Tribute to Chester Bennington

I was totally shocked when back in July my son texted me to say Chester had died. As the news rolled out to say it was suicide I was surprised, but maybe not unexpected given what he had gone through in his life. Despite all that, he was an inspiration to me, singing...

Values…

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce...

Preparation

Yesterday I eventually got the bathroom ready for painting. Stripping the walls and ceiling of the original wood chip wallpaper and the many coats of paint on top seems to have taken an age. A lot more time than I originally planned. Up and down that ladder,...

Scones…

I love scones. Must be a sign of my age. Relishing the idea of tea or coffee and a scone as an afternoon treat. Know what I mean? Yet it was one of those things that I have never got around to making at home. I have made my own bread, baked an assortment of cakes, but...

Choice…

I am developing an article on ‘Values’. I wonder if you can help me. Understanding your values is important in so many ways, so knowing what they are is useful. I’ll be writing a fuller article on this soon. When working with people I like to ask...

Curiosity

I had the pleasure of travelling to Switzerland last week to witness a machine being tested. The clients were from Turkey and it was the first time they had seen such technology. I was there as the ‘expert’, having had experience of operating and maintaining a similar...