Micro adventure – Seizing The Moment

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The long summer holidays are drawing to a close and the countryside is changing, bathed in a soft, fading light and a certain still, calm, quiet lingers. Continue reading

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Weekend Read – Real Entertainment

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I fight a constant battle, in my house, prising the children away from their preferred screen based entertainment and making some attempt to let them really experience life first hand. Continue reading

Simple living – Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

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Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

Having a vegetable box delivered every week feels good in lots of ways – it’s lovely to support a small local grower,try unusual varieties that the supermarkets don’t stock, to keep food miles to a minimum and to eat produce that is truly fresh. Continue reading

Lunar Reflection – Love is Being There

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The Hive – Wolfgang Buttress

 

It’s interesting to notice that the stereotypical US military hero – he of the Top Gun aviator shades and sharp, preppy haircut, almost always has his eyes covered. Continue reading

Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives

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“Despite the well-documented effects of anger, fear, and anxiety on the ability to reason, many programs continue to ignore the need to engage the safety system of the brain before trying to promote new ways of thinking. The last things that should be cut from school schedules are chorus, physical education, recess, and anything else involving movement, play, and joyful engagement. Continue reading

Weekend Read Listen and Watch

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Tall Ship at Dusk, Freshwater Bay

It’s widely accepted that trauma in childhood may predispose towards mental health difficulties in adults, but recent research shows that the effects may be much more far reaching than previously imagined. Continue reading