West Ham defender Claire Rafferty describes how she prepares for a big game, which chiefly includes relaxing, watching TV, listening to podcasts and cooking. But the last thing she does immediately before every game is to message her mum, who puts her into a positive frame of mind with a calming message of good luck.… Read More When only they will do . . .
I read an article about workers tipping their peers as a way to say thank you for great work. I’m really not sure – but don’t want to dismiss the idea wholly … it might just catch on, and I’d be looking back in years to come, red-faced at a blog so completely out of… Read More Thank you, thank you, thank you . . .
“The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully” Jimmy Stewart
Journalist Emily Maitlis talked about what her younger self would make of her life today. Two things stood out for me … The first – don’t bother in your life with people who are mean. Next – that she’s happier now than she’s ever felt. Hopefully her younger self would be happy with her progress.… Read More Lessons in . . .
My beloved is cooking me a sweet potato chilli. I know this because he’s told me. I also know this because for the last hour he’s been in the kitchen prepping. The chopping and washing and stirring and weighing (not necessarily in that order) haven’t gone unnoticed as I sit in the lounge trying to… Read More Swallowing my potato pride . . .
A most wonderful colleague shared a story from his homeland – a true tale of night-time walks with friends through the desert in his native Libya. He described what it feels like to travel through the sand … the sheer vastness … how quiet it is … and how scary too. With no road or… Read More On a journey . . .
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. “ Lyndon B. Johnson
“I think it’s OK to take a risk. Don’t take a foolish risk, but I think it’s good in life to take a risk. I also believe that I don’t care who you are, how big you are, everybody always has something to learn. Everybody can always get better.” Gayle King
Sometimes, things just have to be said as they’re meant. No fussing, no fudging. Just honesty. And on this Monday morning, the opening lines of a chapter in Matthew Kimberley’s book, Getting Things Done, might just meet that smattering of straight-talking and authenticity that we could all benefit from:
“The city takes a breath on Sunday. Of all that’s lost with the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” Hawksley Workman (Hawksley Burns for Isadora)a