Fifty Years ago is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission sending a man to land on the moon. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.
For all of those start ups whose background is not pounds and pence the thought can be overwhelming. You are in the thick of getting to grips with so many aspects of a new business be it defining and designing product, identifying suppliers, working and collaborating with new ‘partners, not to mention ordering paper clips and envelopes. and then expected to know what our projections for the next 5 years will be. Without historical figures, manual or clairvoyants as guidance – a finger in the air it is .. how terrifying
My theory was always fresh flowers and a dog make a house a home and while the flowers can bring a sense of serenity, before they wilt and die, a pet brings completeness. When there is friction at home the pet is often the “go to” for reassurance, a true diplomat and arbiter, non-judgemental and unbiased no matter what the circumstances. It is fair to say the love is unconditional and that, in itself, is a powerful and positive attribute.
For those of us in the UK still holding on to those precious few hours of the Bank Holiday weekend relaxing, reclining or recovering. The overriding sentiments that came out of this weekend’s events was balance and control. In this household anyway.
There is always plenty of guidance for women suffering the menopause and so it was with interest to read about the practice of Ayurveda, an ancient Hindu 5000 year science which, it seems, is having a resurgence thanks to the interest from high profile celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.