The fifteen minute play thing that’ll unlock your best ideas …

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

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

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