New Year 2017

Tynemouth Beach

As 2016 draws to a close,only two days and a few hours to go, and we reflect on all its challenges, changes and opportunities, let’s make some great resolutions for 2017.

I am the eternal optimist and see opportunities in every incident, in every crisis. Now is not a time to ease up and relax, now is a time to dare, to act and to endure.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer”. Albert Camus.


It doesn’t matter what others do better than you, beat your own record every day and you will be a success. Pace, perseverance and perfection.

The only way to miss the success is to miss the opportunities that are in front of us.

Be confident and be that success.

Make your words [your thoughts] be manifest and come to life.


My personal resolutions for each and every day are quite simple and are taken from Winston Churchill: “To have the courage to stand up and speak and the courage to sit down and listen, to never submit to failure, and to never be comfortable with mere personal successes or acceptances”.

There is a saying “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”. I would like to add that evil will also triumph when the good SAY nothing.


Author Anna Sewell [March 30, 1820 to April 25, 1878] put it another way: My doctrine is this, that if we see wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”

Carry this into our home, play and work life and we will see it’s doing WHAT’S RIGHT, THE RIGHT WAY, AT THE RIGHT TIME, EVERY TIME, for each other and for this land we love.

eiffel-towerStay aware, stay secure and stay safe throughout the year.

Together we can.


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