Why moving house is so stressful.

Why moving house is so stressful.

The stress of moving house. As soon as you mention that you are moving house, someone will tell you about the stress involved. “They say it’s one of the most stressful things you can do,” is the helpful advice you will receive. “They say it’s as stressful as...
Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the future of mankind. I have written before about the hardships of life as a grandparent, but with our granddaughter soon to start school, there is a new hurdle to face. And I don’t mean the fact that she knows everything already.   Having...
The way to improve your work (featuring Kanye West).

The way to improve your work (featuring Kanye West).

How to improve your work. There is a line of thought that suggests the way to improve your work is to involve someone else. It might be the use of an editor, or merely getting a second opinion. But, just adding the input of an outsider, even if they are a celebrity,...
How to make your dream come true by doing absolutely nothing.

How to make your dream come true by doing absolutely nothing.

How you gonna have a dream come true? Why can’t you make your dream come true? And more to the point, why can some people drift through life getting exactly what they want?   Did you ever wonder why the people who don’t care always get what they wish for?...
Be prepared for success, adventure and everything.

Be prepared for success, adventure and everything.

Be prepared for a successful life. While 2007 was the centenary of the scouting movement as a whole, this year is more meaningful for me, because 2016 marks 100 years of the Cubs, and I loved my time as a Cub. When I think back to my childhood, many of my most...
Nigel Kennedy – Four Seasons in one Sunday

Nigel Kennedy – Four Seasons in one Sunday

Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons. There is an old saying in musical circles that goes: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day – Give him a violin, and he will play Vivaldi. I might have just made that up, but there is definitely an inextricable...
One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan. As Tim Peake hurtles around the Earth faster than a toddler on blue Smarties (other sweets are available), the nation is swept by the biggest outbreak of space fever since NASA’s Skylab fell back to the earth. At the same time as Tim was...
Black Friday. A retail skid-mark across November.

Black Friday. A retail skid-mark across November.

Black Friday – prices slashed and free delivery. Did you know that the other day was Black Friday? If your email is anything like mine, you probably heard it mentioned. It is the retail marketing equivalent of a classroom full of overexcited six-year olds, all...
Searching for Google and a new look at SEO.

Searching for Google and a new look at SEO.

Not the Google SEO we all know and get confused by. We are all conditioned to think that Google is the centre of the modern universe. We use Google search to find things, Google mail to tell people about it, Google maps to get to it and Google drive to store all the...