Relaxation: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Thirty

Relaxation and an abundance thereof is another one of my intentions. I cannot say that I am there yet all the time, though I was there yesterday. My friend and colleague, Marion, and I went for a day out to Streatley on the river Thames in Berkshire. We arrived early to avoid the crowds and began the day with an Earl Grey tea and iced coffee in the Deli. Then we retreated to a shady bench under a weeping willow tree where we sat by the boats, watching the ducks, with the sounds from the weir providing a delightful sound […]

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The Importance of Taking Proper Breaks When You Are Self-Employed

I took the weekend off. Completely. 100%. No work on either day. It felt good. We enjoyed a weekend of warm sunshine in London and it put me in a holiday mood. No-one had booked themselves into my online coaching diary for Saturday, which is very rare, and apart from my commitment to blog daily there was nothing I had to do – total freedom. Which is ironic because freedom is the most often quoted word self-employed people offer up for choosing to work for themselves, but self-employment can so often be anything but freeing. What we small business owners […]

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Caribbean Christmas 27: Holiday Pastimes

I am not sure about the word pastimes because its rather Victorian and also it implies one needs something to pass the time with.   Generally I don’t.   My bleat is usually that I dont have enough time.   But a month off does have its rewards, namely plenty of time for pursuing a couple of my favourite hobbies, watching films and reading. Its not the first holiday we’ve been on where the landlords have left a random selection of DVDs in their property for our delectation and delight.   As soon as we arrived, I mooched through over 25 or 30 and selected five I […]

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