Category Archives: contentment

Stories of childhood in WW2 and the lessons we can learn

I had an inspiring conversation recently with a group of people who were children during the WW2. They told me about doodlebugs (missile like flying bombs) and the sound they used to make so that you knew they were coming. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness: Why an attitude of gratitude is so important.

My wife is unwell at the moment (I’m pretty sure that it’s not because she is allergic to me). We ideally needed to see a doctor fairly quickly and so we went to the surgery and waited. They have just … Continue reading

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The one with the fat sharks

Many years ago on holiday and we visited the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. It was a really great day out and I especially enjoyed seeing the sharks. I noticed there were lots of other fish in with the sharks … Continue reading

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The one where my wife left me

My sister-in-law and her family are visiting from New Zealand and Tracey has gone to stay with them in Somerset for a few days. My oldest son who has just finished his GCSE’s and my daughter who we home school … Continue reading

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Time to slow down? You’re not superman you know!

These are my┬áthree best girls on the shores of Loch Rannoch in Perthshire. We were on holiday and they were resting. You would think that resting on a beach is pretty unproductive (although it is a lot of fun if … Continue reading

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Do you love Happy?

If you have not heard ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams then I don’t know what planet you have been living on. It’s such a great song and listening to it will make most people feel happier (my daughter has just let … Continue reading

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Have you heard of FOMO?

There is an increasing concern that many people today are suffering with FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out). Social media is great for staying connected but one of the problems with it is that it often shows just the edited … Continue reading

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