2 Jun, 2019

What I have learnt from my dog

2019-06-02T18:33:19+01:00June 2nd, 2019|Lessons & Advice, Puppy adventures|

Having a dog has been good for me. Better than I could have imagined. Lumi is a great companion: amusing, patient, loving, easy-going. She has made me laugh more in the last 6 months than anything else has. She has grounded me: she has made me want to travel less, restricted my options which has

2 Apr, 2019

Lancelot heads to Avallon

2019-04-03T16:00:52+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Birth of a Startup, Puppy adventures|

The poetry and synchronicity of my choice of car name and my choice of first destination in France is not lost on me. Both Lancelot and Avallon are famous in the Arthurian legend, which I was obsessed with as a child (well, and as an adult). It is fitting that this is the start of

24 Mar, 2019

Lancelot’s demise

2019-03-24T14:56:50+01:00March 24th, 2019|Puppy adventures, Random musings|

It is very hard to shake off the reputation I have of being unlucky, when one hour after buying a new car, a truck crashes into you. Yes. Sigh. I was all giddy with excitement on Thursday when I caught the train to the dealership in Fareham from where I bought my car. Why would

9 Mar, 2019

Adopting Lumi

2019-03-09T22:07:37+01:00March 9th, 2019|Puppy adventures|

I adopted little Lumi on 19th January, 2019. She was born on 1st November, 2018, so she was 11 weeks when I picked her up. I decided to call her Lumi, because I always loved the name Lumen, a measure of luminescence. And Lumi just fit her better. She was so little. And she was

9 Mar, 2019

Deciding to buy a dog

2019-03-09T22:10:05+01:00March 9th, 2019|Puppy adventures|

I've been meaning to get a puppy for a while. I am not alone in feeling immense joy in the presence of a dog's simple adoring love. While I never had a dog growing up, I lived with a gracious Labrador called Hunter when I lived in a house-share as I started Skimlinks. I would