Autumn snuggling down
I used to hate the dark wintering months, wetting and chilling us as they shorten the days and steal the summer’s light. But now I notice a sense of relief. Relief that I can rest, be still, sit with the cat warming my legs as I dive between pages of my teetering reading pile.
Wood … Read more
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
Stop, Review and Celebrate
So that was Christmas, and as Mr Lennon asked, ‘What have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun’ and before we rush into the New Year with all our resolutions about what we’re going to do, and be and achieve in 2013, I’m inviting you to stop and reflect on … Read more