Tag Archives: Reading

Five (good) things on Friday

I’ve seen this theme all over the place, and thought I’d have a play with it today.  Let’s see how it goes.  I may even do it again…. I am making pleasing progress through my (long!) list of backlog jobs … Continue reading

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Learning new stuff

You’re never too old to learn something new.  And don’t I know it! In the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go to some really inspiring workshops and classes.  And like many things in life, … Continue reading

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A Poison Tree, by William Blake

Such a seemingly simple poem, but one with such a powerful message.  I remember reading it at school, along with all the other poems that make up William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and even then (O levels) … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: urban cycling the gentle way – building the Happy City

Here’s another version of my vision of how I’d like my home city to be. Ferrara, northern Italy.  Photos taken (by Malcolm) one afternoon in the summer, about 4 years ago.  The photos below are from a series he took within 5 … Continue reading

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Picking up where I left off – the walk: River Thames walk Day 1

It’s a while since I arrived in Reading at the end of the first half of my walk from Bath to Greenwich.  Life has been busy, so it’s been hard to find a clear day for walking.  But last week … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 5

So – week 5, just two days left of April and the end of this challenge. Day 1 I can’t resist renewing my acquaintance with two more old friends this week.  Both poems from my early childhood, good memories from … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 4

I find it interesting how, when we start to do something like this, it opens our eyes to things we might not otherwise have noticed.  It’s been like that with me and poetry.  Maybe there’s another ‘seeing differently’ post in … Continue reading

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