I qualified!

After a year of study, milestone assignments, case studies and over 100 hours of practice - I qualified in massage! I now have the best qualification in the UK - Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage, Physiology and Pathology from the prestigious Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.

Monday night massage here in Bristol for £45.00 an hour. I’ll carry on working full time at Common Seas, and hope to create a 1:1 model with the massage business so that when you book one you pay it forward to someone less fortunate - undecided whether this group will be refugees, vulnerable women, homeless or another local organisation.

My new website is massagewithalice.com for those wanting more information.

so you can chill like this panda

so you can chill like this panda

New beginnings

Started my new job last week with Common Seas full time in Bristol working with an amazing lady called Jo Royle. 

Jo Royle has over 15 years experience spearheading global marine programs and sailing ventures through identifying critical marine issues, aligning senior experts and engineering solutions to reduce human impact on the sea. She founded Common Seas to design out marine plastic pollution and to enable fully documented fisheries.

Jo led The Pew Charitable Trusts, Global Ocean Legacy campaign; securing the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve. A recognised ocean sailing skipper, she worked with a team to design and build the Plastiki - a 60-foot catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, which she skippered across the Pacific, drawing global media attention to plastic pollution in the ocean. As well as working Nike, Hewlett-Packard, L'Oreal and Inmarsat, her work has been featured in the BBC, National Geographic, Vogue, Time and TEDx. Jo was awarded the Geddes Environmental Medal and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Society from University College London. 

Common Seas gets out there to discover and explore challenges facing people and the sea. We spot the issues and align experts to engineer systems, products and policies that improve social and economic value, whilst creating a resilient ocean.

Photo by  Das Sasha  on  Unsplash

Photo by Das Sasha on Unsplash

Do you live in Bristol, Bath, Exeter or Birmingham?

I mentioned in an earlier post, that I got a sweet job (wahoo!) - I'm working with the small team at Good For Nothing (GFN) to help the GFN community take off. 

I am super excited about a new collaboration we have with the folks at Boston Tea Party. Part of their Making Things Better initiative is they genuinely want to have a positive impact in the communities they serve. And we are a network of individuals who are giving the gift of our creativity, talents and skills to local projects and groups in their neighbourhoods. So the two movements go hand in hand. Boston Tea Party get to directly support the act of doing good for nothing by hosting the get togethers and Good For Nothing have a hub in a city and can jam on issues and challenges in their area whilst sipping on a flat white = brilliant! 

We're launching in Bristol on the 13th June, Bath on the 14th and then Exeter on the 27th and Birmingham 29th June. If you live in one of those cities and can come to check it out and get involved it would be great to see you there. 

Bristol : June 13

Bath : June 14

Exeter : June 27  

Birmingham : June 29