Blog: The voyage home

  Hello everyone This blog is written on 1 May 2022, during a two hour delay to my flight back to Manchester. Happy May day. As I return home today, the first elements of my every day life and routine return to me. Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in England so I do at least…

Blog: With thanks

Hello from Qawra, Malta. I am writing this blog on Friday 29 April. The sun is shining and I am enjoying a peaceful morning. One of the ten key areas of happiness is giving. It feels to both receive and give it out thanks. Sadly the place I work reserves thanks mainly for monetary rewards…

Blog: A moment in time

Hello from Qawra, Malta! After three days of exploring the Maltese islands, I am having a relaxing day by the pool. I’ve seen some wonderful and stunning sights over the last few days. The highlight was swimming in the sea at the Blue Lagoon, where the waters are pure blue. There were fishes swimming around…

Blog: Solo travel

Hello I hope everyone is well. Today is 24 April, and I am currently on a sun lounger in Qawra, Malta. I am having a couple of chilled pool days before I start to explore. Tomorrow I am visiting the island of Comino and the waters of the blue lagoon. I will also be doing…

Blog: Hello, how are you?

Hello I hope everyone is well. Or should I say Hello – how are you? That is a greeting and an attached question that we often use in everyday life. I think many of us feel the only appropriate answer to this question is yes, I am fine thank you, or similar words to that….

Blog: intermission

Let’s face it, life can be a bit full on sometimes. Even when there is not anything untoward going on, things can slowly build up a sense of pressure on you, which can lead to burn out. Our lives seem to be getting busier and busier now we move into post pandemic restrictions.  Before the…

Blog: Stop being judgemental!

Hello I hope everyone is well and keeping safe. I’m very much looking forward to the weekend, I’m finally taking my trip to Ashby de la zouch. I delayed this trip from last weekend due to the storms we were encountering and I’m very glad I did. I was originally due to visit Ashby back…

Blog: Loneliness

Hello Happy Monday, I hope everyone is well and you. had a great weekend. I had a good weekend with a mix of great workouts, at little socialising and some good me time. Hope whatever you did was great. Today is the 14th of February. For some people this day is celebrated as Valentine’s Day,…

Blog: recovery part two

Hello everyone I hope everyone is well. In my last lock I wrote about my recent injury and how I am recovering from this. This blog is pretty much an update on how this is going. Mental health is really important, and just as important as our physical health. Our mental health is less visible…

Time to talk day 2022

3 February 2022 is Time to Talk day.  So this blog is simply to highlight that day and talk about talking. I want to include a quote from the home page “A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths…