Old Town – Old Memories

This week... This week I’ve been putting in motions to organise a reunion with old friends.  This is a long delay, not just due to lockdown restrictions which have been in place over the past year, but also a reluctance on my part to find the motivation to put the movements to actually organise a … Continue reading Old Town – Old Memories

Protecting Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

It’s been nearly a year since the world was put on lockdown for the first time. Quite unbelievable that 11 months later we’re still in the same place as we were back then, if not worse.

Lockdown fatigue is setting in and more people than ever are feeling very discouraged, unmotivated and depressed. Since the end doesn’t seem to be near, I’d like to share with you my best tips for protecting your mental health during this pandemic.

You are your friends

This post was originally posted in March 2015 and has been reposted to illustrate some of the work I am writing on Medium.com. "Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children.  They … Continue reading You are your friends

The Best Revenge

Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life - I have referred to it many times as "free therapy" because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times. I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start … Continue reading The Best Revenge

How I make the most of time

It was a regular Wednesday morning - where I always get the train to work.  The only difference was that my alarm did not go off. With 20 minutes to get ready it was a difficult task to get the train - usually it takes me at least 20 minutes alone to get ready! Almost … Continue reading How I make the most of time

6 Ways To Be Social

I am not a social butterfly. But I have noticed when people are better at being social at gatherings than others.  These are people I usually prefer to talk to. Be interesting If all you have to talk about is your work, a relationship or your dog then it will soon get boring.  The best … Continue reading 6 Ways To Be Social

Sharing Dreams and Goals

Apart from writing a blog that discusses some of my dreams and goals, in the real world I have kept many of my goals secret. But why would I do such a thing? Is it because I am embarrassed by what I set?  Or is it because assume that people are quiet negative and take pleasure … Continue reading Sharing Dreams and Goals

Friends and Self-Improvement

"Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children.  They will be full of things like: He is a good person, he's just in the wrong crowd.,,,, She has potential but her … Continue reading Friends and Self-Improvement

The Game of Thrones and the Laws of Power: Law 2

For anyone who has read a Song of Ice and Fire or watched Game of Thrones.  One of the main themes is about power - various players vie for control of the kingdom of Westeros (or at least become a powerful player). The 48 Laws of Power is a book I recently read that illustrates … Continue reading The Game of Thrones and the Laws of Power: Law 2