The Power of Contempt
14 Sep 2018
Do you remember those M&S adverts, with their sultry images and sumptuous descriptions of food? They practically had us dribbling whenever they came on. Traditionally cured Scottish gravlax salmon with creamy mustard and dill sauce, hand prepared turkey with Braeburn apple and...
Weeknotes #33 - Explorers edition
09 Sep 2018
3 Sep - 9 Sep 2018 It’s been another exceptionally busy week at work. Any available time has been spent preparing for our district Beavers Explorer camp that we had this weekend. It was a fun, but busy, weekend for the Beavers—and...
Weeknotes #32 - Drift edition
02 Sep 2018
27 Aug - 2 Sep 2018 This week has been about getting back on track. When you have those little breaks that disrupt your routine, I always find I have to work hard to make sure I don’t drift back into poor...
31 Aug 2018
Sometimes it’s good to take a break. I chose to leave my journals behind on a recent short trip. I wasn’t sure I would find the space and time to do them. Plus, it’s good to re-evaluate what you’re doing on a...
Weeknotes #31 - F1 edition
26 Aug 2018
20 Aug - 26 Aug 2018 So I’m writing (and then publishing) this a bit delayed because I spent the bank holiday weekend in Belgium for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. I actively chose not to take my iPad and have a...
Weeknotes #30 - Build edition
19 Aug 2018
13 Aug - 19 Aug 2018 What a week! It’s been very productive in some ways, but it feels like I’ve been just keeping all the plates spinning. I’ve been trying to re-stabilise my daily routines this week. I’d been ending up...
Weeknotes #29 - Lone Parenting Edition
12 Aug 2018
6 Aug - 12 Aug 2018 It has been another crazy-busy week, but looking back each week helps to remind me that there’s still been time for the small, but nice, things. Tuesday was our regular date night, and we went back...
12 Aug 2018
One of the criticisms often levelled at Stoicism is the seeming lack of emotion. In society today, with the regular news and gossip that is circulated, you can be vilified for not feeling or emoting enough about the latest thing that’s happened....
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