If I were a…

Thank you to Ally for the inspiration of an old style blogging topic. I had a little fun by adding a bit of why I choose it πŸ™‚ If I were.... a month I'd be September (the heat of summer is past, there's the chance of blue skies, gorgeous sunshine, pleasantly warm temperatures and the... Continue Reading →

Reading Review – 2022

I like to look back over the previous year's reading to see if any patterns have emerged. As ever, one or two, generally do.... Pattern no 1 There's been a continuation in the slow down of the number of books read each year, with only 50 read out of the 52 I've aimed at for... Continue Reading →

25 Things I love about Christmas

I always take a little break over the Christmas/New Year period, so I wanted to end my posting year with something which shared what I love about the festive season. 1 Magazines - this is where it all starts. I buy pretty much every Christmas magazine available and start to browse early. Partly it's to... Continue Reading →

I confess…

Here's one I tucked away to dive into later and which was inspired by this post from Christie at So what? Now What? This is something which seems to come round on social media from time-to-time, and although I've never participated on those threads, I am unashamed to confess that I have neither watched nor... Continue Reading →

An A-Z of gratitude for 2022

I was so inspired by Marty at Snakes in the Grass by his regular Thanksgiving A-Z of gratitude, that I did one last year, and I see no reason not to repeat it again this year πŸ™‚ A is for Autumn - my favourite season of the year. In my mature years, I've struggled with... Continue Reading →

Celebrating my Dad

I noticed that Wednesday falls on what would've been my father's birthday, and while it's not a notable birthday, neither ending in a zero or a five, I thought I'd share a bit about him. The second of three generations born in India, in Darjeeling, a hill stations where the government of the Raj retired... Continue Reading →

Scents and sensibility….

β€œSmell is important. It reminds a person of all the things he's been through; it is a sheath of memories and security.” Tove Jansson. author When doing my NLP training, we were taught to draw upon all our senses, and I found myself somewhat lacking in the area of smell. I could recall only two memories... Continue Reading →

Imposter Syndrome

The dictionary definition of Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills. So, just to be clear, this isn't about being afraid to do stuff due to self-doubt, or putting things off thinking you're not good... Continue Reading →

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