Category Archives: Creativity

Do nothing; rest afterwards

You can tell I’ve been busy recently as I haven’t found the space to blog. I say ‘space’ rather than ‘time’ because I probably could have found an hour or so to scribble a quick post. But what I feel … Continue reading

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Dreaming of greatness

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. Of all the inspiring Mandela quotes I’ve read since his … Continue reading

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Feel the pain, but do it anyway

Despite having a comprehensive record of my thoughts, feelings, fears, decisions and activities over the past two and a bit years on this blog – a record that very clearly shows what’s good for me, what works for me and … Continue reading

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The naked truth

I’m just emerging from hibernation after a virus confined me to my bedroom for a number of days. It was a pretty horrible experience, particularly for someone who’s not used to getting sick and who prefers to be out doing … Continue reading

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Love me, love my guacamole

It was the pizza that did it. I was sitting in Pizza Express on London’s Southbank chatting with a friend when I spotted a notice on the table. It was one of those flimsy, upright cardboard things with a picture … Continue reading

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Postcard from Mexico City

I’m writing this from a cafĂ© in the afternoon sunshine – one of the advantages of taking a trip to Mexico in December. It’s winter here too, supposedly, and many chilangos (as Mexico City dwellers are affectionately known) like to … Continue reading

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Alone but not lonely

If I’d written this blog a day or two ago, as I stood with my feet in the Pacific Ocean surf and watched the sky turn pink above me, it would have read differently. Back then, as my toes sank … Continue reading

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