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Perhaps it’s about feeling?

Along with thousands of others, over the isolation period, we took a weekly dose of Grayson Perry’s Art Club on Channel 4.  Thanks, Grayson and Philipa, it’s been a very welcome tonic. It was a little bit silly, it was a little bit odd… It was the last episode this week. Art is about mixing […]

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Stories…

I’ve been making a list of the stories I have read over recent years. I am not a big reader, but enjoy the random process of discovering new characters and encounters. Why do we read fiction? I have written plenty about the benefits of reading for pleasure. But, I wonder, where does all that data […]

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Grounded

We were closer to the ground back then…

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5,4,3,2,1…

Breathing and grounding exercise…

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Joyous Delight…

An indescribable hopeful brightness, an energy made visible…

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Listen?

After the show, after the huge imaginative fantasy, when the angels depart…

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Approaching a reader

A good few years back, I created a poster ‘Reading, when is it safe to approach?‘. I thought it was time for a revamp and so here we are… Approaching a reader… when is it safe? Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure […]

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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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Signs of hope, love, and… resilience?

Still seeking signs of hope, love, and… (perhaps the word of the year) resilience? It’s a difficult time – for some it’s almost impossible, for others it’s unimaginable, for many it’s just cancellations, restrictions, and extreme limitations… life on pause? However, the recent newsletter from the kids’ school was packed with great ideas, enthusiasm and […]

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Delights Innumerable

We wish you innumerable delights and best hopes for 2021… Back in October, after another Government imposed stint of self-isolation, I shared a random compilation of images from my Instagram feed – minus the inevitable shots of pets, food & drink of course. I very often find the vibrancy and intensity of the world around me […]