An Abundance of Hidden Surprises and Delights

Yesterday I emailed just over 300 people to tell them I was back from my gap year and inviting them to join in with all sorts of things I’m up to. I received nice almost instant replies from Beryl, Sue and Sile saying yes please, good wishes from Mike & Steve, and confusion from Emma. I banged off instant invitations to B, S and S and was a little deflated that so few had noticed.   There, you see, that’s what happens if you buzz off for a year. The hole grows over. It didn’t occur to me that yesterday I […]

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The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

I come from a long line of addictive personalities. Alongside our drug of choice, we Morgans are also workaholics. It follows. So I remember being surprised at how well my father took to retirement when he stopped work at 65. Of course, he didn’t do completely nothing. Just almost nothing. But I remember too his own surprise and delight that doing nothing was so easy and so much fun. Such a shame then that he only got to enjoy it for four years, dying at 69. Then my brother decided to give up work about seven or eight years ago when he […]

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One Step Closer To A Lifelong Dream

A coach called Rachel Turner once asked us in a workshop way back “if this was your last day on earth, what three things would you spend your time doing?”.   I regularly play this game with friends during long al fresco Sunday lunches. Mostly my friends include reading as one of their three things. The other two are usually about a good meal and then something about family/friends/loved ones. Sometimes people combine those last two into a good meal with with family/friends/loved ones, usually so they can squeeze in a final shag.  Sorry, I know that’s a bit indelicate, but […]

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