• Three reasons you can’t see what you are looking for

    Three reasons you can’t see what you are looking for

    Any Dad out there will I am sure have been on the receiving end of this (often semi-sarcastic) refrain “are you Dad looking again?” when you have failed to find something you were looking for. Now we are not alone in suffering from this supposed affliction, my daughters have an [...]

Do you catch ‘them’ doing it well?

May 19th, 2017|

This blog was inspired by a couple of events, brought together after listening to the Radio 2 Thought for the Day slot last Friday – this was centred on ‘catch people doing it well’. The [...]

It’s tough being an effective role model!

April 19th, 2017|

I have just submitted a membership application on behalf of my daughter to join Ramsbottom Running Club and will happily stump up the £20 fee – isn’t it funny what you will willingly pay for [...]

Is it time for a health check in business and life?

March 29th, 2017|

I have just had my annual ‘well man’ check up at the doctors and it got me thinking – given we are all on the busy treadmill called life, isn’t it easy to get caught [...]

And the winner is………..

February 28th, 2017|

This month’s short blog is a collection of disparate anecdotes and experiences from recent readings and experiences. I am no fan of the Oscars and cannot abide the duplicitous glamorous falseness that is the American [...]

Insights from Aconcagua

January 25th, 2017|

It feels a little surreal to be sat back at my desk reflecting on what was, without doubt, the adventure of a lifetime (well so far :-) Only 1 week ago I was relaxing in [...]

Unexpected Events

December 21st, 2016|

Well with exactly a week until I fly I am writing this blog post from hospital, fortunately it is not me that has been admitted, but my daughter Alice, admitted yesterday for suspected glandular fever! [...]

4 Things to Focus on over Christmas

December 15th, 2016|

Welcome to the last blog of the year (non Aconcagua related at least), it certainly doesn’t feel like 12 months since I was writing something very similar last year! Year 3 was the year that [...]

What to pack?

December 15th, 2016|

Under 2 weeks to go :-) OMG!!! It has been a bit of a ‘bitty’ week really - busy, travelling, home to Devon, but got my training done and on-going progress.  I have now started to [...]

Having a ‘Team Me’

December 7th, 2016|

Another week and another 40 + miles in the bag :-) getting closer! It has been a great week from a training perspective, managed to get 6 sessions done of varying types and feeling really strong [...]

Mind over Matter

December 7th, 2016|

Another week closer to ‘D’ day :-), only 4 weeks to go and the last email from Adventure Peaks came through this week with all of the final details.  Itinerary, flight details, equipment checklists, admin [...]

Will it help me get up the mountain?

December 7th, 2016|

So what a week – been at home a little more the last week so pushing hard with training – combining strength and endurance work, with running, with walking up Holcombe Hill carrying extra weight [...]

It is really going to happen!

December 7th, 2016|

I often used to think that it would be “good to have had an adventure…. sometime…..in the past!”  Well, that desire has caught up with me because in just over 6 weeks I am off [...]

Do you suffer from goal Idiocy?

October 28th, 2016|

I am reading an interesting book at the moment called ‘The Antidote’ by Oliver Burkeman, boldly labelled ‘happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’ or ‘a bracing detox for the self-help junkie’! I have [...]

What do you want to do when you grow up?

June 28th, 2016|

Back in 1974 when I was just 5 years old, I was travelling in our battered old Peugeot 504 (KLH 666 :-)) from Njoro down to the coast at Mombasa for our family holiday!  Now, [...]

3 ways to ensure that time is spent on your agenda and not that of others

May 27th, 2016|

I recently took part in the CEO Sleep Out UK event at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester in order to raise money and awareness for homelessness. It was a great experience and I am [...]