Be still and know….or not

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

We live with constant noise and distraction; life is lived at a pace that would have astonished our ancestors. Want to buy something? Two or three clicks and it’s on the way, hungry? Food can be delivered. Bored? TV, Streaming, Music, You Tube, FB, Tic Toc, Instagram, Podcasts. If you are older radio, newspapers, books, crosswords, jigsaws. Constant stimulation, endless messages to be … Read More

Hope

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

Hope In the Victorian language of flowers Snowdrops represent hope and it is very easy to see why that would be. In the depths of January they start to emerge from the frozen ground, when there is very little else around; these tiny pure white and dark green flowers come blinking into the light. They prefer sheltered spots preferably in the roots of trees and they quietly arrive, sometimes … Read More

Loving Technology? Or not?

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

Loving Technology? I have just spent about an hour trying to get this picture downloaded onto this blog. Why? you may ask; well I am going to hold Apple entirely responsible for all of this grief (it is also happening when I try to upload photos on Facebook). Like a good citizen I upgraded to the latest operating system, marvellous so far so good. Except that … Read More

Beautiful Webs

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

I recently attended a 2 day pain course (virtually); which was excellent and extremely interesting.One of the attendee’s coined the phrase ‘a spiders web of complexity’ when talking about pain. I think this is a really apt description and is something I have observed for years; think about what happens when something lands on a spiders web, it could be a twig, a … Read More

Silver Linings

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

I think we can all agree that 2020 has not been the greatest year and from conversations I have been having everyone is fed up with it all. Obviously coming into Winter doesn’t help and the constant debates about Xmas are unsettling. Everyone needs something to look forward to but I guess we all feel hamstrung by the confused rules and regulations. I have been trying … Read More

Keep your eyes on your paper.

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

Keep your eyes on your own paper Thank you to James Clear for the idea for this months musings.  It isn’t up to us to judge what we do or offer or worry about what anyone else thinks about our work or actions. Someone else’s perception of what you do is a result of their own experiences (which are out of … Read More

Fire Works

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

 Bonfire night is upon us and it’s a magical evening, with its roots and rituals reaching back into antiquity, there is something very compelling about fire.Going out into the dark chilly night, wrapped up with scarves, hats and gloves, feeling the bite of cold on your face and joining the throng of others heading for the bonfire.The beautiful bonfire its … Read More

Keeping the workplace healthy

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

Workplace Health Did you know that over 30 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal problems including back pain, neck and upper limb problems in the UK*  One of the biggest issues is that we sit for far too long, in the car/train/bus commuting, at our desks all day and then relaxing in the evening. We also use escalators and lifts instead of stairs, thereby … Read More

Careless Talk

Carol PlumridgeUncategorized

Have you ever overheard criticism of yourself? Where someone says exactly what they think about you to a third party, unaware that you are in earshot.It’s not nice and I experienced it recently. There is the initial feeling of shock, hurt and deflation, your happy bubble has been rudely punctured,followed by what did I do wrong? Am I really a bad … Read More

One small step for man…

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Uncategorized

One small step for man …. It’s 50 years since the first moon landing and what an incredible achievement it was given the limited technology they had then. I would recommend watching the films Hidden Figures or The First Man as it really gives you a flavour of how basic things were at that time. It started me thinking about what we can achieve and … Read More