Tuesday Take-Away 22 March:  What a start to the season! 

Monday Musings

It was all squealing tyres, flames on lap 46 and a tearjerking celebration of perseverance at the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix on the weekend. Yip, Formula 1 season has started. The first race delivered all the action, surprise and shock we’ve come to expect by now. If 2022 is trying to one-up 2021 in terms […]

Monday Musings 14 February: What is it about the L-word?

Monday Musings

What is it about the word “love” that gets us all gaga (or gaarrr- nauseous emojis included)?  Is it because generations of humans have crossed oceans (or crossed their families) in pursuit of their soulmate? Is it thanks to Shakespeare and his sonnets or the cheesy rom-com that’s been around in various forms since 1928?  […]

Monday Musings 10 January: What’s your word of the year?

2022

Perhaps, if you were lucky, 2020 passed by in a blur of WFH Zoom meetings (shirt on top, pyjamas on the bottom), quarantinis, doomscrolling, unmuting and heightened anxiety.  In 2021, we slowly relearnt how to communicate face-to-face and may even have attempted to shimmy back into a pair of pre-COVID expansion jeans. We rolled up our sleeves for our […]

Monday Musings 22 November: Who’s the CEO of you?

Monday Musings

We’re huge fans of Seth Godin here in the Big Ambitions virtual office and Seth realised another 163 words of magic in his latest CEO of You blog.   What do CEOs do? And why do they get paid the big bucks? As Seth so succinctly puts it, the good ones make decisions. That’s it. Short, sweet (sometimes) and simple (hardly).   Making decisions can be incredibly difficult. It’s the reason why we’ve covered ‘decision […]

Monday Musings 18 October: Are you just spuddling on?

Spuddle

Spuddle (verb) (archaic)  spud-l  to work feebly and ineffectively, because your mind is elsewhere, or you haven’t quite woken up yet.  Late 17th century, still in use in parts of the West Country.  Have you had a full-on week, month or even a year of spuddle? Our team thought this delightful 17th century word rather perfectly describes how we’ve been feeling over the past week and […]

Monday Musings 13 September: Business in the front, party at the back

Monday Musings 13 September: Business in the front, party at the back 36

What is short in front and long at the back? Did you guess the mullet?  Yes, really. We’re talking mullets in today’s Monday Musings. And why not? With so little to smile about for so long now (18 months plus), perhaps it’s time to have a little fun. And after our family meeting last night, we’re all feeling rather buoyant.   In the tiny commune of Chéniers in central France last week, an altogether […]

#TravelTuesday 10 August: Yes, Grannies can Kickbox and Barbie is a Scientist

#TravelTuesday 10 August: Yes, Grannies can Kickbox and Barbie is a Scientist 42

Ever heard of Beatrice Nyariara? Probably not. You may not know her name. She may not make a difference in your life. But for the women in her community, Beatrice and her female sidekicks are taking one kick forward each day to empower and change their society.   Meet the “Kickboxing Grannies of Korogocho.” 75-year- old Beatrice and her female counterparts live in Korogocho, […]

Monday Musings 5 July 2021: What are your POVID Predictions?

Monday Musings 5 July 2021: What are your POVID Predictions? 51

Say what? Yes, a new word you may see taking off in the near future is POVID – ‘post-covid.’ The linguistics lovers will be thrilled to discover this new portmanteau. What’s a portmanteau you may rightly ask? In layman’s terms, it’s simply a mish mash of words, sounds or meanings to help us understand something, often a new reality […]

Monday Musings: Can we let you in on a secret? This is the real reason why you travel …

Monday Musings: Can we let you in on a secret? This is the real reason why you travel … 57

Last week, Juliet Kinsman, a sustainable luxury travel writer for Conde Nast Traveller, dove into the real reasons you travel – and you may be surprised.  Why do you travel? For the escape? For excitement and exploration? Bonding with friends and family – or grabbing some much-needed me time? The high of new surroundings, new tastes, new sights and new people?  The benefits of travel are real. It has […]