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Rejection and Acceptance

Ed and I were looking at Theresa May and the way that she has been getting hammered by her party in the Brexit fiasco. As her bill was defeated by over 200 votes Ed was wondering how it must feel to deal with that level of rejection by your peers. That got us thinking about […]

Things to be happy about

This week, as we are into the New Year, Ed and I decided to focus on the positive. The ‘Wired’ article, ‘It’s not all bad! 18 things that made the world a better place in 2018’, got us thinking. Environment We have all the bad news about pollution and the human ability to destroy the […]

New Year 2019

I want to base this blog around a message on Instagram from Cheryl Rawlings who is an illustrator and calligrapher. Her suggestion is that for 2019 you do not plan those definitive things that will only let you down or perhaps feeling like you have not made it or that you have failed! Cheryl has […]

Well, you have just got to laugh!

I was working with someone this week who told me that we should do a podcast on humour…”for Gods sake why is everyone so miserable?” There is a time in the madness of the world when I guess all that you can do is laugh. At this time it can be easy to feel that […]

How to Make the Most of Christmas

What does Christmas mean to you? It’s the most wonderful time of the year… …or so the song says. Sadly this is not true for everyone. Happy time Is it that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus for you? Is it that you recognise the winter solstice and acknowledge the end of the darkness and […]

Music as therapy

In the podcast this week Ed and I got talking about the power of music and amazing effect that it can have on us and on all other living beings including plants. That got me thinking about my own musical life and my own studies of guitar, cello and Sitar and the work that we […]

Volunteering

How often do we do things for other people for nothing? Giving our time doesn’t cost anything and yet we can find it so easy to avoid getting involved, getting our hands dirty or having an effect on the problems that exist all around us. In times gone by, in the founding of the British […]

Change

Change is like time, our experience of it depends on the point from which we view it. We could say that the only thing that we can be certain of in life is that all things change, that nothing ever stays the same. We could say that one of our biggest problems is that we have […]

Floods and Fire

This blog and podcast follow on from the last one. Kindness, love and compassion for creation might just be what is in contention at the moment. Are the global disasters of flood and drought a product of global warming or just simply the natural rhythms and flows of global weather patterns? A reality check Today […]

Looking after each other

The 13th November was national kindness day. While I completely agree with they need for us all to be kinder to each other I am always surprised that we might need an annual day to remind us to do it. Surely in a well balanced society we would do this as naturally as breathing. It […]