• Questions are the Answer

    Questions are the Answer

    I was chatting with someone the other day and we were having a conversation about making progress and having clarity about what it would take to move forward, not an unusual conversation at all and one I have had with myself and others often. The challenge was that the person [...]

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 [...]

Thank you for being caught speeding!

April 26th, 2016|

Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to attend a speed awareness course having being flashed by a speed camera at ‘very early o’clock’ on my way to Piccadilly station a few weeks ago! [...]

Do you spend more time planning your weekly shop than you do your life?

March 29th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago I finally signed up for a trip to climb Aconcagua – the largest mountain outside of the Himalayas standing just under 7000m above the planes of Argentina. I did so [...]

4 Leadership Lessons from Zermatt

February 25th, 2016|

Sitting on the train on the way back from a great skiing trip to Zermatt with my daughter Alice, brother in-law and nephew George, I was reflecting on what insights and lessons I had learned [...]

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