What from your childhood gives you a sense of calm? For me it’s hearing story tapes I listened to or familiar children’s television shows. In particular, the narration on Thomas the Tank Engine in the 80s brings complete joy and relaxation. Yes, I was a Ringo fan before I could pick him out of a Beatles photo.
I have achieved the impossible in our cramped home: a room of my own in which to work. I feel like Virginia Woolf would pat me on the back.
In the last five years I have gone from the sofa to the attic to the bedroom and finally took over half of the playroom. And while I am happiest with the space in here the children were not impressed. My equipment made it impossible for them to get at their toys and having them play in here while I work is less than ideal.
With Alt Summit just over a week away my mind is on what I’ll be taking in my suitcase. Who doesn’t love packing for a fun week in the California sun? If you’re coming and not sure what to pack here’s my advice.
If you’re flying in you might want to cut back on some of the weight in your luggage.
The sun was setting as we swooped over the small volcano island of Nisyros, giving us the perfect view of the crater. I gazed at this gaping hole dominating the island and wondered what it was like.
As soon as the Thomson Holidays reps talked about the day trip to Nisyros taking in not only the volcano but traditional Greek villages I knew we had to visit.