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Breaking those chains of control

I’m a bit of a fan of TV on a Sunday evening and I’ve been an ardent follower of “Home Fires” on BBC 1 at 9 pm. If you follow it, you’ll know that one of the characters, Pat, is … Continue reading

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Even if you stumble, you are still moving forward

Have you moved house lately? No? Well, I’d quite forgotten how stressful selling a property can be until I found a buyer back in January (yes January) this year! I’ve been living amongst boxes since late February, my solicitors having … Continue reading

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Shanghai Noon…..is 6 pm UK Time

Flying back from Shanghai a few weeks ago, I realised that due to the time difference between China and the UK, I would be losing 6 hours of my life.  Six hours – not a huge amount of time in … Continue reading

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Mindfulness – being in the “now”

I was thinking the other day the number of times that people have told me how they wish they could go back to being 20 again, but knowing what they know now. I always think that’s rather a sad way … Continue reading

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What’s so good about Procrastination?

When I first started work in Martins Bank, many years ago, I had a calendar on my desk – one of those with quotes.  I recall a particular quote being “Procrastination is the thief of time”.  I had no idea … Continue reading

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“What we leave behind is more important than ourselves”

Did you see Mr Selfridge last night? Most of you will know that I am an avid fan of this programme. I find it some it so inspirational. Two of his quotes last night stood out to me, the first … Continue reading

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Its my life….

I heard the other day that Bon Jovi is playing Hyde Park this summer, and mused back to when I last saw him there….quite a few years back now. It was very hot and we couldn’t get near the stage, … Continue reading

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Be true to your vision……

Did you see “Mr Selfridge” last night on ITV1 at 9 pm?  I happened to notice it was on and thought it would be interesting to see who founded the famous London Store.  I didn’t realise that Mr Selfridge was … Continue reading

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