Not my words

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable you should ever part. Because that is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal … Continue reading Not my words


I have come across this word a lot lately. It’s one of the values at my new company, there is a statue in Holburn opposite the building dedicated to a gentleman called Gladstone, and extolling his four virtues of aspiration, brotherhood, education and courage. I also read a business piece from an ex-serviceman about the importance of courage in leadership. I think it is a … Continue reading Courage


What do we follow? Probably more than one thing. Fashion, football, the news, your Instgram feed and other, more important things. Often we follow the tide of popular thought and opinion,  and we have to be careful that we don’t get too caught up in ideas we don’t really believe in or subscribe to, even though standing out from the crowd can be awkward and … Continue reading Following

Life goes on

We all have moments in our lives when we wish things could stay that way forever, frozen in time. Heart full to bursting with happiness, we don’t want change or worry to intrude and spoil the perfection, so rarely achieved. Equally there are times when we wish we had the power to transport ourselves somewhere else, erase the moment we’ve found ourselves in, go back … Continue reading Life goes on