Entries by Ruth Lloyd-Williams


I grew up in a Christian family. My parents were married in church, which was the way it was done. We attended church for baptisms, weddings, Christmas and sometimes random Sundays. As children we did not go to funerals. We were all christened. We said our prayers at night…although for […]

New Beginnings and Resolutions

Go to the gym and get healthy. Eat less chocolate. Two New Year’s Resolutions that I regularly made and broke within weeks of a new year beginning. I know of people who do ‘dry January’ and are gagging for alcohol by week two. What is it with stupid resolutions that […]


Celebrations. Often misunderstood. Often lost in translation. Cross cultural boundaries and yet often, not really. How do you celebrate? What traditions do you have? Christmas approaches. Thanksgiving has just gone. Today is my nephew’s birthday. Bonfire night. All Hallows’ Eve Dia de los muertos Diwali Armistice Day of enlightenment Tis […]


I squatted down to rest my bum on a 20cm-high wooden stool: my legs bent, with my bare feet resting on the over-swept dirt floor of the mud-walled compound.  The women and children had all retreated into the round mud-houses to sleep after an evening of shelling groundnuts.  Lenny, however, […]

Now you’re talking!

You’re so much more than your business card – introduce yourself with impact You’re in one of those meetings where everyone is going around the table introducing themselves. It might be an all-the-rage networking meeting, a business meeting with some external participants or even an internal meeting. Meetings have increased […]

Hello – This is Me

After over 12 years of running Network She, I thought it was about time I introduced myself Hi, I am Ruth, Ruth Lloyd-Williams, founder of Network. This is me with my daughter Rhian who has been the inspiration behind Network She since its launch in September 2007 Having never had […]


I didn’t become a Christian until I was 21. If asked my family would have claimed to be Christian, but my familiarity with having a faith growing up was limited to Midnight mass at Christmas, Funerals, Marriages and Christenings. My knowledge of the bible was linked to the Christmas nativity […]

What is a tradition?

Tradition by definition is the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. A story that has come down to us by popular tradition. (dictionary definition) So when does a habit become a tradition? How many times […]