Back to work – but thinking

It has been an absolute pleasure to enjoy a true weekend “off”.

By the time I did get back to Cornwall on Friday evening, last week’s weather and travel had taken their toll and, in spite of my best intentions, there was no way I could face my home office over the last 2 days.

Instead – rest and recreation were the order of play. I don’t know about you but, the older I get, the simpler the pleasures become:

  • two good nights sleep
  • some lovely home cooking
  • a walk around Falmouth town on Saturday and along the beach on Sunday
  • reading (I’m getting into Stephen King’s latest novel “Under the Dome”)
  • watching a little bit of TV (notably Heroes Season 4 on Saturday night)
  • some very good conversation with Annie about our lives together and our plans for next 90 days (a busy time) – and with one of my 5 kids

This coming week presents some challenges:

  • the sheer volume of projects I am involved in at the moment
  • the day to day work and
  • the travel

I’m supposed to be up in London on Tuesday/Wednesday, the South East on Thursday and Surrey on Friday.

Overnight here in Cornwall there has been a thaw – the roads are clear.

But the forecast is for snow tonight and I’m concerned that Bodmin and Dartmoor may be impassable – well, for my car anyway.

There will be some short-term planning necessary.

Today I luxuriate in a day at my desk – the first this year – and a chance to create the special issue of the ezine I promised on how to deal with The Snow Crisis.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.