Tag Archives: growing

Planning (and using) my time

Oh my goodness.  Where did October go?  and most of November?  The weeks have slipped past in a blur. But now I’m back (again), and this time I hope to manage to stay on top of things a bit better. … Continue reading

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Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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The allotment: autumn, winter, and into spring!

My goodness, I had no idea it was so long since I last wrote an allotment post (October last year, I see). In part that reflects that not much was happening there, but in fact there was a lot of … Continue reading

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‘Whatever next?’ – March 2017 update

1. LISTEN Contrasting things this month – a small personal story; and two examples of inspiring courage from terrible personal tragedy. First the small personal story.  No details because they’re not mine to tell, but I think the lesson I … Continue reading

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Whatever next?

Like many, I’ve been pondering what if anything I personally can do to counter the growing sense of powerlessness in an increasingly challenging domestic and world political context. That’s not an easy thing to do, in the face of so … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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‘It’s coming through a hole in the air…..’

Last year when I was in Birmingham staying at the Quaker retreat centre I took part in their evening Epilogue meetings.   I mentioned it in passing when I wrote about it here. One evening we watched a YouTube video … Continue reading

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The allotment: August and September

This summer was different from previous years.  We were away such a lot, and despite no longer working, somehow I seemed to have far less time than usual to spend on the allotment. But it was a good way to … Continue reading

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June and July: the allotment update

There seems to be a bit of a pattern emerging here doesn’t there.  That is, not keeping up with the posts.  And it’s not just the posts I’ve fallen behind with – some parts of the allotment have been lacking … Continue reading

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