Christmas Talk?

Partner and I have been arguing about talking.

His work is all about information, accuracy and being precise (he calls this ‘being right’).  He’s used to getting and giving information and when he asks questions to do with work they are to elicit a very specific type of information.

I am useless at remembering facts … Read more


The sum of all our conversations

As always we went to football today, this time in huge venue with toilet and, oh joy, hot drinks for sale on a misty and cold morning.

As we youngest son (YS) and I were standing in the queue to get our hot chocolates (having navigated the acres of mist to get eldest son (ES) … Read more


Listening

When you listen to someone, how much of it do you remember? Give me a percentage?

20%, 50%, 100%?

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
Ernest Hemingway

I’ve been on training courses for the Cardiff University recently and we were revising coaching skills.

In the first two years of a romantic … Read more


Truth in Turkey

I actually still feel rested after our late arrival back from Turkey last week in spite of being back to early mornings and children who don’t want to be out of bed in time for school.  The 16  loads of washing (OK, I exaggerate; but only slightly) are done and the cases are stored under … Read more


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