What would possess me, a seemingly sensible, well-paid public servant to throw in the towel and take to the road with a new business venture? Founding Welcome Tours means coming full career circle for me. As a teenager I studied at polytech with the aim of becoming a tour operator. A placement with sightseeing legend Wally Hammond introduced me […]

It’s an issue that affects all of us at one time or another, but can be especially prevalent at a time when society says we should be most social. Why does loneliness affect so many young people? This article https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/why-loneliness-affects-so-many-young-people explains it well. It can affect our performance at university and mean we don’t get […]

Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day. I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be […]

They say a change is as good as a rest, and I personally think the opposite is also true. A staycation is as good as a vacation and Easter weekend provided me with some much-needed time to recharge both physically and mentally. I felt like I was able to reconnect with Real Me and what’s important […]

At the tail-end now of March Madness, I think we are all in need of a little light-hearted entertainment. I’ll just leave this here…

Top of my New Year’s resolution list when the clock struck midnight was to be more assertive in 2017. I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about this, but just knew that I would be a lot happier in both my personal and professional life if I put my own needs at least on par […]

With the Victoria Plus Awards Ceremony fast approaching, I have been more inspired than ever by our students to give back to the community myself. My many loyal fans and followers may remember a blog post I did a while back called Get Out There on the subject of volunteering and how I was looking […]