No regrets

No regrets … really??

No regrets … really?? Best selling author Dan Pink has turned his attention to the ‘absurd culture of No Regrets’ and he has some interesting insights to share.  See https://www.danpink.com/the-power-of-regret/   There is so much scope for regret, so many opportunities for us to mess up.  Be assured though, there is no such thing as a…

Live colorfully/blush pink sofa

A blush pink velvet sofa

A blush pink velvet sofa Hello from my breakfast bar. Now, I’ve written that because I’ve found I really enjoy having a breakfast bar. If you had asked me what I was looking for in a home before I moved house, a breakfast bar would have been low on the agenda, but significantly higher than…

Scrap booking your life

Scrap Booking Your Life

Scrap Booking Your Life Living through a pandemic has been a life changing experience and has prompted a lot of geographical movement. A friend of mine recently had to move for financial reasons, precipitated by the fast-approaching end of an endowment mortgage which meant she had to sell up.  She had a big rambling garden…

Secrets, losses and healing truths

Secrets, Losses and Healing Truths

Secrets, Losses and Healing Truths Hello. I recently mentioned how much I appreciate paper records and handwriting instead of storing everything on the Cloud.  My nephew has been researching our family tree. There have been complexities and name changes over the years which make investigating the past difficult. Two days ago, I received a bound…

thoughts thinking

Thoughts-thinking-thoughts-thinking

Thoughts-thinking-thoughts-thinking Yonks ago someone said to me (without any actual, hard evidence) that only about 1% of what the average Jo/e thinks each day is original thought.   Mind. Blown.  I LOVED this idea.  It made me laugh out loud because it fitted so well with my own direct experience.   I suppose I would class myself…

Alex Voice in writing

Finding your voice in writing

Finding your voice in writing Good morning. I decided to try something different from my day job and joined a cabaret singing group. I’ve never done such a thing before. The couple who run it are very flexible and are looking at all genres of music but seem to know a lot about musicals. Last…