• Unexpected Events

    Unexpected Events

    Well with exactly a week until I fly I am writing this blog post from hospital, fortunately it is not me that has been admitted, but my daughter Alice, admitted yesterday for suspected glandular fever! Luckily the tests were negative, but she has severe tonsillitis and has spent the night [...]

What to pack?

December 15th, 2016|

Under 2 weeks to go :-) OMG!!! It has been a bit of a ‘bitty’ week really - busy, travelling, home to Devon, but got my [...]

Having a ‘Team Me’

December 7th, 2016|

Another week and another 40 + miles in the bag :-) getting closer! It has been a great week from a training perspective, managed to [...]

Mind over Matter

November 28th, 2016|

Another week closer to ‘D’ day :-(, only 4 weeks to go and the last email from Adventure Peaks came through this week with all [...]

Will it help me get up the mountain?

November 22nd, 2016|

So what a week – been at home a little more the last week so pushing hard with training – combining strength and endurance work, [...]

Aconcagua – It is really happening!

November 14th, 2016|

I often used to think that it would be “good to have had an adventure…. sometime…..in the past!”  Well, that desire has caught up with [...]

Do you suffer from Goal Idiocy?

November 11th, 2016|

I am reading an interesting book at the moment called ‘The Antidote’ by Oliver Burkeman, boldly labelled ‘happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’ [...]

What do you want to do when you grow up?

June 28th, 2016|

Back in 1974 when I was just 5 years old, I was travelling in our battered old Peugeot 504 (KLH 666 :-)) from Njoro down [...]

3 ways to ensure that time is spent on your agenda and not that of others

May 27th, 2016|

I recently took part in the CEO Sleep Out UK event at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester in order to raise money and awareness [...]

Thank you for being caught speeding!

April 26th, 2016|

Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to attend a speed awareness course having being flashed by a speed camera at ‘very early o’clock’ [...]

Do you spend more time planning your weekly shop than you do your life?

March 29th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago I finally signed up for a trip to climb Aconcagua – the largest mountain outside of the Himalayas standing just [...]

4 Leadership Lessons from Zermatt

February 25th, 2016|

Sitting on the train on the way back from a great skiing trip to Zermatt with my daughter Alice, brother in-law and nephew George, I [...]

I bet you don’t ask for help very often?

January 27th, 2016|

A couple of weeks ago winter finally came to the North West and we had a weekend of snow – well to be precise, an [...]

3 Things over Christmas to set yourself up for 2016

December 16th, 2015|

Welcome to the last blog of the year and what a year it has been – tempus fugit ……… and some! It has been an [...]

5 Steps to Improve Your Productivity

November 27th, 2015|

My eldest daughter Alice is enjoying the start of that wonderful run of years in education that seems to have exams at every turn, GCSEs [...]

Why are we failing to taking accountability?

October 29th, 2015|

I have a confession to make…… last Saturday, whilst playing Hockey for Cheetham Hill against Keswick, I was green carded and removed from the field [...]