Dealing with Change

I’ve been through so many changes over the last decade I’m no longer sure what day it is. I’ve lived in Florida, Doha (twice), UK, Chengdu China, Abu Dhabi and Almaty Kazakhstan. Ten jobs, two wives and lots or gorgeous friends! So when I saw this I had to share… ” How do you dealContinue reading “Dealing with Change”

Writing Resolutions

Well back in the UK going through a draw in my filing cabinet called ‘Writing’. I have to do something about it – as in finish each of these projects. So here we are; 1. “Trans-Uranic Elements: The Dark Side of Uranus”. This one is typed up in draft and I am slowly editing toContinue reading “Writing Resolutions”

New Year – Resolution!

I set myself a task for this week. Speed march from home, down to River Orwell, back up through Orwell Country Park then home – almost 4 miles. Did it yesterday; shin splints within the first mile; completed in 55 minutes. I was in regulation Army Boots and carrying a day pack so quite pleasedContinue reading “New Year – Resolution!”

Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.

I think a hangover makes jet-lag so much easier to bear. Eventually I arose Monday morning and decided to do the tourist bit, so headed to the City centre in one of the many millions of taxis that constantly patrol the streets. Don’t get into a taxi and ask for ‘Haggia Sofia’ even though theContinue reading “Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.”

Istanbul 1 : Getting Lost and finding Old Friends.

Atatürk Airport 9.30 pm on a Saturday night. Check papers, work your way through customs, throw off the term spent in Kazakhstan. Greeted by an old friend and guided to his Gaff. Meet the charming new partner; fantastic dinner with lovely wine. But then out in the City by midnight looking for a bar thatContinue reading “Istanbul 1 : Getting Lost and finding Old Friends.”

Attitude – grrrrrr!

The older I get the less I care what others think of me. “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on mylife. Attitude, to me, is more important than fact. It is moreimportant than the past, than education, than money, thancircumstances, than failures, than success, than what other peoplethink orContinue reading “Attitude – grrrrrr!”