Monday, 26 April 2010

A great hypnotic suggestion for a training group...

"Well, it's the graveyard shift after lunch slot now so I'm going to.........."

Do you stop and listen? Do you have time for beauty?

On Friday, January 12 2007, Joshua Bell took part in a cultural experiment that examined art and context that was conducted by the Washington Post. The experiment turned into a Washington Post cover story titled “Pearls Before Breakfast” which created an international firestorm of discussion about how we appreciate art, and specifically, music. On April 7, 2008 it was announced that this provocative think-piece by Gene Weingarten was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. To read the story, visit:

Thursday, 15 April 2010

London: Day 0: UK Airspace closed

Today, Thursday, started off a normal day; albeit a little earlier than normal. Finished, packing, tea, shave and bath and then an uneventful trip to Schiphol airport. Check-in was relatively uneventful, although, as usual, some people were trying it on to check-in too much luggage. I went for a cig in Murphy's bar smoke room. Sky News was on and OMG Scottish airports, Mancherter, Newcastle and Belfast closed too. No flights arriving or departing. The reason was because of a volcano in Iceland which was depositing volcanic ash at a fast rate of knots t0 20,000 feet into the air. The resulting cloud was 2-3 times the size of the UK. The news also announced that Heathrow and Gatwick had cancelled a large number of flights. I checked the departure board and my flight was still scheduled to depart at 10:10am. I called a friend because I wanted to know what the hell was going on in Scotland. My mum, my sister and her family live there and I just wanted to know that nothing more was afoot. Chris told me that according to the news Gatwick was still open and that the ash cloud caused no danger to people on the ground. We boarded as scheduled but were a little late in departing because BA were filling the spare seats of our flight with passangers whose flights were cancelled. So the paperwork had to be correct and it wasn't correct; and then it was, eventually.
At 17:39pm in the hotel and watching BBC news live, UK Airspace is closed and 23 airports in France are closed, also closed are airports in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Denmark. I was so lucky to be on one of the flights to the UK which took off before the cloud closed the airport.
I am curious as to when they will reopen as I am scheduled to fly back on Monday afternoon.
The Advanced NLP course starts tomorrow.........

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Indoor Skydiving in Orlando

Here's a short clip of me indoor skydiving in Orlando