June 29, 2018

I have really enjoyed the World Cup. The football is one aspect of the spectacle but another part is watching the different fans and the passion shown for the countries they are supporting. From the national anthem through to the mass wearing of national colours and th...

June 27, 2018

I spent the past few weeks with family and old friends and it has triggered many memories, good and bad, of times past.

One of these memories was a poem that my father read at my Great Great Auntie Nicky's funeral, Desiderata; it is a wonderful poem and should be read f...

June 26, 2018

Flying is a tough activity as a parent. We have three kids and whenever we fly it has the potential to be a very stressful experience.

For my wife the stress will stem from packing and other sensible and practical concerns; for myself it is often the etiquette of other...

June 24, 2018

Anger is an emotion that suffers from a bad press. It was an emotion that was quite common place but seems to have almost been eradicated from contemporary life.

If you lose your temper in a restaurant, on a bus or in any public place you run the risk of being filmed an...

June 22, 2018

The present is a strange thing, it is the here and now and the prism through which we all experience the full spectrum of emotions and feelings.

The present can be controlled to some extent, a decision made in the here and now can be implemented immediately and you can...

June 21, 2018

Scientific research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to obtain mastery of what you want to learn. In my case, I’m working on Capoeira & Yoga, studying, learning & integrating both practices as well as teaching what I learn to others.

Formally I...

June 20, 2018

I see them everyday. Pounding the pavements in their distinctive uniforms. A reassuring presence in my neighbourhood. No matter what time of day, whether it’s first thing in the morning when I’m out for a run, just about to get the children from school or just coming b...

June 19, 2018

I recently had to go through our companies yearly on-line corporate anti-bribery & corruption exercise and whilst the actual activity took less than 10 minutes and the questions were in my humble opinion quite generic and common sense I was again perplexed, by the mere...

June 17, 2018

‘It’s a dog’s life’ is given new meaning in Tokyo

Did I think before coming to Tokyo that one year on I would be talking my husband (who has never shown an interest in having a dog before) out of getting a little fluff ball to call our own. No. I did not.

I had seen phot...

June 15, 2018

I love cricket. 

It is a wonderful game and a gift given to me by my parents and good coaches at school. Without a solid introduction to the game it is a very difficult sport to fully appreciate. It is a sport that requires some thought and consideration; where football...

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