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My Friday

My Friday

This whole week’s been particularly busy and eventful, by no means boring, yet with little stress, as I stick to my rule of not scheduling two meetings, events or appointments back to back. This allows me time to read, think, walk, cycle, but most importantly – have those extra minutes (and sometimes hours) should something wonderful happens, which I have no right to miss.

Like, on Wednesday, I had a meeting with a great film director; the initial plan was to have coffee with him for an hour, do my emails in the same cafe for another thirty minutes, then move on to doing paperwork and editing somewhere else. I ended up spending over six hours with him, going all over London, talking about philosophy, healthy lifestyle, filming, fashion photography, cycling in London etc etc. We cooked a delicious healthy lunch together, then both rushed for our evening commitments: he took tube to get to the opening night of a gallery, I cycled to deliver a talk and take part in the Educational Writers’ Forum at the Society of Authors. Read more about My Friday

Post-100km walking marathon UK

Post-100km walking marathon UK

My good friend prompted me to write about thoughts and feelings I had had whilst walking 100km. Well, it all started with excitement of an adventure, of hopes to do something I’d never done (despite my love of hiking and walking), of extra motivation brought by my past illness and your support. I had a fear of failure too and thought what distance would not look too bad. Somehow I did not think about physical aspects of failure, more about psychological ones.

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