Nycos: Driving with a purpose

Nycos: Driving with a purpose
I am not a huge fan of driving. I was a late learner. It took three different driving instructors to find one I was happy with. The driving theory and practical exams are the only exams I have ever failed in my entire life! (I passed second time on both. I was devastated.) I particularly ...

Figs, and why I love them

Figs,  and why I love them
When my daughter heard I was writing a blog post a day, she decidedly told me I had to write a post about figs. So here goes: If you know me you’ll know I get particularly excited when it’s fig season, especially when I can find decent figs here in the UK. It isn’t always ...

Pilates: wake up your core

Pilates: wake up your core
Shortly after I gave birth to my daughter by Caesarian section, I literally felt like I had no abdominal muscles. I could just about see that they were there, but it felt like they were in a deep sleep. It was an ‘interesting’ (read deeply disturbing) feeling. It was like I had to teach my ...

A philosophical coffee break

I thought today, I’d stay with yesterday’s theme, and explore the question of ‘what you were born to do’ a bit more. I know it might seem a little heavy, but roll with it. Grab yourself a coffee (or tea if you prefer), and engage in a little bit of philosophy. I’ve always liked the ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: What were you born to do?

Bohemian Rhapsody: What were you born to do?
A couple of nights ago I watched the film Bohemian Rhapsody. It is the story of the brilliant, creatively gifted, outstanding performer that was Freddy Mercury. I found it very inspiring to watch this story: this man’s journey, his faith in his gift, his discovery of himself, his sexuality, his music, and his need for ...