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I am 34 years old, married with a 4 year old daughter.
I have lived in Worcester for the last 9 years, having grown up in the Isle of Wight. I am currently studying to be a life coach, specialising in career and confidence coaching, training with
Europe's largest coaching organisation.
I use my coaching skills to work with people on a 1 to 1 basis to reach their potential in life either face to face or over the phone.
I also work full time in retail management, having worked as a manager with Tesco, Sainsburys and Kwik Save (all in Worcester) and currently work for Wal-Mart Asda in Birmingham (and hopefully in
Worcester when they get planning permission although i have been told by 2 colleagues in Queslett store that im not allowed to leave!!).
I have a wide variety of interests including sport, fashion, personal development, films and several other quirky things such as juggling and sign language. I look forward to hearing from
Posted at 9:32am Saturday 14th June 2008
What drives you to succeed in life? Everybody has different stimuli that drives them to achieve ... or not... in life. For some people it might be money or material possessions, ie fast cars, big house, lots of pairs of shoes (!); for others it might be security, contentment, passion, job satisfaction etc etc.
Posted at 9:28am Tuesday 3rd June 2008
What a contrast! Time and time again we see rugby (until relatively recently an amateur sport) excelling and setting standards in sport in terms of fairness and conduct. We have seen this season time and time again football bodies squabbling between themselves over the use of technology in the sport (used to great effect in both codes of rubgy) and in the end they did.....nothing!
Posted at 8:46am Sunday 11th May 2008
What is it about the sudden (brief) taste of sunshine that makes the british public shun their normally shy reserved nature and do things completely out of character? I see in the worcester news this week that the police intervened when (drunken) locals decided to go skinny dipping in the river severn - not the brightest of moves have you seen the colour of the water - no thanks!!)
Posted at 8:25am Friday 2nd May 2008
On BBC breakfast news today they were debating an interesting point. They were surveying people "joe public" in the street today asking about salaries and would they discuss it on national tv? The answer for most people is "NO" they dont want to discuss it. The reasons people gave were mostly that they felt it was a private matter and didnt want other people to know such sensitive information.
Posted at 9:15am Saturday 12th April 2008
Have you ever wondered why me make decisions that we later think "why did i do that?". We basically think on two levels. To simplify it i will call it the conscious and subconcious. But it is much more complicated than that. For instance can you think back to a time when you have thought "i definately wont ever do that again" and then found yourself doing it? No matter what our good intentions are "i wont eat that cake" or " i wont buy that new pair of shoes" we can find ourselves breaking those rules that we have previously set.....
Posted at 8:48pm Monday 7th April 2008
What an amazing weekend i had. I went to Wembley on saturday to see the FA Cup Semi-final between portsmouth and west brom. Ive got to say that after all the hype and critisism wembley is a fantastic stadium. Im not sure the £900 million it cost was really justified but it was an excellent setting for an exciting match.
Posted at 10:35am Monday 24th March 2008
What is wrong with footballers? It is a sad reflection on our society when some of our greatest role models for kids are spoiled over-paid egotistical big-heads. Now i love football but footballers (and some fans) need to have a long hard look at themselves. Take the Ashley Cole incident.....
Posted at 10:26pm Thursday 13th March 2008
Have you been watching the FA cup this season? Isnt it fantastic to see 4 lesser known teams through to the semi-final....im especially pleased as my team PORTSMOUTH are one of the four.
Posted at 12:51pm Thursday 28th February 2008
Its funny how we choose to trust certain people - yet not others. TRUST is such a small word - yet plays a big role in our building of personal relationships. Now i generally am a very open minded person, i treat people how i would want to be treated myself and i give people the benefit of the doubt 9 times out of 10. But that doesnt mean i would trust someone i didnt know very well. I would only trust a very small number of people with personal information and this little group only one knows what i would consider "everything" about me...
Posted at 9:03am Thursday 14th February 2008
So valentine's day is upon us....was it a non-event for you or did you get a nice surprise? I heard several conversations yesterday at work (mostly from women) debating on the virtues of sending valentines cards. What would have happened to the human population if we had to wait for women to always make the first move?! It is nervewracking the first time you make a 'move' on somebody ( i can just about remember that far back!) but at least with valentines day you can make a card anonymous with just a little hint of who its from...
Posted at 7:02pm Sunday 3rd February 2008
Now i wouldnt say i was the world's biggest fan of Jeremy Beadle, but we see again that the image portrayed by the media of a 'celebrity', a man who was ridiculed and harrassed for tacky programming and tricking of innocent members of the public, - is a false one. Many of his fellow celebrities have come out in support and even the once cruel media who slated him in the late 80's and early 90's have passed kind comment on his passing last week.
Posted at 8:17am Wednesday 23rd January 2008
Apparently we are all drinking too much. An article in the Mirror this week highlights several social problems that have culminated in this excessive binge drinking culture. The report highlights several reasons for this - 24 hour licences, the "happy hour" culture that encourages people to down as much cheap alcohol in as short a space as time as possible, unit measures available in pubs and booze promotions by retailers....whatever the percieved reasons behind problem the buck lies with society which means it rests with you and i.....
Posted at 10:49am Thursday 10th January 2008
Martin Deeson writing in GQ magazine this month writes about the loss of a loved one, in this case his father, that it can teach us things about ourselves and about life. "The horrible thought that hits you when you lose somebody close is that everybody will have to go through this at some point in their life..."
Posted at 9:34am Saturday 5th January 2008
When you know somebody is ill you are always expecting 'the phonecall'. My mum rang this morning and i knew straight away before she even said that my auntie had died during the night. She was well into her 90's and whenever i spoke to her over the last couple of years she was always telling me that she was "ready to go". Some years ago she put all her affairs in order, and i believe she has already pre-arranged and paid for her funeral, obviously in readiness for this day.
Posted at 10:43am Saturday 29th December 2007
It is nearly that time of the year when we look at your new years resolutions....so what will yours be this year? Are you planning to make the same one you did last year? You wont be surprised to learn that new year when people want to start a fresh is one of my busiest times. Whether its giving up smoking, going on a diet, spending more time with the kids the only way you will will succeed is to have a powerfull incentive - and back it up with bags of will power.
Posted at 9:56am Sunday 23rd December 2007
It is a cliche but the old saying "it is better to give than to recieve..." is very true for me this time of year. I love shopping for my friends and family trying to find them a personal gift. But spare a thought for the many hapless men (and women) i see struggling round the shops with just hours to go frantically searching for a gift - any gift just so they have something to wrap up for xmas day! I guarantee you that i will see many people tomorrow (christmas eve) rushing round and then complaining that the shop has sold out of the thing that they really wanted (please you know that christmas comes round at the same time every year so plan ahead!)
Posted at 8:07pm Sunday 9th December 2007
Have you ever had a really rubbish day at work and then almost inexplicably your whole day is brightened up by one small illumination, changing your rubbish day into a good one?...
Posted at 8:27pm Thursday 6th December 2007
When children misbehave....no matter what they have done you always have at least a slight chance of reasoning with them, once they understand the difference between right and wrong. We have become caught in between the liberal minded softly softly approach and the loutish 'dont give a monkeys' attitude displayed by various sectors of our society. Its no wonder our kids, and indeed the parents dont know where the boundries are or how they should deal with certain situations...
Posted at 8:22am Friday 30th November 2007
Posted at 8:22am Friday 30th November 2007