General Musings


Enter the next Trust 10 event at Lyme Park

2016 – a year in review

Well I’ve not done this for a couple of years. I guess the 2015 version would have just been the word AAAARGH! in 20 foot high letters. In Comic Sans font. So here we go…


One Year On

Much of my writing centres around my work for National Trust and on my attempts to improve my fitness. With the 1 year anniversary of my fledgling business approaching at the end of this month…


Dreaming of the apocalypse

I’ve been prescribed a mood-stabilising drug since my illness last year. One of the (many) side effects of Citaopram is the impact on sleeping patterns and in particular the creation of extremely vivid dreaming. Many…


Pensions – simplified (a background)

The financial world, and particularly that relating to pensions, is one which appears to be steeped in mystery. In career v1.0 I worked within the pensions industry, starting out training as an actuary and fiddling…


Cat humour

I love this pic moreso because my own cat meme is the white cats who have become know as the ‘Evil Kitten Twins of Perpetual Fluffiness’ Who would you trust with your opened can of tuna…… You decide!


A Strange Anniversary

Today marks a strange anniversary for me. 13 April 2015 is a date which will probably haunt me for the rest of my life. One might consider it the culmination of a series of life-challenges…


Do you want extra fries with that?

(Great) Obese Britain

I make a general effort to avoid the news. Since my illness last year I tend to find that there are so many potential triggers that affect me, it’s safer to avoid it. And to…


Why the corporate jargon?

Well it’s been a few months since I walked away from the world of the ’employee’ and into the world of ’employer’ although I’ll admit having a team of 1 probably makes the concept of…


Lyme – 9 February 2016

As I’ve explained before I spend a lot of time up at Lyme Park, a National Trust property in Disley which is on the edge of Cheshire and Stockport. When I’m not inspecting walls, fences,…