Tuesday Takeaway 19 April: Buckle up, the metaverse is calling 

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If you feel like living on earth is complicated enough, alt tab your way out of today’s Tuesday Takeaway tout de suite.   You’re about to enter a world of funny looking ape figures, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a virtual land boom in a place called The Sandbox.   I personally just spent 20 minutes of my […]

Monday Musings 14 March: Embracing your inner Shackleton

Monday Musings 14 March: Embracing your inner Shackleton 5

The rather inauspicious prospect of ‘going south’ didn’t deter renowned polar explorer Ernest Shackleton from visiting “the region of ice and snow” at the end of the earth. Had he known the extent to which his ambitious expedition to Antarctica would head in that direction, he might have traded in his fur boots for a […]

Monday Musings 07 February: Safety, self-esteem and the final frontier 

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Did you know you can check out what space looked like on your birthday? NASA has this nifty little tool on its website allowing you to see through the lens of the Hubble Telescope.   All you need to do is enter the day and month of your birthday and hundreds of galaxies dating back to the beginning of time will […]

Monday Musings 15 November: Slow down, to speed up

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I have most of my best ideas in the shower.   Not when I’m sitting behind my PC; not when I’m in a meeting. Rather, when my mind is wandering, unfocussed and when my brain has slowed down.  That flash of brilliance will arrive with the speed of a Tasmanian Devil between the two shampoos, seemingly eons away from me […]

Monday Musings 11 October: Nature’s first green is gold

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Ever hopeful that in my ripe old age of 40+ I’ll suddenly develop green fingers, I planted some veggie seeds a month or so ago; images of conveniently popping to the nursery for a fresh carrot or two, some tomatoes and a head of broccoli spurred me on that Sunday evening. Although, at the time, I recall it was still pretty frigid […]

Monday Musings 6 September: Are you on my wavelength?

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Buckle up control freaks. Word on the street is that it is the natural tendency of things to lose order, yep unravel.   Nothing stays the same without a little maintenance. Gardens get overrun with weeds. Unoiled wheels get squeaky. Things begin to sag. Bingo wings anyone?   None of these things on their own would normally push us […]

Monday Musings 02 August 2021: Going for green and gold

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What do a 13-year-old skateboarder, British BMX star and swimming ‘Schoenmaker’ all have in common? They’ve all won Olympic golds in Tokyo this past week. Newsflash: they also all happen to be women.   Sorry gents, we love you, but there was clearly no way you were going to escape an August Monday Musings without an outpouring of “I am woman, hear me roar”. We […]

Monday Musings: It’s OK not to always go the extra mile

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We’ve been conditioned our whole lives to believe that with great effort comes success. Not succeeding, try harder. Not winning, do more. But what if we could win by doing less? What if, instead of toiling each step of the way, we found an alternative path – one that was just as rewarding but took […]

Monday Musings: How would you describe the colour of your eyes?

Monday Musings: How would you describe the colour of your eyes? 44

If you’re reading this, you’re either an avid follower of our weekly Monday Musings (thank you) or my clickbait headline sparked a mental image of your irises, triggered your curiosity and compelled you to read on. In the case of the latter, I hijacked your thought process by asking a question. Not just any question, […]

Monday Musings: “I’m not a cat”, but let’s keep going

Monday Musings 15 Feb

It wasn’t four years ago that a mortified Professor Robert Kelly had his live Zoom interview with the BBC about South Korean politics gatecrashed by both his kids. Without a care in the world, four-year-old Marion hopped into the scene with her bumble-bee yellow jumper, closely followed by her baby brother James, rolling in with […]