Thankfully I've only had to complete The Knowledge journey once, but former TfL examiner Chris Ackrill has had to do The Knowledge twice! And has written his experience in the following book. For 350 years, not a lot happened in the London cab trade - until 2016, when the changes came thick and fast: crazy … Continue reading From Manor House Station to Gibson Square – And Back Again
I’m a big believer of limiting your liabilities. Don’t anchor yourself. The more social, financial, physical, or mental obligations we have, the less agency we have to gravitate to what truly matters. The past months I have challenged a belief that I have held true for sometime. The option to engage in a mortgage, thus … Continue reading The sweet spot of freedom and commitment.
This week, I am moving house. Okay I’m not talking; full house, wife, kids and pets kind of scenario. To paint the picture I’m a single millennial, moving from my childhood home to a house share in the big smoke (London). I particularly enjoy the moving process, whether it is packing for a week away … Continue reading Move in to change.
Alec Baldwin has recently pleaded guilty to second degree harassment for a fight over a NYC parking spot. The Hollywood actor was accused of trying to punch another driver during a row outside his apartment building in Manhattan. This behaviour and sense of ownership towards parking has always baffled me. Ultimately parking is within a … Continue reading Parking proximity – You can never park close enough.
I would hate to win the lottery. We all have our drives in life; expanding our business, striving for that next promotion or learning a new skill to make yourself more employable. But for what? So you can pay for an extension on the house, maybe travel a bit more, or perhaps just eat out … Continue reading I would hate to win the lottery.
I went to Debenhams earlier. No wonder why retailers are in such trouble. All I could find was rehashed and rebranded items, amazing to find an entire section Donated to Stranger Things! And while yes, Stranger Things is pretty awesome and cool, I had to un-dupe myself and question what is this item in my … Continue reading A suggestion for Christmas 2019.
I could learn piano I’d get into really good shape I could write a book No, you wouldn’t. Not directly from the new found time anyway. I would argue, the freedom of time may create a blank canvas, but simultaneously removes any template or outline you could follow to achieve those goals. As previously stated … Continue reading If I wasn’t at work, I could be doing so much more with my life…
Dear Mr. Paxman, Thank you for using the worlds finest taxi service. I'm ever so sorry, I can't recall if I gave you your change on your journey home last night. I have donated 3x the amount owed to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Best regards, Tom Hutley
Self induced, temporary shock and sometimes even sudden pain. This is true for the things we know are most beneficial in our lives; gym, a diet, a good budget plan. Temporary deprivation for much longer lasting and beneficial gains. I found this to be the case with my experience of an ice cold plunge pool. … Continue reading Plunge pool
Daytime drink your way to a better and longer life? Most of us know that drinking caffeine late into the day/evening is a bad idea. Caffeine keeps our brain active, disrupts the quality of our sleep, whilst you may believe it is the tiredness that is the biggest drawback from late caffeine consumption, it is … Continue reading Daytime drink your way to a better and longer life?