Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

Back in the 1600’s, distinguished French inventor and physicist Blaise Pascal wrote “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” As some of you may know, I moved to the UK from South Africa during the early part of 2019. Life is of course different here, most notably in the realm of … Continue reading Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

Job hunting in London – 8 tips and reflections

There I was waking up in London on a February Sunday morning at 10am. A hangover beating in my head. A siren wailing in the distance. The Saturday night had been a somewhat heavy one. We were staying in my brother-in law’s loft bedroom. A curious and frenzied set of circumstances had led to me … Continue reading Job hunting in London – 8 tips and reflections

Notes From A Muddy Island: Transport

It’s two months this week since we took the rather life changing trip from South Africa to the UK to come live and work here. Instead of one long post on everything, I thought I’d stagger it into bite sized chunks, dedicated to one topic at a time. Let me talk about transport first, because … Continue reading Notes From A Muddy Island: Transport

Home is Temporary, Roots are Permanent

There’s a novel by John Steinbeck, a famous one called The Grapes of Wrath. It centres around a family (and many other families), venturing thousands of miles westward to California in search of a better life, escaping the harsh dust bowl of Oklahoma in the 1930’s. One scene early in the book depicts how the … Continue reading Home is Temporary, Roots are Permanent