Category Archives: Adventure

Confounded by the Unknown: Without a Paddle

Kayaking on Sunday bought an unwelcome surprise: i capsized in rougher than usual seas. Whilst the shock of the cold water always takes your breath away, i managed to quickly extract myself, grab the paddle and turn the kayak back … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancement: gadgets, gizmos and GoPros

Austria is not far away, but somehow the journey takes me longer than it does to get to Singapore. It’s not down to any inefficiency in the Swiss Train network, which offered a profuse apology for the one minute delay, … Continue reading

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Homecoming

My last day in New York: grey skies, rain, the Christmas lights throwing out a corona in the haze. I sit in a cafe, warming up: it’s cold here, the coldest part of my trip, and i’m ill prepared. Two … Continue reading

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On the ninth day of Christmas Learning: perspective

Sometimes we need a jolt, something to kick us out of our comfort zone and into a new space, a creative space where we explore new ideas, where we are unafraid to make mistakes, where we can learn new things … Continue reading

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The death of letters

I’ve been sorting through the attic, clearing out old toys and games and sorting out boxes of old letters and cards: the accumulated paperwork that follows us through life. Funny thing though, the trail is getting thin. Through my teens … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

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