A Visit to Messums in Wiltshire

I occasionally meet up with a friend who lives in Dorset. Previously we used to meet in Salisbury which is a beautiful cathedral city and about half way for both of us by car. By way of a change we thought we’d try somewhere new and took a chance on the gallery and art centreContinue reading “A Visit to Messums in Wiltshire”

Polishing To Perfection

Tiago Forte – @fortelabs: “A paradoxical thing about people who consistently choose the most high leverage activity is their efforts have a rough-edged, half-assed quality. Because polishing things to perfection is a low leverage activity.” Good insight. I have a strong academic background (half my career) where polishing is commonplace. Moving to the commercial world,Continue reading “Polishing To Perfection”

Eltham Palace and Gardens

In August, I visited Eltham Palace and Gardens, an English Heritage site. Here’s some photos and a few explanatory remarks. The building is located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in the south-east of London and a 15 minute walk from a train station. Some parts of the Palace and Gardens are currently closed offContinue reading “Eltham Palace and Gardens”

Trip to Brazil with a Hasty End

The magnificent beach at Maracaipe (see below) In March this year I made a trip with my partner Clarice (who is Brazilian) to Brazil, partly to see her family and friends but also for a holiday. The aim was to spend most of the time in or near Recife in northeast Brazil and then finishContinue reading “Trip to Brazil with a Hasty End”

The Weight and Playing for Change

Very nice international (5 continents) version of “The Weight”, from the inspiring Playing for Change project. “Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Our primary focus is to record andContinue reading “The Weight and Playing for Change”

Carving Out Personal Time

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche by Edvard Munch, 1906 “Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.” – Nietzsche Quite a provocative quote and I’ve been mullingContinue reading “Carving Out Personal Time”