• Resources for calm, growth and self-reflection during isolation

    Right now, the current situation looks different for many people, with some people completely self-isolating (…

  • What makes a good life?

    One of the podcasts I particularly enjoy is The Good Life Unravelled by Elizabeth Dhokia.  …

  • Eat: Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth

    Going out for dinner, or even ordering take-away inevitably results in a stand-off between Liam …

  • Why can’t I relax and do nothing?

    I remember some years ago a work colleague mentioned to me that she had gone …

  • Review: Rocky Horror Show at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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    Review: Rocky Horror Show at Mayflower Theatre, …

    As the floor of the dress circle bows underneath the enthusiastic Timewarping going on around me, a man in one of the Boxes bops away in only a pair of gold hot-pants, and Duncan James parades around the stage in…

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    Victorious Festival 2019
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    Victorious Festival 2019

    Of all of the festivals that I’ve been to over the years, I can’t deny that Victorious Festival will always have a special place in my heart.  Whilst so many festivals end up taking over a dull expanse of grass…

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    40 days and 40 tasks
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    40 days and 40 tasks

    Every year, for the period of Lent, a group of us at work usually follow the tradition and give something up – providing support to each other as we struggle on without biscuits/cake/chocolate etc.  I’ve seen criticism of people who…

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    The Band at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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    The Band at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

    As I take my seat in the dress circle of the beautiful Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, what’s displayed on the stage is a mock-up of a TV screen; scrolling through Ceefax pages displaying notable news and highlights from 1993, including…

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    One day in Edinburgh
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    One day in Edinburgh

    Last weekend I visited Edinburgh with my brother, for a fleeting one night stay that almost certainly could have been longer. I rather fell in love with its winding cobbled streets, charming pubs and the Castle that towers atop the…

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