Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Re-Lighting The Flame - Beating The Dreaded Burnout

I sat up to write this thought piece after reading an article in my copy of the latest edition of 'Writing Magazine' on how to beat the burnout by author Simon Whaley. It caught my attention because that's what has happened to me in my second stab at a fairly fruitful career in writing. I was reading the magazine because whilst working on an assignment (which is a bit late I'm embarrassed to say) I hit the dreaded wall ... with a thump, and so needed a helping hand to get over it. The article cast a very bright spotlight on why the last three years or so I've struggled to get my writing career back into full throttle. 

Thursday, 21 July 2022

[Interview] Glen Stanway - How Chin Woo Kung Fu Changed His Life

It was a car accident in 1994 that changed Glen Stanway’s life. So severe were his injuries Glen was told they were permanent and he would need to take painkillers indefinitely. Unable to work, and past the point of frustration with the constant pain Glen enrolled at his local Chin Woo wushu school hoping that kung-fu would give him his life back. The training he underwent gave Glen back his strength and flexibility, and a new passion. 
Over the next two decades Glen travelled and competed all over the world representing the Chin Woo name, and founded his school the GMAX Academy, based in the town of Royston, Hertfordshire. 

Monday, 4 April 2022

Bring Back The Time - A Musical Love Letter to a Bygone Era

Get your leg warmers out of mothballs and dust off your shoulder pads; it's time for a funky trip back in time to the decade of big ambition and even bigger hair. This nostalgic musical adventure comes courtesy of the quintessential boy band New Kids On The Block, R & B trio En Vogue, and Britain's favourite crooner and 80s heart throb Rick Astley, perfectly seasoned with hip hop duo Salt N' Pepa. 'Bring Back The Time' is an upbeat feel good song paying homage to the best of 80s music and for these quartet of musical legends it is an affectionate tribute to the era in which they flourished.