‘Tip man’.

I enjoy gardening. I am a long way from Monty Don but I have fun. This weekend Joe joined me for a stint in the garden. The job was simple; cut the roses down and plant some bulbs. What could have taken me half an hour took close to two hours.  Foolishly I thought giving … Continue reading ‘Tip man’.


“James, was I a good boy under water?!”

For the first time ever I went on holiday and did not get sunburnt. This was quite an achievement for me as I arrived in the Mediterranean sun looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost and left looking rather like him too... Factor fifty can act as a shield if you apply it with enough regularity. … Continue reading “James, was I a good boy under water?!”

Spinning toys, water sprayers and castles.

Joe loves gardening. More specifically Joe loves holding the lead for the lawnmower, cutting the grass with scissors and watering plants with a water sprayer. Joe is far from Alan Titchmarsh but he gives things a go. Although I am not too keen on being sprayed as I read in the sun. I like to … Continue reading Spinning toys, water sprayers and castles.


I find articulating the notion of anxiety very difficult. The Oxford dictionary outlines it as follows ... 'Feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.' It is interesting when looking at the first part of the definition 'feeling OR showing...' This rather succinctly suggests that anxiety can be expressed (through … Continue reading Anxiety