It’s that time of year again – my ‘guilty pleasure’ Britain’s Got Talent is back on ITV in the UK.
I caught up on the audition stages last week and was incredibly touched by Father Ray Kelly’s rendition of the R.E.M. classic (a 7 minute clip including his introduction to the panel before he sings):
“Equivocate or prevaricate in action or speech.”
Or, as we might say, to:
“avoid answering the question that has been asked.”
Is this, in effect, lying?
And why do we do it? Continue reading “A Paltry (or Paltery?) Excuse…”
Continuing one of the themes from my last blog and, particularly, some of the sentiments in ‘the Hot Chocolate Story’ at the end. I’m inviting you to take a slightly different route into planning your goals for 2018 than what you might have done before.
Instead of starting with a list what you haven’t got or achieved, how about starting the process with a list of what you have got, what you have achieved in 2017 (or earlier) and what you like or love about your life right now? Continue reading “In 2018 I want to…”
This morning my street is lined with wheelie bins as the first post-Christmas rubbish and recycling collection is due.
I wonder how much of the contents will be wrapping paper.
Apparently, a recent survey found that half of us in Britain would be happy to receive presents unwrapped in order to cut down on waste.
This is about saving on paper, recycling and saving the planet – and for many of us, now, this extends to doing away with physical Christmas cards, too.
Of course, it’s too late to change what we did for Christmas this year, but a good time to think about what we might want to do differently in 2018. Continue reading “‘To Wrap or Not to Wrap?’ – that is the question…”
Orchids are beautiful but sensitive flowers.
They require protection and nurturing to blossom.
On the other hand, Dandelions can thrive virtually anywhere.
I came across this way of explaining how some of us develop differently from others when I was catching up on old episodes of Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds’.
It’s based on a Swedish metaphor: ‘amaskrosbarn’, a “dandelion child” and ‘orkidebarn’, an “orchid child.” Continue reading “Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion?”