Make sure your ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Q. What does a Business & Professional Coach do during and after work?

A. Makes sure the ladder is leaning against the right wall of course!

Summer Swallows

Every summer I get the opportunity to get close to one or more of the many swallows that surround us here at ReesAcres. The birds fly into the house, usually via an open door and, try as they might, they can’t get out through the closed windows. Often they become tired and distressed in the attempt, poor things.

They are so small, fragile and beautiful when seen close up. Yet they will fly thousands of miles to winter somewhere warmer – who can blame them?

They make me look and feel clumsy.

The Monday Morning Quote #607

“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.”

William James


The Monday Morning Quote #606

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.”

Mike Dooley (via Roy H Williams)


The Monday Morning Quote #605

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream”




‘Complete Anarchy’

‘Complete anarchy’: frontline NHS staff on the coronavirus peak.

A piece from the Guardian here’s a link to FULL ARTICLE

I have chosen not to make comments on the Covid emergency so far. Others’ words are better than mine. These are the thoughts of a Rural GP, you can see what I have highlighted.

GP, rural south-west

We’re in isolation again. One of my kids has a temperature. If she did get it, the only person she could have got it from was me. But I can’t get tested because I don’t have symptoms, even though one in four of those with coronavirus may be an asymptomatic carrier. My boss just said it would be better for me to isolate for two weeks anyway, even if I got tested, as we just don’t have confidence in them. My daughter is a lot better, but I will continue to worry every time I go into work and could later be giving it to my family. A GP in a nearby village came out of retirement to work and died of Covid.

In terms of PPE, we were given less than a day’s worth. We were given aprons, but borrowed our own goggles from dentists and brought other stuff ourselves. Things had settled down until this weekend when it was a lot busier in the town. I don’t know for sure if having it gives you immunity, but I’ll still be doing telephone triage from home for another few days before going back to the surgery. The next thing will be the second homers starting to make trips up to London and back again.

Podcast with Richard Hellen


When Richard Hellen bumped into his optometrist in his local Post Office in Cockermouth he wasn’t prepared for the outcome.

A story of eyes, shutdown and one dentist’s philosophy of life.


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