When it comes to tech, I tend to think of myself as an early adopter. I had my first iPhone nearly a decade ago, before it became the norm for high school students up and down the land, our first DVD player cost at least ten times more than a basic model today (and it worked fractionally worse too!) and … Read More
What if today was your last?
Waking up to yet another atrocity in London overnight, it’s hard not to find yourself silently despairing. Fear and hate has been given the spotlight, yet again. Where’s the love? The patience? The kindness? And this comes at a time when people are still searching for the people they love, feared lost in the tower block fire. As I looked … Read More
What if your today wasn’t ‘same old, same old’?
In the continuing adventures of France, we packed up our things last Saturday (yes, we totally misjudged the strawberry tarts and ended up having to throw some away. Très horrible!) and headed a couple of hours south west to a little gîte near Loche. We always knew that this second gîte wasn’t likely to match up to the delights of … Read More
What if you said yes? (But only for one day!)
Good morning lovely and welcome to a brand new day 🙂 So I have a post on half which I’ve been struggling with, a lot, all about the power of saying no. That might get finished, one day, but here’s where I’m at …. Saying “no” to some things is really important, there’s one category of stuff in particular that I personally … Read More
If too many of your 50,000 thoughts per day are taken up with worrying, read this …
Gooood morning and welcome to a brand new day. I hope the sun is shining where you are this morning (unless you’re in California. I hear you guys could use the rain!) and that you’re having yourself a delightful start to the day. I’m on my second flat white of the morning so you can be sure it’s going to … Read More
How to survive in a culture that celebrates burnout
I was reading my friend LaVone’s blog post yesterday and she described herself as a watcher. If you don’t know LaVonne, she’s a sixty something years young adventurer, travelling around the US in her home on wheels, cutely named ‘LaVanne’. She’s an inspiration and you should hear the stories she has to tell. But that’s not why I’m mentioning her … Read More
Read this if it’s already been a long week
This is for those days when you feel like you’ve woken up the day after running three marathons. This is for those days when every, single, single, step feels like one step too many. This is for those days when you’re forcing yourself to smile and keep on going but all you really want to do is cwtch up on … Read More
Does it sometimes feel like everyone else’s life is sooo much more exciting?
It’s no secret that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I love how easy it is stay in touch with wonderful friends. I hate how compelled we feel to only show the brighter, more entertaining side of life. I love it when the power of Facebook is harnessed for the collective good (like the time one … Read More
Do you think it’s possible to live in a world that’s inherently good?
Imagine the scene … you or someone you love is out for the evening. A few drinks. A little dance in a local club. All good. And then someone touches you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. Your stomach in knots, you take a deep breath and tell the guy that it’s not acceptable for his hands to … Read More
You might just be amazed at what you find under the hood!
Sat in church yesterday morning and the chap preaching started telling us a story from his days managing a children’s home. This came after a story about the time he and his wife bought a new house so as to accommodate four brothers they’d been asked to foster. Did you ever listen to someone and find yourself realising that there … Read More
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