The Importance of Feeling Useful

The Importance of Feeling Useful

If you’re looking for validation that you’re doing a good job as a parent, you’re playing the long game. You invest a massive amount up front, in those early days, and although they still need me a great deal, I know that the importance of my role in...
Renouncing the Aggression of The Apprentice

Renouncing the Aggression of The Apprentice

The Apprentice returned this week – and I do love that programme. I know it’s been many years now, so it’s hardly the new phenomenon it was; much like X-Factor, it’s become a bit tired and predictable in many ways, not least in the number of...
Does Life Still Begin at 40?

Does Life Still Begin at 40?

It was my 40th birthday this week – traditionally the milestone marking the end of your youth and the start of middle age, approached with the fear and trepidation that it’s all downhill from here. Then there’s also the cheerful denial: I remember seeing “Life Begins...
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