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Consider the birds of the air?

Yes, I’m occasionally guilty of unhealthy attitude, impaired perspective and disappointing reaction, aren’t we all? Consider the person in front and the one behind? Reconsidering one’s perspective can be a slow process. Perception can be blurred and clarity can be lost for a while. Perhaps that’s why sometimes it might be hard, seem not possible, or even not an […]

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Silk Worms – Bombyx mori, the silkworm of the mulberry tree.

In late May we took delivery of some silkworm eggs. The silkworm eggs like last years caterpillars, came from Insect Lore. You may recall the Painted Lady butterflies that we nurtured last year. Well it’s been 8 weeks and a slow process but at last we have ‘Silky’ the silk moth! We have watched the pepper like eggs […]

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Coffee!

And so, coffee has been my drug of choice since January. I don’t smoke, I drink alcohol minimally, my prime-vices are cheese and coffee. Dipping my toe into the shallow end of the coffee pool, in January I started using a DeLonghi Icona ECO310 Espresso Machine. The once (occasionally twice) daily hit seemed to work well […]

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Some Small Flying Things…

Small Flying Things…, a set on Flickr. Saw the Small Blue in the garden tonight but the Damsels… ? Any experts? (Cossington Meadows, Leics)

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Other people’s shoes…

Reflecting on the ordinary amongst the extraordinary… The Methodist Church have asked each District to make a prayer symbol to help people to support the Olympics, Paralympics & Cultural Olympiad in prayer. Rachel Parkinson (of Leicester North Circuit) and her team approached me with the engaging idea: “Put yourself in their shoes…” “Put yourself in […]

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Well… & Good…

  “I trust all’s well and good…” It’s a phrase I use frequently. But thought I’d muse on it’s value. It’s not a question, although it’s said with a questioning tone. It’s an assumption that, at route, there is the essence of “wellness” and a trace of “goodness”. I guess the reason for saying the […]

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“more than the heart, the bowel, the knee joint… …more than flesh and blood…” ?

"more than the heart, the bowel, the knee joint… …more than flesh and blood…" ? I’ve recently finished reading: "April Fool’s Day" by Bryce Courtenay. He’s been a favourite author of mine since reading "The Power of One" in my 20s. "April Fool’s Day" is an altogether different read; a true and rich account that […]

A period of transition…

(Started April 2011 – see below) Update December 2016 Not such an easy task…    (an update on a previous post) I posted recently that after more than 5 years on reduced rigging, I am now again finally trying a fuller set of sails. For more than 5 years Citalopram has helped take the winds […]

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What if Immanuel? Ordinary people, ordinary place, extraordinary story

(There’s a new 2020 post click here with a free to download do-it-yourself template!) 2011 – I’ve produced some artwork recently for a project portraying people from a local village in Leicestershire and relating them to characters in ‘The Christmas Story’. The local church identified 9 nativity characters and 9 corresponding pictures of people from […]

Not much room…

I‘ve taken my foot off the gas recently – Imagination at dis-ease; as others are familiar, occasionally ‘stuff’ causes one’s picture of reality to confuse, fail and break-up. I am reminded that paradigms power one’s perception, and perceptions power emotions. When the mind needs to create, see and feel ‘more’, the picture can blur and […]