Having spent years teaching myself to navigate my way around WordPress, I recently delved into the world of Squarespace. Bearing in mind that this site, my outdoor blog and another site which I help to manage are all built on the WordPress platform, you may wonder what on earth prompted the switch. When you add… Continue reading WordPress or Squarespace?
Take a business networking meeting with accountants, personal trainers, business service providers, training providers, web developers and magazine editors and your first thought would not be outdoor adventures. Think again! The Penistone Business Group recently held one of their networking meetings at Underbank Activity Centre, home of Peak Pursuits. First impressions might lead you to… Continue reading Networking – it’s not just business suits and meeting rooms
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.” I love this quote. I’m not sure whether it’s a John Ellison original or not, but it’s one which John, the founder of the charity Climbers Against Cancer, had on his website and it always… Continue reading The moments that take your breath away
In early 2014, I woke up to a truth which had been staring me in the face for a long time. Something fundamental needed to change in my life. Ever seen 'The Matrix'? It's where humans are living in an artificially created world, asleep to the truth that they are actually captured by machines and… Continue reading Where the magic happens
I recently did a course which directed me towards a personality profiling tool and was surprised to find that I had a 'Creator' personality. When someone at work once called me creative, I dismissed the idea thinking that they must have been a little crazy, or perhaps wanted to manipulate me to get involved in… Continue reading Creative? Me? Are you serious?
I'm regularly asked the following question at work: “how do I tell people about my product/service so that I can get selling and make some money?” On the surface, it seems a pretty sensible question. However, a little digging around often uncovers a jumbled mind of ideas and no thought around who will actually purchase their… Continue reading Which way next?
As a climber, I'm often at the crag with people who have a range of different abilities. A friend eloquently says that "climbing is a great leveller" meaning that you mix with people from a multitude of backgrounds and abilities, but your common interest bonds you. You also need to have a strong trust and… Continue reading Never good enough?
This weekend, I flew above the cloud line, jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet, did free fall of around 6,000 feet and then glided gracefully back down to earth....obviously attached to a very competent skydiving instructor! I have to keep checking to make sure that it really did happen. It's a surreal feeling,… Continue reading Fear (or is it just excitement)
The kitchen is getting ripped out! After talking about it for 9 years, we finally put a deposit down for a brand spanking new kitchen....cue big smiles all round! First though is the mess. Ripping out the old. Stripping the plaster off the walls. Taking a chimney out. Digging up the floor. Rewiring. Plumbing. It's… Continue reading A new lease of life