is the next step on the road to finding your purpose? I personally found this to be the fun part when I […]

The Starting Point to Finding Purpose – Self-assessment

Last week I wrote about how, to achieve your goals, you have to know what your purpose is.  I promised to show you the steps to do this so here is the first step: you have to truly understand who you are and where you are now. The hard bit I found was to a) […]

How Can You Reach Your Goal If You Don’t Know Your Purpose

If you are feeling stuck in a rut, feeling unfulfilled, are jealous of other’s successes, or are simply frustrated that you are not further along to where you think you should be then read on. I wrote a little while back about humans needing a purpose: What I didn’t realise until recently is that not […]