Lola the Teddy – A Lesson in Validation and Building Walls

My eldest Son, Harvey, started school this year and last week, after weeks of waiting, he finally won “Star of the Week”. My wife and I, of course, were very proud but the real excitement for Harvey lay in the fact that he got to bring home the class teddy, Lola, for a week. It … More Lola the Teddy – A Lesson in Validation and Building Walls

The ‘Ta Da’ in Learning

I have a motto when I’m teaching music “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough”. It’s a bit flippant really; obviously nobody aims to make mistakes, after all, if we’re going to learn something we should be aiming for excellence. The problem…….   is ……………… when ………………..we …….are ………..so ……………………fearful ………… of ….mistakes……………..we … More The ‘Ta Da’ in Learning

Do You View Your Life as a Building Site or Stately Home? – Part 1

Somebody once asked me ‘Would you rather your life be a building site or a stately home’. How often do we feel the pressure to be a stately home, to have the perfect house, car, phone, job, spouse, children, friend and ultimately life? But where does this lead us? Do we find satisfaction in the next … More Do You View Your Life as a Building Site or Stately Home? – Part 1

Whats in the Now?

A little fun to start my very first post… Think back to roughly this time last year… what were you doing? Possibly some great memories, maybe it was a difficult season. Recapture those feelings… what was it like to be you 365 days ago? What about in a years time? What will you be doing? … More Whats in the Now?