Category Archives: learning

Watching the clock

I have done a lot of travelling this week which means thinking time mainly on one of many long train journeys. It has been an opportunity to reflect on a few things including where I am in life. I am … Continue reading

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Five days in my shoes

I rarely treat myself to anything new and that is due mainly to the fact I have some very expensive animals in my life. Trust me, if your child, partner or friend asks you if they should buy a horse … Continue reading

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Time to think

For anyone who has read my blogs you will know I often talk about the need to have some time to yourself in this busy fast moving world. Being able to switch off from the endless demands of modern life … Continue reading

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Dare to learn

I have watched with interest the coverage from three events run by my old friends at Commshero. The theme of the conferences was ‘dare to fail’ which was an interesting subject. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but the idea … Continue reading

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So similar it is different

I had a chance to speak to a great group of young apprentices today about communication, public relations and social media. It is always a chance to reflect on what we do, what has been achieved and where we could … Continue reading

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An age of innocence

When we are young we spend all our time trying to be more grown up. We want to be able to do things like driving, being legally able to drink and to leave our childhood behind. The grass always looked … Continue reading

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Just when I needed it most

As I was walking out of the house this morning I turned to pick up a bag and felt my back muscles go into spasm. It was very uncomfortable and has been lurking and threatening to go for the past … Continue reading

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