My solo travels – First stop…York

I enjoy time on my own, I can do as I please, I can eat where I like, I can go where I like and it’s just peaceful and fun. I have also noticed that people are so much nicer to me when I’m alone, as thought they feel sorry for me…which is kind of sad but also great because it means I get really good service 😉 They don’t have to feel sorry for me though, I do lots of things alone and I love it. I go for walks by myself, it’s nice to have company but sometimes … Continue reading My solo travels – First stop…York

“What’s your USP?”…

  In my very early days of serious blogging I was chatting to a lady about my blog and she asked to see it. I gave her my site address and she had a quick look. She asked me, “What’s your USP?” USP wasn’t a term I was familiar with so I drew a blank. “Your unique selling point. What is it?” “Oh well, I don’t know. Me, I suppose” Well apparently that wasn’t a good enough answer for this lady who actually had no influence on me or my blog… To be perfectly honest though I think it was … Continue reading “What’s your USP?”…

Thrill Seekers

      Sky diving, mountain climbing, base jumping. We are a planet of thrill seekers. Crazy, mad, thrill seeking, talking monkeys. We no longer have to run away from saber-tooth tigers and so our fight or flight response system is just sat around with nothing to do. In order to satisfy it we head out there looking for danger, new ways to get our adrenalin pumping.   I get it, I really do. I wouldn’t class myself as an adrenalin junkie but I understand the need for adventure, the thrill seeking missions that we put ourselves on. I’ve been … Continue reading Thrill Seekers

Make it a good dash

    The Dash – Written by Linda Ellis     I recently came across this poem by Linda Ellis and it made me think. It made me think about how my life will be remembered, how it will be represented or how anyone’s life is represented and remembered. On your gravestone it will read:                          In loving memory of                                     [Insert name here]                    … Continue reading Make it a good dash

Things I Wish I’d Known When I was 16

    I have had discussions with my son in the past about things that he wasn’t allowed to do. Whether that be playing further away from the house when he was little, staying up late, drinking fizzy drinks or eating sweets that will eventually rot his teeth.  At first, when he was little, he listened and most of the time he did as he was told because I’m his Mum and at that age, to him, I knew best. Then as he got older he started to think for himself and develop his own idea of what was good … Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known When I was 16

What do I want to do?

      Well we all already know that I want to do everything! Again this is one of those moments where I remember David Allen; “You can do anything, not everything” However, just for the sake of it I thought I’d write a few of those things down that I think about doing. Some of which I will do, probably pretty soon. Some of them might prove to be difficult, that’s no reason to not do them, they’ll just take longer and others are pretty improbable, but not impossible 🙂 Some of these are goals that I have set … Continue reading What do I want to do?

Where do I want to go…?

  Where do I want to go? In short, the answer to that would be ‘everywhere’! Aside from being very expensive, there’s just not enough time to go everywhere. Here is a short list I have compiled, this list is not exhaustive. When it comes to things I want to do, places I want to go my lists will never be complete. This is where I remember my mantra. “You can do anything, not everything” – David Allen This list will change throughout my life as I visit these places and then add new ones but here it is as … Continue reading Where do I want to go…?