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Health and Wellbeing

Silence is golden

and very good for us. In the 90s i lived in a 1930s flat for 9 years, it was a sweet little flat but 12 flats shared a central column and the sound proofing was designed before the arrival of the amplifier. There was always noise, TVs, radios, stereos and i found it impossible to […]

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personal reflections

Doing Nothing

Reflections on a year of lock-down 2020 has been a crazy year and an excellent opportunity to deeply explore a subject that has fascinated me for years, the ability of humans to do nothing or lack thereof! At various points in my life i have felt that i get too busy and yet fail to […]

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personal reflections

Hobbiting

I am spending my festive season hobbiting. This is not totally abnormal for me but i had planned to go on a solitary retreat in nature, obviously that has not happened! If you are thinking of Fasting then i would highly recommend you read Steven Harrod Buhners’s most excellent book The Transformation Power of Fasting […]

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IT

Online teaching – the new normal

Just finished another weekend long WordPress course for Hillcroft and i really like this move to online. It am not forced to cycle, and i miss not only the exercise but also the outdoor time, but it does mean i have more home time and during the breaks i can get stuff done here. It […]

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Crafts Masks

Mask Notes

I am making these reusable washable face coverings for a donation to The Mayhew charity. You can make your donation directly online via their website. Washing:- the nose wire is not secured so please be careful. Ideally remove the nose wire if you are using a washing machine. Filter pocket:- there is a pocket in […]

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Crafts Masks

Fabrics for Masks

I have had so much fun making masks from the amazing collection of fabric left by my Mother from her patchwork hobby. So far i have been picking the fabric but i thought it would be nice to left folks choose and as we are social distancing i am putting the fabric selection online.

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Crafts Masks

Lockdown Sewing

What a strange time this has been, early on i got involved with For the Love of Scrubs as well as making masks. I made three sets with fabric kindly donated in return for some face masks and they all went off to Lewisham Hospital. It seemed like the perfect time get out my sewing […]

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IT

WCEU-2020

Loving how this world wide situation is generating such creativity, thank you to the amazing team for WordCamp Europe 2020. I especially love the sticker this year, 2020 has been the year of the PJs so far 💖️

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Inspirational quotes

Words of Wisdom 1

This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you. If they repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with […]

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Health and Wellbeing

Growing your own food

I love my allotment, there is something very special about the experience of eating food you grew yourself. If you have a garden or even a patio now might be a great time to have a think about growing your own food. If you pick wisely you can get a surprisingly large crop from a […]