OK Breathe, Orange Coloured Beach Sky;

Arrived at the beach and saw this orange coloured sky as we were unpacking. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salty sea will always be a trigger for me to relax and breathe. The Friday night long drive after a long week is always worth it once we arrive and are metContinue reading “OK Breathe, Orange Coloured Beach Sky;”

People… are interested in people

This post is not a typically reflective or cerebral post but just an observation from my experience of living next to the sea. You see the photo that accompanies this post? well you have two options as you walk along the seaside path. You can look at the majestic ocean, waves, clouds, boats, planes allContinue reading “People… are interested in people”

No man is an island

Learning of friends losing loved ones and relatives always leaves me a little sad, even if they were not direct friends it effects us all. More than ever this poem by John Donne says how I feel right now. (excuse the use of noun ‘Man’ it was written in 1624) ((Spot the Hemingway title… ))Continue reading “No man is an island”

Beach BBQ done the right way

After missing out of most of the spring summer with Covid-19 I finally spent two weeks Staycation down the beach– and that for me means a beach barbecue! With West Sussex skies and serene sunsets, all that remains to be perfect is a Beer and a Beach BBQ. Owning a holiday home on the beachContinue reading “Beach BBQ done the right way”

No instruction manual for being a parent

One of my favourite things to read on my company’s intranet are the new parent posts. The captured moment of a beautiful new baby with the smiling parents, looking overjoyed and a little bit worried at the enormity of the responsibility they have now. They remind me when my children were born, feeling just theContinue reading “No instruction manual for being a parent”

Beach people know this;

You don’t just spend time on the beach in the summer You are constantly told you live somewhere that people yearn to see You know that every problem is reduced by sitting near the sea When people drop rubbish on your beach you go mental Dog walkers not picking up their dog mess will resultContinue reading “Beach people know this;”

I never miss four

This is Jonny Wilkinson one of the greatest fly half’s in the history of world Rugby. He is retired now but a great proponent of my theory of the ‘hardest worker in the room’ He worked tirelessly to perfect his skills. Too small, too slow, too weak. Yet he became a legend. A quick story:Continue reading “I never miss four”

Perspective

Not sure why I remember this today but it just came back to me this morning. I remember travelling to Scotland years ago, we went right up to the Northern most tip of our beautiful island. I had driven for over a day, got a boat /ferry to get to Lochinver, Sutherland in western Scotland.Continue reading “Perspective”

Thinking near the sea

A two week break from work at our holiday home next to the beach has been awesome, there is no better place to reflect than to sit and think in, near or on water. I don’t know why but I think better near a body of water. It fires the imagination, it provides a landscapeContinue reading “Thinking near the sea”