Monthly Archives: July 2013


If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got! ~  Tony Robbins

Today is the first day of the rest of my life – it’s also my last day in the office for 12 months.  I’m exchanging my desk, my phone, my commute, my daily routine today!

Having cycled around 3,000km since January, to sailing 40,000 nautical miles.  From 8 hours regular sleep to 3 or 4 hours sleep every four or six hours (if I’m lucky).  From wonderful meals cooked by my husband Continue reading



God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

It has been an “interesting” week. One of those weeks in which some people’s behaviour has resulted in me feeling annoyed; upset; perplexed; and a few other negative feelings.

“Interesting” is one of those words that seems to mean so many things these days. The word interesting is actually defined as follows: Continue reading

A Great Sporting Weekend

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory ~ George S. Patton

Not only did the British and Irish Lions beat Australia and Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion but James; Thay; Gary; Steve; Carl and I finished the amateur stage of the Annecy – Semnoz tour de France.

A great sporting weekend clockFor James and I our Sunday started early Continue reading

Looking your best

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors. ~ Tennessee Williams

Perhaps a slightly exaggerated perspective but one that got me thinking about the trip.

Maybe it’s a bit of a girlie thing more than a bloke concern. Although I do know of some of my male crew mates who are concerned about the lack of personal hygiene facilities – namely Continue reading