Do this next time you are with the people you love the most.

Take a look at them all.

Look left.

Look right.

Then watch ‘Up’.


Carl Fredricksen’s wife Ellie died early in Pixar’s animated film, ‘Up’.

Leaving Mr. Fredricksen, a balloon salesman in his late 70s, alone.

However the movie tells us of the dreams of exploration and adventure that Mr. and Mrs. Fredricksen had in their younger years.

They wanted to travel the world.


They even made a scrapbook.

A scrapbook that imagined their journeys.

Journeys that never happened.

Because they waited too long.


In actual fact, Carl and Ellie had many lovely adventures closer to home.



Holding hands.

But they didn’t travel.


The scrapbook that Ellie left for Carl had a little message written, by her, at the back.

A message for Carl.

Watch the 3 minute film at to see what she wrote.

And in the meantime, have a think about your plans.

Your plans for adventure.

Whatever they are.

And whoever you want your adventures to be with.

But think most of all about when you are going to do them.

Because you can make that decision today.

And the day will come that you cannot.

Watch the 3 minute clip at


  1. No matter how vague your plan might seem once you have sorted your means of transport (be it a decent pair of walking boots or a flight halfway around the World) the rest will surely follow. There really is no time like the present.

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