how I learn’t a lesson from my 1 year old

day 155 to 161 – Todra Gorge to Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

day 161 – Ouarzazate  to Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

Sunday 12th February 2012.  Before leaving the campsite we had a long chat with Pete and Gill who are travelling around for a few months.  Pete used to own a car accessories business with over 125 employees in the greater Manchester area.  He sold the business when [...]

BIG things happen on the BIG trip


day 179 of the BIG trip the first picture of Baby Williams

The BIG news is that Tina and I are expecting!  I think we are officially what’s known as ‘geriatric’ parents to be.  So what is a 53 year old (me) and a 40 something year old (Tina) thinking of.  I already [...]

day 148 to 154 Erg Chebbi to Todra Gorge, Morocco

day 148 - Shadows on our way back at Sunset


day 154 – Todra Gorge

day 154 – Todra dog

day 154 – Todra Squirrel


day 154 – The Tuareg, Tina and Jay at the Todra Gorge

day 153 – The Giant ‘Mole Hills’

day 152 – campfire in the desert with the Lobsters & Europe by Camper


make the most of your 4000 weeks – action step two

Action step two – I didn’t work so hard.  Antidote to: Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

I didn’t work so hard OR I have a great life/work balance Instead of ‘I wish I didn’t work so hard’ I suggested replacing that thought with ‘I didn’t work so [...]

3 attributes of successful people

As I write this we are on the edge of the Sahara Desert it is truly awesome here and so peaceful and still with the biggest starryist night sky I have ever experienced.  While we have been here I have finished one of the most inspirational books I have ever read called ‘Unbroken’ A World War [...]

day 141 to 147 Fes to Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), Morocco

day 147 – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), Morocco

29th January 2012.  We chilled today and agreed with Bari that we would do the day camel tour tomorrow which includes lunch and then a view of the sun setting over the dunes.  We spent the day sitting in the sun reading and relaxing.  We had a little [...]

day 134 to 140 Chefchaouen to Fes, Morocco


Fes the old Medina from above

day 140 – Moulay Idriss to Fes, Morocco

22nd January 2012.  We were greeted by the usual morning mint tea from Abdul and his brother and we got ready to leave.  Tina had a chat to Di who is travelling down to Mali with her husband Neil [...]

make the most of your 4000 weeks – action step one

Antidote to: Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed  Action Step One – I have the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expect of me.

There’s a great saying from James Dean and he said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever and live as if [...]

how to avoid the top 5 regrets

I published a post a couple of weeks ago called ‘Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed’.  The thought behind it was to make you think and not just think, but to take action so that you can avoid these regrets.  Well I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about sending it [...]