Author Archives: amandacomms1

What has changed?

Will I ever want to go back into the middle of a crowd? I don’t know. Will I feel comfortable shopping during busier times? Possibly. Am I going to keep buying things I may not need? Definitely not. Continue reading

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It’s a risky business

Everything in life has risks attached to it. Even lying in bed has risks of deep vain thrombosis or other health issues. Continue reading

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One word at a time

When a crisis hits an organisation why do the words they use matter so much? Surely it is what the organisation does that matters more? It is true the actions are the heart of the response. But for most people … Continue reading

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Reflections on 12 months going it alone

I have been surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of support that I have been given during the past year. Continue reading

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Trying to fit the mould

None of my experiences have ever stopped me from doing what I wanted to but they did mean I changed and adapted. Continue reading

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Perfectly imperfect

Are we really saying that everything we do when we are in the middle of a crisis is perfect? Is there no room for improvement in what we do? Continue reading

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Another way: reflections on the past 24 hours

I watched the news late last night and was struck by a variety of emotions. Watching some of the footage was definitely shocking but it was clearly a really challenging situation for the police. After more than 20 years working … Continue reading

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Learning from half a century

At my lowest point I could see no future but I held on to a dream I had. It was a dream to write a book, to have my own business and to enjoy life again. Continue reading

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Moving on

After a year of continued pressure now is the time to make sure your batteries are recharged. If you were an elastic band how stretched do you feel? Continue reading

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What is the future for horse racing?

Sadly the photograph of racehorse trainer Gordon Elliot appeared on my social media timelines and it is an image that stuck in my head. As a long time horse owner this was a reputational crisis that made me really think. … Continue reading

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