Have you ever got lost? And then got annoyed with yourself? Well, now you don’t have to! If you listen to my latest podcast, you can find out how getting lost can be a good thing. Just like the best pop singles, my podcasts are about 3 minutes long, so will take you no time at all. This one was also recorded in a park … Continue reading How To Get Lost And Love It
I know I only posted yesterday, however today is a big day as I’ve achieved one of the things that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and that is I’ve just published my first Away From The Noise podcast! It was something that came up in the WordPress Blogging101 course I took part in and as it was procrastination that stopped me … Continue reading Fancy Listening To My New Podcast?
For those following this blog, you will know I’m quite a big music fan, but you may not know that I have also been writing and recording songs for many years. I’ve released 3 albums in the past few years with the last album ‘Departures’ by Blue Angel being released 2 years ago and have been working on a number of songs over the past … Continue reading Want To Be Immortal?
Who you are is not who you were. Whatever has happened in the past is in the past. Today is your chance to not only be who you are, but also who you want to be. So, if you could give yourself the permission to be who you want to be, who would that person be? Here is a link to a previous post on … Continue reading If You Are Not Who You Once Were, Who Are You And More Importantly, Who Do You Want To Be?
If we were having coffee, I’d say that moving to a new area where you don’t know anybody can be a challenge and moving to a new country even more so. Although my Spanish is reasonable, there can still be a language and cultural barrier at times which can be frustrating, but that’s part and parcel of moving to a new country. There are inevitable … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee… What’s Next Is Now
Sometimes the dog knows best… Continue reading Words From The Wise Dog
As a coach and someone in their 40s, I’ve picked up a few tips and ideas on the way which have helped me and my clients become more confident in what we do in our lives. Clearly, this list is completely subjective and based on my own experience, but maybe they’ll be of use to you too. I hope so… Look for the benefit in … Continue reading 11 Ways To Be More Confident
When I’m not writing this blog, writing songs or hanging out in cafes here in Granada, I teach English which can be an interesting job and at times, quite challenging, especially when presented with students who lack any kind of motivation whatsoever. However on those occasions when you have a class who really want to be there and learn something, it can be a revelation. … Continue reading Learning And Living For Fun
After living in London for 17 years, my wife and I decided to move to Granada in the south of Spain in 2014 to get ‘away from the noise’. Most people assume that the ‘noise’ was the urban-ness of the millions of people and the traffic chaos of the big city and to some extent that’s true, however in reality, it was more about the … Continue reading How To Get Away From The Noise?
As you know, this blog is called Away From The Noise and if you’ve read it before you’ll know that among other things, I like getting away from the noise by hanging out in cafes, listening to music, writing music/blogs and simply walking around Granada in the sunshine (it’s 34 Celsius / 93 Fahrenheit today – so, rather lovely and sunny). But as it’s the … Continue reading Gothic Gin And Tonic With A Bit Of Verdi
Have you noticed in conversations sometimes that some people are not really there? They are physically of course, but not emotionally. They look like they are listening, but in fact what they are often doing is perhaps just waiting to tell you their side of things. Whatever they are doing they are not really with you sharing the moment. Some people really listen intently and … Continue reading Shut Up And Listen
We all know that life can be complicated and with so many elements to consider in our lives, it can be challenging at times to just get through the day without feeling like you’re not getting anywhere or moving forward in any way. But things can be simple. From time to time at least. I’m not talking about some kind of huge life transformation and … Continue reading What’s Going To Make Me Happy… Now?