Category Archives: General

Musing on Beauty

When I was in the Sinai desert a few weeks ago there was plenty of time for reflection.  Here are some of my thoughts written as part poem, part prose. Beauty Why is there beauty in the world? What is … Continue reading

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Christmas Present Madness

A friend recently posted on Facebook: “I really, really want to support local traders and craftsmen this Christmas. It would be so much easier to do so if they didn’t sell such tacky, useless and – most disappointingly – artless … Continue reading

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Courage to make a difference

In a recent blog, I mentioned three women who inspired me, Poly Higgins, Clare Dakin and Scilla Elworthy. However they are not the only women who have given me a longing to make a difference to the world. Jay Griffiths … Continue reading

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Nature as Inspiration

This week I went to the Natural History Museum with my daughter to see the Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. There were hundreds of the most extraordinary photographs of animals, birds, insects, mountains, flowers – in fact almost … Continue reading

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Be inspired!

Yesterday I was googling information about a speaker for the forthcoming Resurgence Readers Weekend conference due to be held at Green and Away this summer, and it started me thinking about people who inspire me. The speaker I was looking … Continue reading

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Only two weeks until Christmas!

Well no snow yet, unfortunately, as I like snow at this time of year.  Hopefully there will be some before Christmas. W0rk continues to be an interesting mix.  On Friday I had an enjoyable visit to the University of Portsmouth … Continue reading

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