Last month I had a long overdue clear out of my email inbox, unsubscribing from emails I don’t read and deleting page after page of marketing junk! This led to me thinking about which emails I did want to keep reading, and why. I get countless marketing emails from online […]

‘Think on these things’ – unsubscribing from the unhelpful

Marking my son’s maths test this morning, I found myself assuring him, “It’s good for us to get things wrong sometimes.” As I encouraged him, I asked myself whether I really believed what I had just said. Do I live like I believe it’s OK to make mistakes? When we […]

Embrace your mistakes – they are an opportunity to grow

There’s something about the soft bang of the letterbox flap that gives me a burst of excitement each day. Hidden amongst the pizza adverts, utility bills and appointment letters I occasionally find a gem – a proper handwritten letter. As I open the envelope containing a card or letter from […]

Old-fashioned snail mail is a joy to send and receive

Cooking a pancake
I love pancake day. I’ve ‘done it’ for as long as I can remember. I love the ritual of making the mix and then standing over the stove for an hour chatting, burning my fingers and picking at the pancake-that-went-wrong. But at the supermarket last Monday, I grabbed a packet […]

Value the small, important things: a lesson from pancakes