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Abuse and The Boiling Frog Analogy Those of you who know me will have probably heard me explain the boiling frog analogy at great length.  I love it.  For all the wrong reasons.  It is applicable to so many people in their daily lives.  It is a part of a greater problem which needs to be tackled in society but before it can be stopped, people need to realise the situations they are in.

Four Positives of a 4AM Alarm

Four Positives of a 4AM Alarm

Rolling over to switch my alarm off at 4am is never something I look forward to.  My bed is always at its comfiest when I know I have to get up for an early shift.  Often, waking up before 6am feels like a chore and my bed suddenly becomes the most comfortable it has ever been.  Yet despite the downsides, there are some benefits to waking up so early… Peace Whilst nearly everyone is still in bed, the world is…

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Something to look forward to…

Something to look forward to…

The Year Ahead Life can often run away from you if you don’t have a plan.  This year I was determined to start off with a plan of things that I wanted to do throughout the year so that I have something to look forward to every few weeks.  This list is in no way a complete run down of my year (that’d take far too long) but these are the events which I think will form the highlights: Frances…

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March Musings

March Musings

Junkyard Golf This weekend, I celebrated a friend’s birthday.  I’m no golfer but was surprised to find myself doing particularly well in our game of mini-golf at Junkyard until the very last hole.  Eight shots later and my score didn’t look quite so rosy!  Junkyard Golf is a quirky idea and worth a visit if you are out to have a laugh with friends whilst sipping on a beer – you can’t do that on an 18-hole course.  And why wouldn’t you…

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Blue Monday: The Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Blue Monday: The Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Today is Blue Monday.  The day in the year we are supposedly meant to feel at our lowest.  The focus today is on our unhappiness and the press haven’t let themselves down in this respect with articles on a number of newspaper websites highlighting the misery of this supposed occasion. Feeling down yet? The Telegraph‘s article on this occasion cites Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the death of many publicly adored celebrities in 2016 as reasons to be…

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Optimism for 2017…

Optimism for 2017…

The new year is a time when we are granted the opportunity to draw a line under the last 12 month, whether good or bad, and start afresh.  This year I have taken this opportunity to both plan and look ahead to the next 12 months.  Here are some of the things I resolve to see and do in 2017. Running – 10k Challenge My first goal is simple.  Set a new 10k personal best time by the end of March….

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On Reflection… 2016

On Reflection… 2016

2016 has widely been dubbed a bad year by many but here I reflect on my highlights of an eventful year. Most beautiful place I have visited I have visited Paphos Cyprus, Geneva in Switzerland and Gabbice Mare in Italy this year.  I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Montefabbri in Italy near to Gabicce, hence my trip.  The scenery around the venue was breathtaking, the venue was in the countryside, surrounded by rolling hills lit up…

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