Getting Naked in Germany

For some of us, nudity is no big deal - we all have a body so being naked it about as natural as it gets. For others, it's a bit like the end of the world. However, it's well known that nudity in Germany is much less of a taboo than it is here in the UK or in the US. In fact, wearing clothes in certain environments is positively forbidden.  The spa is one such place...

Taking the First Step Towards a New Obstacle: Tough Mudder 5K East London

'Charm is a product of the unexpected.' José Martí The Tough Mudder 5K was never part of the plan. But, somewhere along the way, it emerged and proceeded to muscle its way into first place. You know what? It turned out to be a doozy. My relationship with Tough Mudder doesn't begin here though. Back …

How Do I Stop Feeling Like Time Is Slipping Through My Fingers?

A few months before the start of #Project20nine I found myself afflicted by a constant worry. It had crept up on me and settled in like a shadow in the night. I was worrying that I've been wasting my time and that no matter how hard I tried to stop the sands of time slipping through my fingers I just couldn't.  Face it, T, no one can.  But the worst bit? The bit that really compounded the problem? Reflecting on the worry meant that I was so focussed on watching those grains fall that I'd lost sight of the grains that were in my hands. We've all got time but it's in front of us, not behind.

How to Learn a Foreign Language in 30 Minutes a Day

I recently wrote an email to a family member. She's Lithuanian and the last time I saw her (3 months ago) I did a pretty decent job at saying 'hello, how are you?' and then looking blankly as she answered. In contrast, my email was an actual conversation that translated meaning. It was the beginning of a eureka moment for me and a confirmation that my new approach is paying off. Frankly, just try and shut me up. Man labai labai patinka kalbėti lietuviškai.