Category Archives: Seeing differently

2019 goals: half year stock take

My mum’s birthday is exactly half way through the year.  This year we marked it by visiting the bench we had placed in her memory, with flasks and home-made shortbreads.  It was a beautiful day, and the end of a … Continue reading

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A Further Adventure in Fermentation

And now for my latest Adventure in Fermentation.  This one courtesy of our friend Richard, who was kind enough to repay my gift of kefir grains with a gift of a kombucha scoby. If ‘kombucha‘ and ‘scoby‘ are new words … Continue reading

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2019 goals: reduce single use waste – small steps!

That’s all it takes: small steps from each of us, followed by another small step, and another, and yet another.  Before you know, you’re walking then running. BUT.  I have a real problem with books and articles and websites that … Continue reading

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Sometimes good comes from bad

(An email from a friend reminded me just how long it is since I last posted here.  Oh my goodness.  I know life has been busy (and an added unseasonal and long-lasting cold didn’t help), but the gap wasn’t intended. … Continue reading

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Choose hope

Seen around and about in recent weeks.  In Bristol, Bath and Gloucester (not necessarily in that order).  Enjoy. ♥ ♥ Choose hope ♥♥♥

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Poetry and cities, in March

In these increasingly difficult times, sometimes poetry can bring us hope, or inspire us, or  express how we are feeling. We can go looking for it, but occasionally it just comes looking for us. Bristol – on the side of the … Continue reading

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Two shoes, one shoe

Once upon a time I needed to buy myself some new shoes (last autumn, to be precise).  My lymphoedema foot and leg no longer fitted into my existing shoes or boots.  I was advised to stick to sturdy lace-ups, and … Continue reading

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“This summer I went swimming…..

….. this summer I could have drowned…”* Oh this song has been going around in my head all summer long, as I’ve resumed swimming and it’s gradually become a regular part of my life.  The version I’m familiar with is … Continue reading

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100 day challenge: so what is it?

It’s actually very, very simple, and takes a commitment of just one hour of my time each day. This is what I have set myself to do: Exercise – at least 50-60 minutes of reasonably strenuous exercise every day.  A … Continue reading

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My 100 day challenge: the background

I’m a doer, not a ‘have done-er’, if that makes sense.  When confronted with a problem or a difficulty, I look for something I can do to resolve it. This 100 day challenge is my personal, individual response to the … Continue reading

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