Loss

Yesterday was the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Seeing the Queen sat alone during the service epitomised the feeling of isolation that has been felt by all during this past year. The symbolism of the head of state; the monarch, our Queen sat alone with all eyes on her, was such a powerful image.Continue reading “Loss”

Toxicity

Toxic traits are damaging. To you and to those around you. There are many toxic traits that take different guises. How can we seek these out and do better? I try to be an organised person. I like to feel in control. In control of myself and in control of my situation. I have recognisedContinue reading “Toxicity”

Coffee and Sunshine

As you settle back into work after a lovely long bank holiday weekend, take time to take stock. Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the sunshine. Or snow as the weather changed vehemently today. I had the privilege of speaking to an old friend today over a nice coffee. A priceless conversation. AfterContinue reading “Coffee and Sunshine”

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – review

An absolutely marvellous read. This book can be read in so many ways. From front to back, from back to front, or as some people have done, turn a page a day. I enjoy doing a lucky dip and flicking to a random page to see: what inspiration I can take for that day; whatContinue reading “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – review”

Mindful Ramblings

The delight of good weather on a bank holiday is second to none. The blue sky, the cool breeze, the bright sun. Today we took a trip to Dovedale in the Peak District. It was the second time we’ve visited and this day was more glorious than the last. The rolling hills formed a marvellousContinue reading “Mindful Ramblings”