Happiness is Egg Shaped started from my love of Rugby Union. My older brother Craig got me a t-shirt for my birthday with ‘Happiness is Egg Shaped’ on the front in the shape of a rugby ball. I loved it. My brother knows me well.
My Happiness is Egg Shaped. I played (slowly!), I coach, I support, I coach educate, I read about it, talk about it, think about it and quite often even dream about it. Since Happiness is Egg Shaped has come into being on Facebook, then Twitter and now here on the internet, I have realised that I am certainly not alone! Many others have been infected by this great game too, like me, for life!
Now Happiness is Egg Shaped is growing. There is merchandise, blogs, educational talks, after dinner speeches, Christmas Carols and all sorts of other rugby related nonsense. I love it all and feel very grateful that others seem to like it too!
I hope you enjoy your visit to the site, feel free to get in touch and hopefully at some point soon we can share some Egg Shaped Happiness!
Bruce Aitchison, 38, is currently a Teacher of Physical Education at Tynecastle High School in Edinburgh, having previously been a guidance teacher and Principal Teacher of PE at Hawick HS in the Scottish Borders, home to his hero Bill McLaren. He has been a PE teacher for 17 years and will be starting as Depute Head Teacher at Hawick HS in 2018.
Bruce is the youngest of 3 brothers and was brought up in the village of Stow in the Scottish Borders, the rugby Heartland of Scotland. Bruce attended Galashiels Academy where his love of Rugby was sparked and massively influenced by his PE teachers Rob Moffat, David Wright and Bill Noble. Chasing an Egg became the highlight of the week. Bruce toured Canada with the school rugby squad and captained the 1st XV to a Scottish Schools Cup win in 1997.
Bruce left school to study a BEd in Physical Education at Edinburgh University, playing for a season in Hamiton, Waikato for Te Rapa RFC and a Spring season in USA for the Albany Knickerbockers. Huge learning curves in both rugby and life!
Bruce has played and coached in Scotland, USA, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Bruce is a UKCC Level 3 Coach and UKCC L1 & 2 Coach Educator with the Scottish Rugby Union and was selected as 1 of 6 coaches to attend the Six Nations Coaching Conference in June 2015 where he became best friends with South African World Cup Winning coach, Jake White…
Bruce was the Head Coach of Boroughmuir Rugby when they won the BT Scottish Cup in April 2015 and is now the Head Coach at Murrayfield Wanderers, winning the East Region League and losing in the BT Shield Final in 2017. Bruce has coached in Hong Kong at Kowloon RFC and with the National U16 squad, Dundee Rugby, Watsonians and for the Cooptimist RFC, Samurai, Pigbarians, Crusaders and ProjecX Waterboys invitational teams and is well known throughout the rugby world.
Bruce loves to perform and is becoming well known on the After Dinner circuit in Scotland and also speaks in education settings on Growth Mindset to motivate and enthuse students and teachers alike. Bruce was also the Panto Dame for 3 years in school productions and received…. critical acclaim for his roles!
Bruce is an active Social Media user and has gained followers from all four corners of his Egg Shaped Planet on both Facebook and Twitter.
Bruce is married to his long suffering wife Nichola, has 2 daughters, Maisie (8) and Katy(6) and Stanley (12) his dog. Bruce loves Strictly Come Dancing and would loooooove to dance on the show!
Bruce is an enthusiastic and motivating man who still claims to be a 14 year old boy at heart!
Happiness is Egg Shaped