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‘one word‘…  The idea is to have a guiding ‘word’ in your daily mind’s eye, that inspires, refocuses, grounds you… to simplify your outlook and enable your view to be clearer… to declutter, cleanse or revitalise your world view… I was recently reminded about the idea by @stepheniez via Positively Positive. (@Tanya_Marlow and @philsteer64 also mentioned the […]

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Fruit

It’s mid summer -ish and after a lot of hard work, things bear fruit. Working in a school support role, I admire, from a distance, the work that teachers and classroom staff do. They are at the sharp end (and occasionally blunt end) of education. I am told, and can see, the work is extremely […]

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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 […]

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Balance… + tea + muffins

I am here. We are here. Balance and grounding… Many of us have recently been forced to re-evaluate things. The pandemic has forced many to stop, pause, quarantine…  find our home. Recently my wife, kids and I were forced to literally ‘go home’ – after one day on the other side of the country on […]

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Airless tyres – an update…

So an update on the post in January: ‘Airless Tyres‘ Back in Feb 2011 I said ‘Never in a month of Sundays…’ but now on 2020, it’s my 10th year ‘commuting by bike’, or rather simply riding a bike to and from work daily. You can read about it here: Think again? – Feb 2011 – ‘Never […]

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Community-hope

The Coronavirus restrictions and the media storms that have accompanied them have coerced us to all become more like islands, but ‘we are involved in humanity’… Like many I guess, my mind has found itself not in a great place recently (relatively). Struggles with our responsibilities, worries for our kids, relationship insecurities, finance struggles… The […]

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Sign language

Where am I? Where are we, when the longest queue in the small-town-village is the queue for the bookies, and the popular entertainment of choice is escapist superhero mystery & myth action movies? I am thankful – I sit here in my garden, what I have right now are memories of a good holiday, a […]

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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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Seven Round Walks…

Prescription: Nature… (a 2020 update original post May 2015) In this time of isolation from ‘the world’, it seems ‘nature’ has never been more potent. If you’re are lucky enough to be able to get out and about, I sincerely hope you are able to find space to enjoy some ‘nature’. Em & I have […]