August 3, 2020

Today had been a new venture. I was used my usual run of 4.3km around the village and I needed a freshness to my run and to extend my running and test out my injuries. So, in a moment of possible madness I arranged for my wife to drop me off on her way to work and I wo...

July 27, 2020

I picked up the phone and answered with my customary, “hello”.

“Hello Colin, CJ here.” The voice was distinctive. A little older, slightly frailer but still the definitive Cyril ‘CJ’ Wearn. Now 83, he had called to thank me for a copy of my newly published book that I h...

July 20, 2020

As the film finished, they started to roll . . the credits. The time when moviegoers stand and start to make their way out. Although the movie goer has little interest in the list of names, the list bears testimony to all the hard work behind the film and acknowledges...

July 15, 2020

The 1980’s brought us many things, not least some amazing music from groups like Human League, Alison Moyet, Wham, Duran Duran and one of my personal favourites Howard Jones. But I also remember the popularity of  ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’, or ‘Secret Path’ Books and...

July 6, 2020

In 1984, a wonderful film called ‘Neverending Story’ was released. It tells the story of a boy called Bastian picked on by his father and by bullies. One day he decides to play truant and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "T...

June 29, 2020

What energises you? There are some things that we do that really energise us. Time seems to pass easily when we are doing it and it gives us a sense that the jigsaw pieces are all in the puzzle.

In this series of blogs, I am outlining 5 areas that can inspire and develo...

June 23, 2020

We can’t see it with the human eye, although when we take a moment to reflect in our mind’s eye we can see those who have impacted on us. Those who have shaped our thinking, maybe even our career choices because of their influence. But just imagine if you could have ma...

June 17, 2020

“I haven’t got time for breakfast,” snapped Jane as she grabbed her bag and ran out of the door. She threw her bag on the back seat, strapped herself in and sped off to her first appointment. It was a busy day ahead with back to back meetings. Most of them online. Befo...

June 9, 2020

Time to Reflect

The usual swoosh and flick in the soapy water and he lifted the razor to his face to begin the part of the shave. He stopped briefly and looked more deeply into the mirror. Yep, those were baggy eyes. And yes – they were his baggy eyes. He reflected. It...