Just Unsubscribe

Just Unsubscribe

Email is a wonderful way to connect and keep in touch with people, arrange your car insurance, be reminded of meetings, get news and updates and much more. Downside It also has the ability to overwhelm us. I know people who regularly have over 2,000 unopened emails in...
Who Shall I Be ?

Who Shall I Be ?

I don’t often had bad dreams but last night was an exception (probably because of the medication I took to help deal with the effects of the wasp sting).  It wasn’t a nightmare as such but it was disturbing and I woke up with an unpleasant feeling....
The Sting

The Sting

Last month I stood on a wasp, an action I recommend others avoid at all costs. I felt the sting and it hurt, a lot, like being electrocuted and burned with a cigarette at the same time. I had my hands full at the time and although my instinct was to drop everything...
A Master of Some

A Master of Some

I expect you know the adage ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’ and maybe you think it is apt and wise advice – I disagree. Ten thousand hour rule Yes, in order to master something you need to practice it a lot. According to Malcolm Gladwell, this is 10,000 hours if...
Different Kinds of Courage

Different Kinds of Courage

As I shared in a previous ‘thought‘, I love BBC radio. One of my favourite programmes is Desert Island Discs, where each week a guest ‘castaway’ is interviewed about their life by the wonderfully. talented Kirsty Young. They are asked to choose...
Self Beliefs

Self Beliefs

Until I was 27 years old, I thought that socks came in left and right versions. I can’t remember how I discovered that this isn’t the case, I think it was because I said something about my sock being uncomfortable because it was on the wrong foot and...
A (non)sense of Direction

A (non)sense of Direction

One day last week my daughter rang me and said “There is a programme on the radio about people who go on holiday and end up in the wrong place. You should ring them“. “Oh, I said  `’Do you mean about the time we got stuck in the White Apache...
I May be an Alien?!

I May be an Alien?!

I am a great fan of Facebook (when used maturely) and I’m sure to write about this another time. BUT yesterday, for the first time, I read something mildly disturbing on it – I may be an alien! Actually, it made me smile and it is an interesting article. But not a...
What Was That?

What Was That?

Last night I was fast asleep last night when I was woken by a large ‘SQUEAK!’ It was right in my ear and my first thought was ‘Mouse!’ I yelled loudly enough to wake up Iain who had heard nothing but he very kindly and patiently had a quick look underneath the bed and...
Why do I share my thoughts?

Why do I share my thoughts?

Writing for one The question, of why I share my thoughts, is a question for me solely because I don’t expect or encourage or need anyone to read these (mostly) daily thoughts. I write them because I enjoy the experience of writing, and in particular, writing in flow,...
Starting the day – stupid!

Starting the day – stupid!

Stupid – I’m not the only one (?) I have just wasted the good part of 10 minutes searching for the source of the beep. The beep in this case was a very tiny sound that was reminiscent of a mine-sweeper from some black and white movie I saw once. It appeared to...
Lessons from Eddie Izzard

Lessons from Eddie Izzard

My recent conversion I have recently converted to idea of listening to audio books. I’ve dabbled in listening to audio podcasts but never audio books before. I decided to read something that wasn’t in the category ‘Positive Psychology’, which is what I usually read...