Monthly Archives: January 2018

When A Job Is Not A Job

Here is a question for you – why do you do what you do (whether or not it is a job or something else)? I suppose a better way of asking the question might be – what motivates you? The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why We Need To Learn Each Other’s Language If We Are Going To Change Anything

I was watching a YouTube video where Trevor Noah was being interviewed and he made a very serious point (even though he dressed it up as a joke). What he said was really simple yet apparently difficult for people to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Day I Thanked Someone For Challenging Me For Proof (Or – Why Disabled Seats Should Be Saved For Disabled People)

Someone challenged me to prove I was entitled to do something which many people take for granted – and I thanked them for challenging me. In fact – I wish more people (myself included) had the courage to challenge other … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why I Love Answering To My Two Favourite Words In The English Language (Or – Getting Confused By Names)

If you don’t know (or can’t remember) how to spell my name there is a very easy way to get three out of the five letters correct. All you need is an English dictionary. Yes – I did say “an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why “What’s In It For Me?” Is Not Necessarily A Selfish Question (Or – The Best Way Of Looking After Others Is Looking After Yourself)

We are taught not to be selfish and to put other people before ourselves. However, this attitude can actually become life-threatening if we don’t take time to look after ourselves as well as everyone else. I have a rule when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Me??? An Expert??? (Or – The Day I Learned Through Attempting To Educate)

There are times when I agree to do things for reasons which don’t actually make much sense when you think about them logically – but I end up enjoying whatever I end up doing more than I had expected. Two … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Connection Between Pre-Prepared Vegetables And The NHS Crisis (Or – How Focusing On The Obvious Isn’t Necessarily A Good Idea)

You are probably looking at the first part of the title to today’s blog post and wondering how I dare to link two totally unconnected subjects???  Well, actually those subjects are more connected than you think.  Not just because inadequate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When A Name Gets Interesting (Or – How I Learned About A “Claim To Fame” Link)

There is something funny about seeing one of the boys you went to secondary school with on national TV presenting an actual series. There is something even stranger about finding out that your Dad went to primary school with someone … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy Whenever It Is Wherever You Are (Or – Why I Don’t Like “Happy Holidays”)

It is rather worrying to find myself agreeing with anything Donald Trump says but he did actually say something sensible last year.  I just don’t agree with the point he was trying to make through saying it. The thing he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Why The Self-Driving Car Inventors Are Not Going Far Enough

My favourite TV character when I was growing up might not quite be what you expect. He had four wheels, an engine, a scanner, the ability to verbally communicate with his passengers – oh and he could drive himself. He … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment