Yorkshire field

Inspiring Yorkshire Women

She was so sad that she wept silent tears. The sort that just roll down your face and leak off your chin without you making a noise.  Tears of sheer sadness. I hope none of you ever have to weep this way.’

Juliet’s reaction to the desperate news that her beloved was dead, as described by my English teacher Mrs Burke.  A startling image that has stuck with me throughout the past 25 years.

Those of us who are lucky enough to have an instrumental tutor in our lives hold them dear.


Yorkshire countryside

Seriously, just take a break

Sometimes the best solution is to do nothing.  To bury your head in the sand for a little while. Switch it all off.

That’s what I’ve just done having taken a long weekend break skiing in the Alps with my partner and my dad.

Before I did, I let my clients know I wouldn’t be available, turned off notifications on my phone and I resisted opening my inbox all weekend.