19 January

When you wake up in the morning what do you see when you look around your bedroom? Is it an oasis of calm or is there are pile of ironing on the floor, your laptop on your dressing table and yesterday’s clothes on the floor? It is not coincidence that many books and experts on ... Read More

17 January

If you are still struggling to use your notebook, if you open it and your pen hovers nervously over the page then perhaps this exercise might help you. Today you and your notebook are going to live your dream life. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. Write a ... Read More

16 January

How are you getting on with your notebook? Have you written much in it yet? The clue to the good use of a notebook is in the name. NOTEbook. You write/draw/doodle notes of things you have noticed.   You can’t notice things if you are running around, if you have your eyes closed, if you don’t ... Read More

8 January

  One of my favourite jobs at the beginning of every year is to hang up my new calendar. I have always had the same one. A Dodo Pad wall hanger, as a family of five it was the perfect size and allowed everyone to have their own column and the silly puns and cartoons ... Read More

2 January

I have kept a diary on and off for most of my life. During the past 18 months we have been undertaking a hardcore declutter, there was far too much stuff in our lives that was getting in the way of moving forward. One of the boxes I unearthed contained all my diaries. Oh my ... Read More


I’m still on paper week.  I have a morning routine that, acts of God and teenagers notwithstanding, I stick to like burrs to a dog.  Get up, dress, drink large mug of black tea and large glass of pink grapefruit juice. Take Singers to station for school. Return home and have second mug of black ... Read More