Tomorrow morning two of my buddies @niccombe and @fergusbisset will be joining hundreds of other people to run the Bupa 10k around London. They have both trained for this race – but neither is feeling like they’ve done enough and I think the technical term for how they are both feeling is ‘bricking it’. So … More Impossible is nothing
I thought I’d start this blog post by sharing a little bit about my family life with you, I guess by way of setting the context! My parents are very different people – my dad served in the Navy, has been involved for the past 20 years with the Army Cadet Force and a lot … More Respect please!
I’m not really a big pizza fan, its not something I’d ever buy in the supermarket or make at home. Up until four years ago I’d never really been that fussed about pizza. So what changed that? Well I moved to Newton Abbot and discovered The Pizza Cafe. The Pizza Cafe is quite simply the … More Pizza…its the conversation that makes it!
This week I’ve been blown away by the generosity of some lovely people in my twitter stream. I asked for a £1 off people who follow me, as sponsorship for a 15k walk I’m doing next month. The Starlight Walk is a 15k stroll around Swindon, home of the famous magic roundabout, in aid of … More Value for money?
Thought I’d share some fortune cookie wisdom with you. Is worth remembering methinks. That and my fave Margaret Mead quote: Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Lecture over….carry on….nothing to see here 🙂
I was away last week when the final episode of Young, Autistic and Stagestruck was shown on Channel 4 – you can still catch it on 4OD. This series followed nine young people with autism as they worked together to put on a play – you can read about the two previous episodes here and … More Legacy?
Help please, I need your help. No really, I could *really* do with your help. My friend Dan died in February, he was 37. We buried him the day after Valentine’s Day. He left behind his wife, Anna and his young daughter Liv. You can read more and see Dan in a previous blog post … More Help please…I need a £1
I’ve been really loving coffee lately. This isn’t a new thing; in fact I suspect the only thing I’ve ever been addicted to is coffee! Therefore I consider myself a recovered/recovering (do you ever confidently recover from anything in life? That’s a post for another time) coffee addict. So take it as read that I … More A proper tea
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers – Tennessee Williams How often do we hear good news or good stories that involve strangers? How often are we suspicious or wary of strangers; or indifferent to them? How often do we hear horror stories in the press about people being attacked unprovoked by strangers … More The kindness of strangers
On Sunday Erin Kennedy ran a marathon. I don’t know about you but I’m *always* impressed by anyone who runs a marathon…or for that matter walks a marathon…or runs a half marathon…or walks a half marathon…or runs a 10k; I’ll stop, you get the picture. Those of you who swing by here occasionally will be … More Meet Erin…she’s inspirational!