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Happy happy happy happy

Getting up and stumbling about in the dark to beat the traffic to work, getting home after sunset and walking into your chilly home, when hibernating seems like a brilliant idea, the media start shoving ‘happiness’ at us. Are you … Continue reading

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October? OCTOBER??

Are you also scratching your head wondering where 2015 has gone? Can you remember anything about 2015? What did you do in April? Have you been anywhere new? Have you had dinner with the people you said, “let’s do dinner sometime’ to? … Continue reading

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THIS is what I do……

Yes. I’m here and I’m happy to  talk.

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it…..

Talk posh and you’re in, in other words. It as long been the case that how you sound: your accent and grammar, will dictate very much how and how far you succeed in many fields of endeavour today. English is … Continue reading

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Into the Void…

I’ve done a number of MOOCs – one on the English country house which was grand, one on Shakespeare which was equally grand and one on Writing Fiction. (I have always wanted to be a writer.) I didn’t finish the … Continue reading

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Working for Myself

I was always told that working for myself was a far better option than working to make money for someone else. And I am now working for myself. It is tough – much tougher than working for someone else because … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Cliche

Nothing pleases me more than reading a piece of language that is beautifully written – from the immortal lines of Mr William Shakespeare to some who may not stand the test of time, but who nevertheless have me writhing in either mirth … Continue reading

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Future-proof careers.

It is becoming a cliche to say that most of the careers that are followed today will not exist in years to come and that today’s young people are learning for careers that do not yet exist. It must be tough to … Continue reading

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Microwave thinking

I saw this  phrase the other day. It means “think, but not for too long.” And then I saw this And then I remembered this from the late, great Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, … Continue reading

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Is there really an app for that?

There have been any number of posts and articles, reports and stories lately about our addiction to anything that alerts us to anything else. People get woken in the middle of the night by other people commenting on Facebook, heralded … Continue reading

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