First Things First… “First I prepare. Then I have faith” – Joe Namath The vast and seemingly endless ocean had always been my fascination with the Maldives, I had nursed the thought of visiting the place until I finally got the chance. However, there was just one problem. I couldn’t swim. At all. So I … More Land of Blue – My Maldivian Adventure! (Part 2)
“Blue skies, smilin’ at me Nothin’ but blues skies do I see…” (Lyric excerpt from ‘Blue skies’ by Frank Sinatra) ‘Where are you from?’ My initial thoughts after I heard that question for the umpteenth was “Maldivians must be very nosy people!”. Almost everyone we encountered in the Maldives asked us that question; the taxi driver, … More Land of Blue – My Maldivian Adventure! (Part 1)
I am about to have breakfast at our hotel, waiting for my toast to pop and imagining all the one million glorious ways I could and would shove all those delicious calories down my throat (basically minding my own business) when I overheard the following conversation from the table next to me: Waiter: “any tea … More When in doubt, ASK…It’s okay
“Expectation without participation is only imagination” ~ Iain Duthie My swimming instructor is a 19-year old drill sergeant (ok, that’s an exaggeration and she’s not that bad) and one of my swimming mates is a 70-year old Rockstar! What do these two people who are generations apart have in common? The answer is simple. No … More Limitations, Limitations! Excuses, Excuses!
Today was one of those days. Anyone who’s been in childcare long enough knows there are good days, not so good days and those days that make you wonder what life as a hedgehog would be. So, here I was trying to help resolve a conflict between two little boys who both wanted a toy … More What is Your Prejudice?
So, this week, my long desired dream of being an excellent swimmer, as the likes of Katie Ledecky, kicked off with my first swimming lesson. Everyone could tell I was the newbie because my excitement led to impatience (some would argue this has nothing to do with excitement but who’s asking?) that saw me going … More Different Strokes For Different Folks
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again” Etienne de Grellet I recently read a post titled ‘The hierarchy of … More Right Here… Right Now
“There can be miracles When you believe Though hope is frail Its hard to kill Who knows what miracles You can achieve When you believe somehow you will You will when you believe” (Lyric excerpt from ‘When you believe’ by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey) This is my church! Yes, it is grey, but … More Have Faith
WOW! Just one move of the second hand of the clock, one tick and everything changes! There are many things that are mysterious and fascinating in this world and THAT, is one of them. The world (and I mean humans – leave the animals, grasses and my neighbour’s dog alone!) do not agree on … More Focus 2017 – 5 Tools helpful tools
“Congratulations. You’re being rescued. Please do not resist” – K-2SO Although I grew up on the Star Trek side of the fence (Live long and prosper), I have always been kind and supportive of my Star Wars neighbours (May the force be with you). I try to keep up with the Star Wars universe; Episode … More Star Wars Going Rogue