Category: Life

A need to disappear?

I've always seen myself as an extrovert. In fact, every assessment I've ever taken (and they are many - I'm a psychologist remember!) pins me down as an extrovert. I love spending time with others and meeting new people, I enjoy discussing and debating my ideas as work in progress, I prefer discussions over email ...

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Photo Challenge: Liquid

Identifying just one liquid-themed photo from my collection for this week's blog post challenge was tough. I seem to be drawn to them and my Google Photos account is more blue water and blue sky than (almost) anything else. But here's one of my favourite photos from the last few months: a view of Shadwell ...

A restorative walk in the sun

My old 'friend' insomnia returned with a bang last night. As a result, I got about four hours of sleep - which is approximately 50% of what I need to function. So I wasn't at my best when my alarm vibrated on my wrist. I was still convinced it was 3am - the last time ...

The tyranny of shoes

I'm sitting in Palma de Mallorca airport, about to board my flight back to London, and silently cursing my shoes. I've just spent a long weekend here and managed to avoid wearing shoes at any point during the visit. It was flip-flops all the way. Or barefoot by the pool. And as ever, it was ...

Weird dreams…

This week, I've been plagued by weird dreams. Weirder than normal. Each leaves me feeling very uneasy when I wake up, but the details evaporate as I sit up in bed. But last night was different. I dreamt I was at a funeral (of someone who is already dead). Asked to mind his enormous and expensive ...

Rain, rain go away…

After what turned out to be a very pleasant day yesterday, we're back to freezing cold rain here in London today. And I'm not amused. I walked into the office, quickly realising an umbrella would be useless in the face of the winds screaming towards me down the Thames path. Apparently, I wasn't alone - ...

Brewdog is coming!

I've been as excited as a child on Christmas Eve knowing that Brewdog's biggest ever pub is opening about 5mins walk from my office. I'm a big fan of their beers - a conversion to which has left me leering at standard lagers. Yes, I've morphed into a craft beer snob. Recent tours and visits ...

Look up for the old and the new

My walk in this morning was characterised by blazing sun and blue skies. Quite the change from yesterday's incredibly awful conditions! As I walked along the Thames path, the new buildings (pictured above) in Canary Wharf contrasted sharply against the blue sky. They've been building these new offices and homes for what seems like an ...

Another view down the Thames

As it turned out, the weather had improved dramatically by the time I left my office yesterday evening, so I did, in fact, walk home. And the view over my shoulder as I approached Canary Riverside was just lovely. I know I might be turning into a bore, gushing about the London skyline over the Thames, but ...