A Friendly City

It’s listed in National Geographic’s top 20 places to visit in 2016. And it’s been labelled by Lonely Planet as friendly and ‘disarmingly blending sophistication and earthiness’. It has a huge history and some very famous people have been...

Gratitude

Last week’s offering was a little bit grumpy-old-man which has made me stop and think. Added to this,  I have been reading Marshall Goldsmith’s book, “What got you here won’t get you there” and one of the habits he suggested that might...

All Saints

  No, the next celebration after Halloween is NOT Christmas, regardless what some of my friends are saying. What most of us forget is that All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day follow immediately after. Daft that we forget that All Hallows Eve must be...

No more, thank you

How many of you work pointless extra hours? I was talking to someone recounting a tale of her boyfriend doing long hours and staying late because he loves what he does but yet no-one appreciates it and she thinks that a lot of the efforts and new initiatives will be...

Driving a jeepney in Manila

I flicked on the telly in an idle moment last night and came across “Toughest place to be…” on BBC1 which was all about a London bus driver going to Manila. (UK readers can watch it here until Sun 6th March). Apart from the moments when BBC2...

Saying “Thank You”

Have you ever stopped to think about all the different people who have had a positive impact on your life? A few years ago when the Government were trying to encourage new teachers, they had a campaign about the teachers that we remembered. I’m guessing if you...