Reflections; 20th September

What I’ve noticed. I’ve been away this week. My wife is a keen and accomplished gardner, and we took the time to visit two famous gardens down in Kent and Sussex. I realised something important. Sissinghurst and Great Dixter are only a few miles from each other, in the High Wealds. A privileged, verdant partContinue reading “Reflections; 20th September”

Getting Unstuck

We all get stuck, particularly those of us who try to help others get unstuck. I know when I’m getting stuck when I find myself repeating the same message in creative new ways. It means I’m not moving on, I’m making camp. Amongst those I know are those who notice, who can’t be fooled, willContinue reading “Getting Unstuck”

Everyone wants to be a chef

One of our local schools is recruiting for a chef. The queue of applicants is out of the door. Another school is recruiting for a deputy head. There is no queue. Why is that? Maybe it’s the narrative. Teachers, and particularly head teachers have enormous workloads, are assessed continually, have restricted budgets and get caughtContinue reading “Everyone wants to be a chef”