As a building geek I make sure that when I go away, I take note of the local architecture. In early July 2021 I visited Stratford and took the DLR into the Royal Docks. The area has been on a 50 year regeneration from contaminated land through to £1 million apartments. The village I visited … More Stratford to the Royal Docks in London
Today’s post is simple titled “road rage”. I was sat in the popular bus that travels too and from Combe Martin to Barnstaple via Ilfracombe. The red Jaguar with a suitable dressed gentleman over took the bus as it was stopped at the bus stop at Watermouth Castle. The white van had two young man … More Road Rage in North Devon
Employee number 3908 your time is up and we are making you redundant. Over the past decade I have found that life should never be taken for granted. Your long term plans should be looked at like entering the lottery. i.e.you hope to win big but the reality is you will simple enjoy the anticipation … More Sliding door moments!
In July 2019 my children and I set off on an adventure. Through out life I have set goals and created lists. This time I had set this challenge with both of my children. The challenge was to climb as many mountains and Peaks as we could. These included – Scarfel Pike, Ben Nevis, Snowdonia, … More Two Teens and a Blind Bloke
How many people are now settling into the new flexible way of working from home? No more traveling to attend meetings! I am one of many people that prior to March 2020 regularly sat in cars, trains and buses traveling between 30 minuets and 4 hours to attend work related meetings. Some of my meetings … More Back to Work – Working from Home – Virtual Meetings
Walking through town I often hear comments, about Teal. Imagine wolf whistling a person and then add a few words to it. Apparently, it’s okay to talk about disabled people whilst within earshot and not using your “inside voice”. The most common statement I hear is from parents to their child. “That’s a working dog”. … More Wolf Whistling – when to use your “Inside Voice”.
Do what you love and you will always work for the rest of your life. … More What I did when I was furloughed – Part Two – Emotions
I live in a small seaside town in Devon. In the initial stages of lockdown I was fortunate to complete the first stages of becoming a guide dog owner with my new mate Teal. My guide dog trainer and I had set up several walking routes around the town that covered crossing roads, zebra crossings … More Please Give Me Space. Social Distance Sign
July 2020. Whilst in the midst of the global pandemic and being placed on furlough. The UK Government had allowed campsites to open and lifted traveling restrictions. A friend of mine Gavin, suggested it’s time for an adventure and possible attempted a few days walking and camping. Over a couple of cups of tea, we … More Cornish Coastal Path – Penzance to Morvah
Covid19 – When I received and eventually read the email from my employer with the terms and conditions of the Governments Job Retention Scheme. I have to admit I did not fully understand what mentally it would mean to not have work in my life for 7 weeks. I live in a Victorian mid terraced … More What I did when I was furloughed.