This post was first published as part of the Advent Blog series, curated at the time by my dear friend Kate Griffiths-Lambeth. The theme that year was Darkness. Autumn brings the advent of the dark days. Days of galoshes and mackintoshes. The night expanding stealthily to fill the daylight saving hours. A sense of anticipation […]

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow On Sunday 20th March 2016, 26 volunteers ran a tag marathon in aid of Sport Relief in 15 minute stages starting at 7am and finishing at approximately 1:30pm. From Bushy Park […]

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it – Leonardo Da Vinci Day one at the CIPD L&D Show done and time to reflect on what I’ve heard and the conversations I’ve had. Time and again my thoughts come back to time. We’ve looked at resources and budgets. The immovable objects that the […]

  I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught – Winston Churchill I want you to close your eyes for a moment and think back to your school days. jgfjafhwe;lgmrw Oops. Shouldn’t type with my eyes shut. OK. Back at school, every day was a learning day. Now, I […]

A short story for World Book Day. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, The Good Soldier, ascends The Thirty Nine Steps in search of Mrs Dalloway in a Journey to the End of the Night, he will enter a Brave New World, fearing The Call of the Wild. Finally he will reach the Wuthering […]

I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while. I suspect it’ll piss a few people off. But I need  to get it off my chest. I’ve held off writing it because I have been worried that it will be seen as disrespectful to the memory of a well-liked and respected member of the Facilities […]

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail – Heraclitus It is fairly well known that Google attempts to engineer serendipitous interactions by deliberately keeping queues long in it’s staff canteens. Many other businesses have adopted similar tactics and many workplaces are […]