Today would have been my brother’s birthday. He would have been 46. I can’t imagine him being 46. And through his own choice, he never will be. He will be forever 22. Happy Birthday, little brother.
Today is about making time to do things. Over the winter I’ve let things slip, rested back on habits and conveniences that aren’t ideal.
Success comes in many forms, and we don’t always recognise it when it arrives. A promotion at work, exam results, all are often celebrated as success. But what about the smaller things that happen every day in our lives? This is a snowdrop, the flower just about to open, tucked away in a flower bed … Continue reading Success
The weather is cold, mostly wet, grey, and I haven’t had the camera out properly in weeks. So, until the weather improves, it’s all about learning again.
As the sun set on Winter Solstice, I was sitting in an office in Swansea, replying to customer emails for my paid job. I saw sunrise and sunset, sitting at that desk by the window.
When the website asks for updates, I tend to just do them. It asks all the time, usually plug ins and themes, but this time it was a whole wordpress update! I just installed it, and wow, Wordpress 5, that’s different…
,Sometimes things break down, or go wrong, and often these can be fixed. But knowing when to quit is also an important skill. It’s important to assess the problem, see if you can work out what is wrong, and then decide if it is worth the time and effort, or cost, to fix it. The … Continue reading Knowing when to quit.
This has been popping up on Facebook again recently. I’m not sure of the provenance or accuracy of the image. On the surface it’s sexist tripe and to be ridiculed. But actually, if you look deeper it’s sound advice. No, wait, hear me out. Take the blatant historical attitude towards women out, and pretend it’s … Continue reading Sexist tripe, or sound advice?
In life, things change all the time, and how we deal with that is so important. Change can be unsettling, but it can also be vibrant and exhilarating. It also often involves making a mess. Right now, we are stripping the wallpaper from the dining room, and it’s making a mess. It’s ugly, feels cold, … Continue reading Making a mess
In any job, clear communication is your greatest asset. In a customer service role even more so. Remember the fire saga? Communication was appalling. No-one thought to inform the client, me, that the job would be delayed. The company involved never bothered to give me all the information. On day 2 of trying to get … Continue reading Communication is key