Worried about Returning to the Office? 4 Tips

A view of an office

As we all get ready to return to the business of work after the holiday season there are a few issues that may crop up for you.  Constantly living and working within the field of change I’ve had people approaching me with their concerns, fear and worries about what might lie ahead for them.  When […]

Visiting Anglesey? Here’s a few of my favourite places to see

Map of Anglesey

A lot of us in 2021 are going to be considering a break in the UK rather than a trip abroad.  Luckily, for me I moved to live on Anglesey last year so haven’t got far to travel to visit some beautiful scenes and interesting attractions.  If you are planning on a visit to Anglesey […]

Culture Shock – Tales from Wales (Part 7)

Culture shock!

Tricky Transitions I had thought that settling in to my new location would be relatively easy. In reality, it has taken me longer than expected to acclimatise… Moving 5 hours Up The Road It is over seven months since I moved from the Oxford area up to North Wales. With my new location being just […]

‘Chocolate Box’ Home Discovered – Tales from Wales (Part 6)

New home discovered...

With the housing market in the North of Wales going bananas, I had resigned myself to renting on Anglesey for quite some time. People have been buying houses as soon as they come on to the market, sometimes even before viewing them – just grabbing them on the particulars spec. There have been price wars […]

A Quick Loiter in Llandudno – Tales from Wales (Part 5)

Llandudno and Great Orme

The Search Continues After several months in North Wales, I’m still searching for a permanent home and a local Asian grocery! Next on my list of places to try for the latter was Llandudno – a town made momentarily famous during the lockdown for its most unusual visitors… Revealing Hidden Treasures After a week of every foul […]

And So The Quest Begins – Tales From Wales (Part 4)

My new home!

The dream that brought me to Anglesey Now that I’m feeling a little more settled and organised in North Wales, my thoughts are turning again towards the quest that brought me here… Where Do We Goat From Here? In 2019, when I decided to move to North Wales, it was to realise a dream I’ve […]

A Bimble in Bangor – Tales from Wales (Part 3)

Bangor cathedral in February '21

Off to Bangor Seizing The Opportunity Taking up residence in a new area during a pandemic and lockdown was never going to be an easy proposition. I want to explore, discover, and generally scout around. But of course, this isn’t allowed during these constrained times. My one respite…  Getting Out For Provisions As someone who […]

Settling In – Tales from Wales (Part 2)

It's time to unpack

Those boxes won’t unpack themselves! When I opened my eyes on my first day in the new place, there was so much to do.  Sure, I’d managed to get my bed set up, and my kettle and cups unpacked, but most of the rest of the house was piled high with removers boxes (many in […]

A Fresh Start – Tales from Wales (Part 1)

My Fresh Start - Dawn over Anglesey

And Some Light Relief After the turmoil and stress that we’ve all been feeling in recent times, I thought I’d mix up my articles a bit. So rather than focussing on business, I’m going to share more of what I’m up to on my new personal adventure. I hope by doing this to provide some […]

Moving House Even More of a Nightmare Than Before!

My new home!

My Experience of Relocating During the Pandemic House moving is stressful at the best of times, but try moving during a pandemic, and you will discover it is trebly challenging. Throughout my recent move, wholly unnecessary problems were caused by larger organisations despite my meticulous planning.  Here is my (hopefully constructive) rant…  The Misery of […]