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Monthnotes – June 2024

River Stour, Chartham, June 2024

June has felt like a bit of a transitional month at work, focussing on delivery of current engagements while also planning ahead for my Autumn … Read More

Monthnotes – May 2024

Northern Lights, Kent, May 2024

I read a lot of business-ish books, but many of them don’t leave me too many lasting lessons. Last month I read been Cal Newport’s … Read More

Monthnotes – April 2024

It’s been an up-and-down kind of month. A sickness bug, dog hassles and rubbish weather led us to wish we’d gone away somewhere for a … Read More

Monthnotes – March 2024

Dover, March 2024

Thirty one days since I last hit the keyboard and wrote some monthnotes…and it feels like a lot longer. I feel like I’ve crammed a … Read More

Monthnotes – February 2024

Les Gets, February 2024

Writing these notes on the 29th day of February led me back to wondering about the last leap year. Revisiting my monthnotes from February 2020 … Read More

Monthnotes – January 2024

“A bit of a grind”. That’s how I described January in a conversation with my son about two weeks in – and that still seems … Read More

Monthnotes – December 2023

Berlin, December 2023

Looking back over the last 31 days, it feels like December was definitely a month of two halves. The first half of the month was … Read More

Monthnotes – November 2023

Looking back over November, it’s felt like a bit of a “hard graft” kind of month – one where there was plenty to get done, … Read More

Monthnotes – October 2023

Grisedale Tarn, Lake District, October 2023

A good friend once told me that building a portfolio working life was like planting saplings to form a new forest. He explained that over … Read More

Monthnotes – September 2023

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, September 2023

September was a back to reality month for me – both at work and home. At work the first two weeks of the month felt … Read More