I’ve been listening to the news and watching what’s going on in the wider world with interest which is more than I normally do. Normally I don’t listen to the news because as I’ve got older, I’ve found myself becoming one of those people who shout at the TV or tell the presenter they’re stupid and don’t know what they’re talking about; perhaps I do it because I know that I’m safe from being overheard and having my own opinions challenged, but then that’s a whole other story ….!
Ok, I know that I’m probably building something out of nothing here, but bear with me whilst I explain what I’m talking about. So far this year, we’ve had numerous revolutions, major natural disasters in Australia, New Zealand and today Japan. We’ve been given the bad news about the global economy in just about every language and metaphor we can understand and we are facing one of the biggest challenge to the way the world does business from some of the newest and biggest economies.
"When I am about to serve, I feel scared." A student at our tennis academy admitted that he clammed up while getting ready to serve. At over six-feet, this talented youngster is a champion who has won several tournaments. So,…
According to Jonathan Cainer, this week there will be a triple conjunction of Mercury, Mars and Neptune, these are going to be opposite the full moon (apparently) and we are also going to have a right angle between Jupiter and…
According to Ashoka.org “Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.”
An introduction should be strong and strident, stepping into the void that has been left between the end of the applause as you work your way to the podium and that moment when you open your mouth and utter your first word.
It has been funny couple of weeks, full of dramatic highs and very low, lows. In short, it’s been LIFE in capitals and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
As you may have guessed by now, I write; sometimes I write good things and sometimes I write bad things – not intentionally of course, but just that some people don’t like my style that’s all. So it was with a great deal of trepidation that I ventured down to farthest reaches of Cornwall (you really couldn’t get any further without going swimming) to write THE NOVEL.
Do you ever remember your mother, father or some other person telling you that childhood is the happiest time of your life? If you don’t, you’re lucky as I was told this for as long as I can remember and like every other child I could never see what they meant. I just wished to be older so that I could do all the things I thought I’d be able to do.
I’ve been meaning to send this letter for some time and as usual haven’t managed to fit into the busy schedule we both seem to have. It’s meant to be one of those letters that is full of truth and meaning, but which in reality is full of trite stuff and nonsense that you will probably ignore, as you continue to work your own merry way through life.
Catch yerself on is a favourite phrase of the Irish, it means various things but is a commonly used expression of incredulity at the comments or beliefs of another person – usually someone who is purporting to be superior in some way. And … it’s the phrase I applied to myself whilst I was travelling around the London Underground this afternoon.