Warning – maintenance in progress

Maintenance. Let’s face it, it’s not a sexy concept, is it? It smacks of drudgery and duty, to me at least, something that you really ‘should’ do, but which often falls by the wayside in place of something more exciting and shiny. As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in Hocus Pocus “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to […]

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At one with nature

I hadn’t intended to write anything to coincide with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week – in my view, we should be able and willing to talk about mental health any time we want and not need a special week for it. But I changed my mind. This morning I went for my regular early dip in the sea, which […]

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Stop, unplug and listen

The other morning I did something unusual. I left the house to walk to the train station without putting in my earphones. For me, this is rare. My normal routine has me loading up a podcast within seconds of shutting the front door. I then listen to that for the first 30-odd minutes of my commute, before switching to music […]

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