I was debating some issues with a friend recently, which was interesting as we both tend to view things from a variety of directions. We were going around in circles, examining things first from this perspective, then from that. ‘We’re a couple of 50p pieces’ she said. What she meant was that rather than being … Continue reading How is Brexit like a 50p piece?
Last Saturday, I was privileged to hear from two dedicated individuals who are working to end homelessness in the UK - Jon Sparkes, CEO of Crisis and Steve Ellis, CEO of Cornish charity St Petrocs. I was struck at how, in the 21st Century, with all the benefits of social media, education and awareness, there … Continue reading Can we work together to end homelessness?
In my dreams, I am living on a small holding with some chickens, maybe a pig and space to grow lots of vegetables. My evenings are spent concocting delicious meals with the fresh produce and running up some gorgeous upcycled clothes that make me look a million dollars! In reality, my tomato plants wither and … Continue reading Dreams of a simpler life!
Easter has always been my favourite time of year. I am not particularly religious, and although I love chocolate, it’s not the prospect of gorging myself on eggs all day! For me, Easter heralds the start of spring, new life and new beginning. The 4 day weekend is the perfect opportunity to catch up with … Continue reading There’s more to Easter than eggs and religion!
Last week I was inundated with communications about Black Friday which left me feeling not just cold but frozen. Not only do I not want to be thinking about Christmas whilst it is still November, just the thought of all that consumerism brought me out in a cold sweat. I am not anti-Christmas, far from … Continue reading Did Black Friday leave you feeling blue?
We are well into the ‘Conference Season’ now with our news full of the latest political debates and startling new initiatives. I have to admit, I find it all a bit boring – the same old stuff spouted which the cynic in me feels is a soundbite without substance. What really irritates me though is … Continue reading Shining more brightly together