Telling Tales | #06

Hi everyone,

Four-day weeks are nice aren’t they? We had a fantastic time over the long Easter weekend and hope you all did to.

Here’s what’s been on my mind this week…

1. Take time out for yourself

I had an awesome time in London last weekend. It was a true throwback to carefree, hazy days and (as wonderful as my little girl is) it was great to spend it simply hanging out with my lovely wife. If you’re in the Shoreditch area, can highly recommend Dirty Bones (think ribs and punchy cocktails) and The Frog (Jamie Park from Masterchef The Professionals heads-up the kitchen there). Lots of fun.

2. Having something to look forward to

I always get post-holiday blues whenever I’ve been away somewhere. It’s part of the reason I think it’s really important to have something on the horizon to look forward to. I’m a big believer in enjoying the present but also making sure the next trip, adventure or treat is booked in the diary. 

3. Spontaneous singing

Champagne was consumed on Easter Sunday. Spontaneous singing ensued. It sounded like this.

4. Welcome returns to form  

The debut album from The Vaccines way back in 2011 was a great record. They followed it up with two fairly mediocre offerings. Thankfully, their back with a bang with Combat Sports which pulls off the pretty impressive feat of sounding new and nostalgic at the same time.

5. Life and death

Maybe it’s because of Easter or the arrival (hopefully!) of Spring but I’ve found myself caught up with thoughts of life and death this week. It reminded me of this article I read at the start of the year, written by 27 year-old Holly Butcher and published by her family after her death. It’s not an easy read but it’s a brilliant one.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the weekend.