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The Power of Introverts

Recognising the power of introverts It seems that modern society prizes the extrovert above the introvert. As a society we encourage people to be more outgoing, to socialise and tend to look down on those who prefer a quieter, more … Continue reading

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Our day of Olympic Tennis

Yesterday saw us travelling to Wimbledon for  a day of Olympic tennis. Hi Carole here Now it has to be said that I was a little more excited about this than Ivan as I’m the one that plays tennis and … Continue reading

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How a group of 10 year olds can help you face your fear

Face your fear was one of the aims last week for me and a group of ten year old children. Hi, Carole here. Last week I had the most incredible time on a school residential trip at a YMCA outward … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point – or The Customer Strikes Back!

It’s Ivan here.  Now, most folks who know me will probably tell you I’m a fairly mild-mannered sort of chap – the type who will go out of his way to avoid conflict, struggle or strife.  Some will tell you … Continue reading

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A holiday over and a lesson learned

OK, so we’re back home now – and with very mixed feelings.  We had a wonderful day on Sunday, Carole’s birthday.  We’d stayed overnight with Carole’s brother Jon and his lovely wife Ceri and their 2 fantastic children, Megan and … Continue reading

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A Birthday, A Change of Plan, And a Lot of Noise!

Well, today has been a very special day.  We’ve planned this long weekend for months to celebrate Carole’s birthday.  We’d arranged for the boys to look after Jack so we could have the time to just the two of us … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

This is a very personal post from me, Ivan, and it concerns something I didn’t think I’d ever write about – a dream. I’m not talking ‘dream’ in the sense of a goal, something you want to achieve in the … Continue reading

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Want to be uplifted?

We all get days when things don’t go quite to plan – and some times a whole bunch of those days can come along at once and seem to gang up on us. When things aren’t going right, we need … Continue reading

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A message just for Dads

Hi there, Ivan here; and I have a special message just for the dads who read this blog.  So, if any of you ladies are still reading – especially you mums – time to look away now! Now we’re on … Continue reading

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