that'll do

That’ll Do Won’t Do

June 3, 2019
How many times have you said to yourself, “Oh that’ll do!” about something. It might have been about your dinner after looking into a bare fridge and opting for toast. It might have been what you told yourself after...
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New Year, New Measurement

December 30, 2018
It’s at about this time of year when I start thinking back but also daring to imagine the next 12 months. Really, New Year is nothing more than a socially constructed moment in time. In fact, time as we...
writing

How Ed Sheeran’s Mentors Helped Me Write Again

August 26, 2018
Holy shit balls, It’s Character Building is two years old! I write from a Quaker retreat. Nope, I’ve not dropped out of normal life and joined the movement, rather I’m at a songwriting retreat led by my favourite musicians...
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It’s My Birthday

June 20, 2018
It’s my birthday! Well, it’s not QUITE yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’ll be 35 but if I’m honest, on many levels, I still feel 24. According to checkout workers and bar staff alike, I still LOOK 24 also....
The art of happiness is wasting time

The key to happiness is wasting time

May 30, 2018
This week, and for the first time EVER, I’m featuring writing from someone who isn’t me. Gasp, shock horror! As I’m out on the road with The Big Walk I figured it would be the ideal time to turn the blog...
playing

What happened to playing?

May 23, 2018
As you know, I quit my “proper” job in December 2017 in the hope of changing my lifestyle. I wanted to travel less and have more of an opportunity to be creative. The travel less part is perhaps not...
communication

Effective Communication

March 6, 2018
Is it time to get happy? You’re in the right place! Join us for some YOU time. A Sunday morning workshop offering guidance, training, yoga and meditation in order to help improve your well-being. Express yourself clearly to those...