Great example of how hard work and determination pays off.

12 Months of Creativity

So today my inspiration does not come from a sculpture or a photograph – but from my best friend and counterpart, who for the past few years has worked hard, kept an open mind, and grown in so many incredible ways along the road…

Andrew has been working tirelessly towards his goal of becoming a flight instructor this past year… at last, today was the big day – the final check ride as it is called. From 8am to around 4pm he taught lessons, answered questions, talked about regulations, worked out scenarios and did a final flight with the chief pilot. Yes, that’s like an 8 hour final exam. Phew! And at the end of this tiring day – which comes at the end of a tiring year – he has passed and is now a Certified Flight Instructor in helicopters.

I can still remember a little over year ago…

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Are you a slave to the system?

Great post and a valuable tip !



I recently spent a morning at The Upper House Hotel in Barlaston which is steeped in local history. Built in 1845 for Josiah Wedgwood’s grandson Francis it has been converted into a luxury character property and the lounge is a great place to ‘get things done’

There I was with a pot of tea overlooking the landscaped gardens when I realised just how much of a slave to the ping of incoming email I had become. I was reminded of how much you can actually achieve in a relaxed environment when the phone is on silent and the inbox is off-line. 

We live in a technology driven age when information is at our fingertips and our friends, family and customer are only a text, tweet, blog or email away. It always makes me smile on flights that when the wheels touch down and the plane comes to rest on it’s stand…

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