Learning from a walk

I have been walking more recently, walking to think, walking to get healthier, just walking anywhere with whoever will walk with me. I read once in a wonderful book by Sidney Poitier a quote that has always stuck with me; There is something that happens when you walk somewhere with with someone, its unspoken butContinue reading “Learning from a walk”

Lessons learned this week

How many convenience stores do you have close to you? I was telling someone the other day how easy it would be to buy something and learned that they live in the countryside and that their nearest store to buy that product was a hundred miles away. I made a common mistake which we allContinue reading “Lessons learned this week”

Fish and chips by the sea while reading books about the sea

Some weekends the pleasure of being alive is just within reach and the warmness of the moment is understandable also. It’s a gift to be alive. And each moment, each breathe we take is literally the chance of a lifetime.

Take your time

I have worked in consulting for over 20 years and it has always been the same. An expectation that you know everything and you must reply quickly to the client or what is the point? they have hired you as an expensive expert after all! So the industry has all sorts of clever and notContinue reading “Take your time”

No crabby pants allowed only happy clams

As I write this post the bank holiday weekend still has half of Monday left but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it has been one of my best long weekends for ages. I am at peace with ‘the me’ down at the beach. Whether it be short walks on theContinue reading “No crabby pants allowed only happy clams”

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”

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”

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”