Switch Off

Last weekend, in the middle of my exam period, I took a few days off.  My Catalan speaking exam went well on Friday morning. I was pleased because I had put a lot of effort into the preparation. I was now a third of the way through my exams (still six to go!), but I [...]

Your Time Is At Risk

Our time is precious. It's the most valuable asset we have and our most important investment. It's the one thing we're all running out of. Every day, every week, every hour that passes by. In what, where, when and how we invest our time will determine the dividends we receive.  There are always competing voices [...]

Changing Up Our Routine

Sometimes, we need to change our routines. It's important to have structure and consistency in what we do. It helps us cultivate habits and keep ourselves accountable. But sometimes, certain circumstances demand we change. We need to be flexible and able to adapt quickly. For someone who likes routine and structure, this is difficult for [...]

Podcast University

Sometimes, I think I’ve learnt more over the past few years by listening to podcasts and reading than in my university lectures and seminars. It’s quite sad, given the thousands of pounds (plus interest) I’ve racked up in debt from the last three years studying in higher education. But my criticism of the university system [...]

The Greatest Love?

Last Sunday, I 'went' to my now regular Church in Colombia. This time there was a different priest. I remember he gave a rousing, inspirational speech, the first time I watched his mass on Youtube. Once again, it was passionate, and I would like to share the message with you. The Gospel reading was of [...]