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Green Park and Change

Green Park on a weekday lunchtime in October. Impressions: Green grass and green trees.  Red berries.  Blue sky.  Orange leaves.  Autumn sun and summer breeze.  Joggers.  Tourists.  Memorial.  Buckingham Palace.  Fountain.  Photos taken on mobile phones.  Deck chairs.  Push chairs.  Tai chi.  Rounders.  School trip.  Lost teddy bear. Question:  Today Green Park is suspended between …

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Berkeley Square and Restrictions

Berkeley Square on a week day lunchtime in October. Impressions: Encircled by traffic.  Walls of benches.  Scavenging pigeons (no nightingales).  Suspended parking.  Restricted areas.  Pink and white flowers.  Workmen.  Workers.  Lunching. A group sleeping on the sunny grass.  Phone box stuffed with bedding. Question:  Are there rules or restrictions for people spending time with you? …

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St Dunstan in the East and Celebration

St Dunstan in the East on a week day lunchtime in September Impressions: Roofless church skeleton.  Inside and outside.  Open but protected.  Grown over, grown in empty windows.  Fat leaves.  City workers lunching.  Suits.  Quiet conversations.  Sitting.  Bought sandwiches and salads.  History.  Cobbles.  Fountain. Question: This is a beautiful, unusual place.  What special event would …

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Shoreditch Park & Benches

Shoreditch Park on a week day September afternoon at 5pm Impressions: Community.  Colourful.  Footballing children.  Playing children.  Toddlers.  Teenagers.  Cyclists.  Playground.  Pitch.  Dog walkers.  Spray painted, graffiti-ed benches. Question: Where would you install a bench as a tribute to you?  Where do you love to be, to walk, to sit?  And what would be inscribed …

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Advice from an Astronaut

Am reading the wonderful Chris Hadfield’s ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth‘.  While sharing his extraordinary space experiences, Chris Hadfield explains what it takes to become an astronaut. Actually going to space, even for those recruited as astronauts, is an almost impossible feat that requires superhuman levels of resilience, skill, dedication, planning, learning, health and …

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My inspiration

Here are some people and ideas that have inspired me and shaped my coaching approach: Dr Linda Carter has been a coach and mentor to me and teams I have worked in for a number of years.  She is full of ideas and knowledge. She builds confidence and fosters a positive, peaceful environment in which to …

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