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Posts Tagged ‘Feeling good

Mr Porsche Driver Man

December 17, 2012

Many years ago, when I was still driving, I was creeping along in slow moving traffic just by Carshalton Ponds, near where I lived at the time. The traffic in the other direction was just about at a standstill. About fifty yards ahead of me, in the oncoming traffic queue, I could make out the […]


December 10, 2012

At the end of a particularly fun day’s work a few weeks back, I was saying goodnight to the security guard in the reception where the course had taken place. My cheeky chappy self was very much in evidence and we had a playful, jokey exchange. As I left the building, I spotted him through […]

Mr Angry and the French lemon

October 29, 2012

It’s been one thing after another with our car. The latest occurred last week when the rear screen was smashed at around tea time on Monday evening. On looking at the car the police thought the damage was more than just a broken window as part of the tailgate had sprung up – making it […]

56 summers

July 16, 2012

Chugging along the Thames last week on a riverboat courtesy of my ol’ buddies at Hartley Stone, I was pondering the summer we’re not having. Yet, as I looked up at the grey clouds, I could see the glimmer of a silver lining. A glimmer that was telling me that absence of summer this year […]

An unrecognised pleasure

July 2, 2012

A few days ago, Ingrid my partner and I were engaged in a rather heated discussion. It was going nowhere, apart from perhaps downhill. And then…..….. I can’t identify precisely what she said or how she said it but I suddenly understood her point of view. It’s like something clicked and I let go of […]

“Feelgood Towers”

June 18, 2012

In the 21+ years that I have been running courses, I have worked in all manner of environments from the cramped  and utterly soul-less to the most palatial and luxurious  of training/conference suites. However, an all too common experience has been that of  the hermetically sealed, air conditioned training room, often with no natural light […]

What a relief

April 16, 2012

I had something of a scare this week. I discovered that the vision in my left eye had suddenly gone blurry and virtually non-existant. Now, when you have restricted vision anyway, any further impediment is no laughing matter. That evening, I hot-footed it to Moorfields Accident & Emergency, who had a look and suggested I […]

Feeling good? That’s a start……

April 9, 2012

“Feeling good was good enough for me, good enough for me and Bobby McGee”  (Words from the song, Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster.) Given the fact that  this week’s blog post comes out on Easter Monday, I guess it’s only right to wish you and yours a Happy Easter. So, […]

Birthdays, tree rings and pretend guitars

January 23, 2012

I celebrated my birthday this weekend and, as of Saturday I am now 56 years old. However, I’ve recently come to think of the age I am in different terms. When asked how old I am, I feel tempted to declare that I am “every age up to 56”. The obvious reason for this would […]