Archive for December 2013

2013: a year of expanding

December 30, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely knackered. 2013 has been so FULL. My word for the year was ‘Expand’ and this totally happened, but it was uneven and chaotic at times – like learning to surf big waves – so much more happened than I thought I was ready for. And when […]

frohliche wehnachten

December 25, 2013

We are in Vienna for Christmas with the original Mr & Mrs P. Its been a lovely week of exploring, interspersed with afternoon naps in our massive hotel bed, the occasional weiner schnitzel and much coffee. I’ve seen Klimt’s ‘Kiss’, Sigmund Freud’s session notes and enjoyed a pot of kaffeine and apfelstrudel at Trotsky’s favourite cafe. […]

me and tess mcgill: it wasn't all cocktails at claridges

December 19, 2013

Once upon a time, when I was 26 and working at the New Zealand office of a big US corporate, I attended a three day Leadership Camp with a dozen other bright young things. We began over breakfast pastries with a typically inventive ice-breaker, all of us were to answer: what does leadership mean to you? I can’t […]

before the beginning

December 04, 2013

I am beginning to get a handle on this upcoming purple patch of change. I think… In the next few months I will be leaving a twenty year career, moving from an office full of dynamic witty banterers to one of two furs that mostly sleep. My days will take on an as-yet-unknown rhythm. There […]