Listeners…

I have spent some time today catching up on reading blog posts. Not as many as I’d like to, and apologies to anyone who hasn’t heard from me for a while. I am ignoring you, but don’t take it personally – after some major changes in my life last...

Making Connections

There is a theory – I’ve referred to it elsewhere – that everyone is six (or fewer) steps away from any other person in the world. It’s most popular incarnation is the Six Steps of Kevin Bacon game.  In that, you work out how any Hollywood actor must have either...

Birthdays, Cards and Friendships

She won’t thank me for saying this (but she’s not online, so if you don’t tell her I won’t), but my mum is now in her 80th year.  Even so, her birthday is always an event.  Oh, the parties I could tell you about…  But I won’t, in the interests of decency and good...

How Many Wins Do You Want?

A letter in my local newspaper this week pointed out that a junior football club was in danger of folding because it didn’t have enough volunteers to coach the children. To be fair, this isn’t just true with football. All clubs have the same problem, and it can be...