“Use Two Hands!”

“Use Two Hands!”

I nearly dropped my digital scales this morning, I was juggling them with a bag of flour and in my head, my father’s voice was chiding me to “USE TWO HANDS!”. I then gave myself a good chide as that is the piece of advice I hand out most often to...
The power of a ritual #blog

The power of a ritual #blog

It is my birthday today and our family celebrated with a ritual that developed, quite by accident, a few birthdays ago. The cake is made the day before, the kitchen table decorated with lights and banners and when we wake, a fuss is made, we sing the song and have...
Be more pigeon

Be more pigeon

Some days you don’t feel like showing up. Even when you are not trying to change the world, the effort needed to get the everyday things done can feel overwhelming. It happens to all of us, and when it does, it can be worth looking at approaching things from a...
Doing More With Less

Doing More With Less

With all the change happening in the world, some things haven’t changed. What won’t change, ever, is that choosing be in the hospitality business is choosing to be in the experience business. You can have delicious drinks and world class food (if you can...
Distraction

Distraction

I am easily distracted. I started thinking about writing this on Monday. It is now Friday. Over the last few years, training and now working, as a Gallup Strengths coach, I discovered that my lack of execution is partly due to zero of my dominant strengths falling...
No Drama Discipline

No Drama Discipline

We have all been kids, some of us have kids, some of our kids have kids – bottom line, it is difficult being and also managing a child. After a bit of a family meltdown moment last night, I revisited a book called No Drama Discipline (in summary, Supernanny was...
Small changes.

Small changes.

I have been baking bread for a few years now, I love the ritual of it, at home in my kitchen with my family, creating something so delicious and nourishing from only flour, water and salt. It has become second nature to me and part of the rhythm of our house. ...
What role are you playing now?

What role are you playing now?

The BBC reported last week that of the top 50 companies in the UK, most are reporting that they are not planning on bringing workers back to the office full time. To state the obvious, Covid has been a massive catalyst for change for many of us, as our homes...