Browsing for some inspirational classical music, and came across this amazing pianist, Carlos Cipa. The piece that really caught my ear is ‘and she was’; a moving, repetitive, minimalist piano work.

No water in colour.

The benefits of open water swimming on mental health.

Ever since swimming in the warm seas as young boy with my mum, dad, and sister in the Arabian Gulf, I’ve enjoyed the freedom of swimming in the open water.

I’ve been looking forward to the season starting again, with my local lake in Northamptonshire due to open in May. That’s unlikely to happen so it’s keeping fit and reading about swimming for now…

Vogue ran this article last summer; in the midst of lockdown, reading about the benefits of open water swimming is about as close to actual open water swimming as we can get.

I took this photo of a lake in Gothenburg that we went swimming in last Autumn. It’ll have to do for now. Virtual pool, anyone?

Open water swimming; Gothenburg.

Monday Morning.

I’m a Learning and Development practitioner with over 20 years working across a wide range of roles in the UK, the Middle East, and Scandinavia.

My work and academic interests reflect each other on the whole. These include the role technology plays in learning, social psychology and interpersonal dynamics, systems thinking and strategy making.

This blog is called ‘Monday Morning’ because I will always remember that when I first started going to conferences as a trainer, the mark of a successful conference was whether or not I came away with something that would be immediately useful, something that I could put into practice straight away, something tangible to make Monday morning’s classes extra special.

I’m also interested in keeping fit, have had a deep love of music throughout my life, and enjoy photography as a means of expression and communication.

And so these are the things that will fill this blog.

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