It was Twenty Years Ago Today …

My business started, with me standing at Oxenholme train station, waiting for the train to London Euston. I was full of anticipation, enthusiasm and a bit of nerves. I thought there were strong possibilities and I wanted to explore them. Since that successful first job, I’ve delivered training throughout the UK & Ireland in person… Continue reading It was Twenty Years Ago Today …

Magic and Loss

The magic started nine years ago, when the SSPCA contacted us about a whippet in their Balmore shelter. We loved the picture – he had something! When we met him, it felt like we’d always known each other. The moment we brought Eivor home, he gave a quiet sigh and slept. The nervous, frightened whippet… Continue reading Magic and Loss

Others

What is it that causes some people to have issues with ‘others’? A different gender, skin colour, language, accent, ethnicity can cause some to display a strange mix of fear, insecurity and hostility. Today, as we walked the dogs around Culloden Battlefield, we encountered people from all over the world, all with a common interest… Continue reading Others

What’s Out There and In There

A lovely view on the Moray Coast. Look closer and you will see what’s out there. Blue sky, the beach, the forest, the snow-capped peaks. And yet, I’ve met people who tell me there’s ‘not much’ up here. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, take a closer look around you. You may spot something you… Continue reading What’s Out There and In There

Contrast

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed people appearing happier with a return to their workplaces. They tell me they are enjoying the contrast between their time at home and workplace. Home working can save time and money; it can bring relative solitude. The workplace offers face to face interaction with colleagues, a higher level… Continue reading Contrast

Home from Home on Burns Night

Again rejoicing Nature seesHer robe assume its vernal huesHer leafy locks wave in the breezeAll freshly steep’d in morning dews (Robert Burns – Composed In Spring) I am a proud Scouser. I am also proud to call Scotland our home for the past twelve years, so tonight we will be raising a tot of whisky… Continue reading Home from Home on Burns Night

Normal is What’s in Front of You

In a conversation two months ago about life in general, I heard this lovely sentence Normal is what’s in front of you. It really resonated with me. The last two years, while very challenging, have provided an opportunity for a reset, a chance to do more of what I want to do, rather than what… Continue reading Normal is What’s in Front of You

Into the Light

Last week it was dark and cold. All day, every day. I had a packed week of virtuals, with the curtains closed and the big light on at all times. Friday was my first non-delivery day in weeks. We set our intention to seize the opportunity and spend a day in nature. The sun came… Continue reading Into the Light

Special Memories

One of my most memorable life experiences happened 51 years ago today. We got a taxi, walked up and down a noisy Goodison Road that was filled with people and their anticipation. Everyone seemed so tall, you could smell the tobacco and police horses. The best memory was that magical moment when my Dad led… Continue reading Special Memories

Smaller World

My world feels physically smaller, yet bigger, these days. I’m no longer an expert in transport timetables, hotel and sandwich chains. That knowledge is now applied to sourcing the best independent locally sourced food. Work is all over the world, even though I run everything from our dining room table. Despite hardly travelling and meeting… Continue reading Smaller World