Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them


Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

I have just come back from Rhodes, a Greek island and life there seemed so much simpler than what we have in the UK. Rhodes - a Greek island, but nearer Turkey The jobs seem to mostly relate to tourism (or are a byproduct created because of tourism) and as a result the people who … Continue reading Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

System: The Power of Three

I have had a bit of a hiatus from posting recently. Since starting the blog I have been well disciplined to ensure that there has been new content every week (or more) because when I started I knew that I did not want to be one of the those blogs that post inconsistently and started … Continue reading System: The Power of Three

They say to follow your passion…

But when I was 3, I wanted to be a cat. When I turned 5, I was more realistic in my career aspirations and wanted to be a fireman. When I was 11, I wanted to save all the animals. When I was 12, I wanted to save the world. When I was 13, I … Continue reading They say to follow your passion…

Tenerife Bar Scene

I don't know why I took this picture of the bar.  Perhaps being a young, intoxicated man on holiday seeing a blonde girl swinging round a pole in a bar enticed me. I wonder what happened to her. Guess she never saw her modelling career ending up that way.


  One of my worst memories was when I went to Blackpool with some friends.  One of them got involved in some carny game throwing hoops over some sticks that probably didn't fit. I stood to one side and encouraged my friend in his futile quest to win some money.  I did not realise that … Continue reading Blackpool

The Falkirk Wheel

  In Scotland they have the Falkirk wheel, a great peace of engineering to get canal boats up from one level to the next. The boats go in at the bottom.  The wheel turns round and the boats get out at the top onto the canal that is at a higher level.

Ice Skating on the Rideau canal

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is pretty amazing. Because it gets so cold in Canada the canal freezes up and what you get is a massive ice skating rink that is over 2km long in distance. My skating improved a lot just having the space and speed to really fly along. This was my favourite … Continue reading Ice Skating on the Rideau canal