How To Get Paid To Chill By The Beach In A Campervan

How To Get Paid To Chill By The Beach In A Campervan

“You’re brown; have you been away?” Says pretty much everybody I see, including random strangers who have zero point of reference for my average daily melanin status at the moment. This is my most heard phrase from roughly May onwards; every year for the past ten years.Read the rest

Sex, Surfing, Climbing & Ukuleles: How To Find Your Flow State

Sex, Surfing, Climbing & Ukuleles: How To Find Your Flow State

I love running, paddle boarding and listening to music (often at the same time) but they don’t put me into a flow state. They give me way too much space to ruminate. Having sex, surfing, climbing and playing my ukulele on the other hand (not usually at the same time) slam me hard and fast (and sometimes gently) into the moment.Read the rest

Should You Follow Your Passion? The Answer Might Surprise You...

Should You Follow Your Passion? The Answer Might Surprise You…

I’ve never liked the term ‘common sense’, it sounds too much like ‘accepted blah’ to me. What follows is some gentle anti-advice that you might not get anywhere else…

I spent a couple of days in Croyde (North Devon, UK) recently to get a little surfing and writing done and I wandered past the surf school where I took my first lesson around ten years ago.Read the rest

I Can't Fix You; But You Can (Why you are your last, best hope)

I Can’t Fix You; But You Can (Why you are your last, best hope)

That’s a scary boatload of responsibility right there eh? Nobody is going to save you, you’re on your own. You are an island.

It’s not the cold hard truth that it first appears though; it’s actually the answer you’re looking for.… Read the rest

Are Your 5 Chimps Fountains Or Drains?

Are Your 5 Chimps Fountains Or Drains?

[Picture credit: Me, Croyde, now]

I Have this writer friend, he’s quite a big deal. He encourages me with with ambiguous statements like “you’re on the right track” which coming from him I take to mean “YOU ARE AWESOME”.Read the rest

What A Stroke Taught Me About Living And Dying (but mostly living)

What A Stroke Taught Me About Living And Dying (but mostly living)

A friend asked me a question the other day; she said “Other than having your kids, what was the best thing you ever did?” And then she quickly followed up with “And your worst thing that ever happened to you, what was that?”.Read the rest

The Random Post #1

The Random Post #1

Ola dudes. This is a new thing.

Being a prize geek I’m often surrounding myself with random collections of thoughts, writing, stuff, things, experiences and general weirdness that in themselves might not add up to much.Read the rest

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