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#301 – Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat

#301 – Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!   And the cycle begins again as the Rat is the first of the Chinese Zodiac animals (1). The legend goes that the Jade Emperor said that first twelve animals that arrived at his party would be part of the calendar....
#298 – Movement And Stillness

#298 – Movement And Stillness

I still remember the day I got the idea for my first business. It was an autumn day, the ground was covered in leaves and I was walking along the river to work. I was halfway to work when some ideas suddenly came together in my head. They seemed so clear and made so...
#292 – The Moment I Thought The Thought

#292 – The Moment I Thought The Thought

The moment I thought the thought, I knew that I had to stick with the plan. Long story short, I’ve decided to complete my Advanced Communicator Gold Award for Toastmasters this year – that’s the highest you can go as a speaker. It means completing another manual...
#256 – Clearing The Mud

#256 – Clearing The Mud

“Muddy water, let stand, become clear” I was watching my little boy play a computer game called Where’s my water?. The objective of the game was to clear mud so that water flowed into pipe that delivered water to Swampy the alligator so he could shower. Don’t ask me...
#246 – Use it or Lose it

#246 – Use it or Lose it

290   ___   170   ____    ____   65   50 Fill in the number sequence. A friend sent me this puzzle that her 10-year-old was working on. I love a maths challenge when I see one, so started doodling away on a piece of paper. It took me a good while to solve and to be...