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Spring back

Last spring (2020) I took a lot of photos of nature in our garden and on walks. So we thought we’d celebrate this spring by sending a quick printed* message to some friends – A celebration of spring and all that this time of year freely gives us. #print* Alongside the sickness that the media […]

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Spring Clean…

A few hours to spare and the grass has had it’s first cut of the year, a few if the kids breakages have been fixed, AND the bike has finally had a well overdue spring clean. The typical commute picks up so much crud, if it’s wet ground you pick up mud and wet dirt and if […]

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Before a spring springs…. ‘lent’

Before a spring springs… I had an interesting experience attempting to ruminate and reflect during a twenty day period of ‘Advent’ last year. I am not ‘religious’ in the common sense but do believe that a certain re-consideration of structures, routines and discipline to our habits and attitudes might be illuminating. A certain method in […]

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Give your heart…

After last month’s postcard project, a good friend approached me to create another postcard as a culmination of their community project in Wolverhampton. Residents of a couple of streets in Wolverhampton were invited to add a heart to a frame set out in the street, to say “thank you” to everyone who’s work and contribution […]

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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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Morning…

A friend asked me to think about an image for sharing, that evokes hope, life, renewal…? At this time when constructs and assumptions we have relied on and perhaps taken for granted, what gives us hope? I asked a few people, and a common response seemed to be nature and the beauty of creation. “Nature; […]

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Is all well?

Amongst the raw anguish and alarm, Spring is here. It’s impossible to say anything that makes much sense of current events.We hear again this week of friends that have passed away. We hear this week of friends in desperate fear. We hear of all kinds of injustice and raw dejection.   But, away from the noise, […]

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Anchors and straining cables?

What if… ? It all depends on ‘what the jet stream does’ says Tomasz Schaf. What all depends? Our attitude to what might be… Our reaction to what might be… We recently enjoyed a week in the sunshine; cream teas, ice cream, climbing hills, paddling streams, sandy beaches, steam trains, and barbecue evenings… View this […]

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Flowering… Giving up Lent?

Who can miss the blossom? I wonder do we all notice it? I think we do. Even the most hardened amongst us sense the growth outside at (almost) Springtime. You may have noticed that my bike commute pictures have recently taken second place, as my mind has been occupied with learning lines (more on that […]

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Let them make cake.

Cake, in a post-cake world. This year I have found the emotional narratives of spring and specifically the Easter festival specifically vibrant. Like when you can’t see properly ‘cause of bright shiny stuff. Even when you spend years meandering with deconstruction, experimental creative thinking, and the post-postmodern full-emptiness of current enlightenments, our past colours our […]