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24 Mar, 2019

Truffle hunting in Marche

2019-03-24T13:58:51+00:00March 24th, 2019|Travel|

Last weekend, while wearing white jeans, white trainers and a white-ish jumper, you would have found me squatted over rich black soil, burrowing with my bare hands, in the pursuit of black gold. I was on a trip organised by the glorious David Rowan (ex-editor of Wired magazine) called Voyagers, which brought together a group

9 Mar, 2019

Adopting Lumi

2019-03-09T22:07:37+00:00March 9th, 2019|Puppy adventures|

I adopted little Lumi on 19th January, 2019. She was born on 1st November, 2018, so she was 11 weeks when I picked her up. I decided to call her Lumi, because I always loved the name Lumen, a measure of luminescence. And Lumi just fit her better. She was so little. And she was

9 Mar, 2019

Deciding to buy a dog

2019-03-09T22:10:05+00:00March 9th, 2019|Puppy adventures|

I've been meaning to get a puppy for a while. I am not alone in feeling immense joy in the presence of a dog's simple adoring love. While I never had a dog growing up, I lived with a gracious Labrador called Hunter when I lived in a house-share as I started Skimlinks. I would

24 Feb, 2019

A weekend to plan in Toulouse

2019-02-24T14:52:46+00:00February 24th, 2019|Travel|

London has been getting me down lately. Admittedly it is February, and I've long had a hate/hate relationship with the month in London. I have a personal saying: one should never make life-changing decisions in February, because you are more than likely over-reacting to the grim weather. However, the weather in London hasn't been that

28 Oct, 2018

Stream: My favourite annual conference

2019-02-12T09:40:20+00:00October 28th, 2018|Travel|

For some reason I don't question too hard, I have been lucky enough to be invited to WPP's annual "unconference" Stream for 10 years. For those who haven't experienced an "unconference" before, it is a conference with a structure but no content ahead of time. The content is volunteered and led by the participants, in

22 Sep, 2018

Learning about “Offering” in Esalen

2019-02-12T09:03:20+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Sabbatical, Travel|

One of the first items I put into my "Sabbatical" Trello Board of life dreams was to do a course in Esalen, Big Sur. A few years into starting Skimlinks, it became apparent that we needed to have a US base to cater to our American clients. As one of the co-founders, the mantle of responsibility

6 Jun, 2018

Feasting in Oaxaca

2019-03-10T11:11:35+00:00June 6th, 2018|Sabbatical, Travel|

After kicking off my Sabbatical in Esalen, I then flew down - via Los Angeles - to Oaxaca, Mexico. It would be the start of the Mexican leg of my Sabbatical, and one which - at the outset - I was the least looking forward to. Not to say I wasn't looking forward to