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The danger of multi-tasking!

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Originally published 26th August 2019 Missing kitten snuggles and dropping food on the floor A unique feline In the photo is Molly-Moo the puppy-pony-kitten-cat we adopted last summer. She’s a bit bonkers (hence her full title) with tricks like dressage like a pony and fetching balls like a dog. She came to us as a […]

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“Ooo, this is a bit posh! Am I allowed in?”

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Originally published 19th Aug 2019 In which I remind me and you about being ‘enough’ and ‘worth it’! Imposter Syndrome sneaks up on me in London… My knight in shining armour I had a little trip this weekend to a party in that London! Twenty years ago, whilst working in Kuala Lumpur (I know! Get […]

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When You Wear A Shoe That Doesn’t Fit

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Originally published August 12th 2019 You’ll get sore feet or fall over. The same principle applies if you’re doing something just because other people think you ‘should’ At the bank I went with my mum to sort out her pin number at the bank. We ended up sorting a few things while we were there […]

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Do the Right Thing

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Originally posted 05/08/2019 I’m not talking morally, but about doing what you can to make good things happen. In a field, in Nottinghamshire… In the middle of nowhere If you’ve been reading my Monday Motivator Message for a while, you may have experienced (though may not have remembered) that about this time every year, the message […]

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1 wedding, 3 bites and a kind mind

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Originally posted 24/06/2019 Just back from Malta, a very unusual wedding, and with a whole new perspective on the C of my CARE Model! C for Compassion Kind in Your Mind   The Most Unique Wedding! It’s not every wedding that starts with a Hawaiian dress code and inflatable flamingos in the church… The most […]

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Could I have this dance?

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Originally posted 01/07/2019 When was the last time you danced? Or sang? Or played outside? A is for Acknowledge What are you NOT doing?   Dad dancing, bad dancing, just dancing? The A in my CARE model is about acknowledging what goes well and what you’re good at. The science tells us that helps you to […]

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You only have to ask

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Originally posted 29-07-2019 Sometimes we don’t ask for what we want, let’s see what happens when we do?   You only have to ask When I first moved to Nottingham, 25 years ago, I moved into a shared house full of musicians. It was not unusual to go to bed only to be woken by […]

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A bowl of rice

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Originally posted 22nd July 2019 Is it ever ‘just’ a bowl of rice? A tale of love and friendship Neighbours Twenty years ago I moved into this house and right from the start, my next door neighbour has been wonderful. She’s always caring, concerned, generous and friendly. She’s Muslim, and every special day in the Islamic […]

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Forgetting, getting it wrong and letting it go

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Originally posted June 17th 2019 I opened the bonnet and something was missing! E is for Energy What’s affecting yours?   How many things are you focused on? We all get distracted. The last time I put oil in my car, I was clearly distracted. How do I know? Because the next time I went to put […]

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A thousand blessings and some good news

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I’m bowled over and full of hope after a week of human kindness. Let’s celebrate it together and share the love! Originally posted July 15th 2019   Doubting Doris When life gets a little tricky, we might doubt we’re up to the challenge. Doubt has been whirling around in my head for a while. Yes, […]

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