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National Composting Day – 29th May

There is an old boy called Dave Who’s built a perfect enclave To compost the scraps And cuttings perhaps A flawlessly green brainwave (Limerick) Inspired by National Composting Day

Being Thankful

I have joined a group of people on WhatsApp who are going through Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance Challenge.  Today is Day 19 – Living Love Today’s thoughts – […]

For Gavin

I have joined a group of people on WhatsApp who are going through Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance Challenge.  Today is Day 15 – Living synchrodestiny Today’s thoughts – […]

Pure Consciousness

I have joined a group of people on WhatsApp who are going through Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance Challenge.  Today is Day 4.  Pure Consciousness   Today’s thought –  We […]

The Influencers

I have joined a group of people on WhatsApp who are going through Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance Challenge.  Today is Day 1. Today’s thoughts List at least 50 […]

Peace and the invisible friend!

My dear old Dad has just gone back into hospital with ongoing respiratory problems, he is 99, and his kidneys no longer function very well which means the doctors are […]

With Thanks! (Discover Prompts #29 – Lists)

I’m a bit stymied with this prompt, having written two posts about lists already during the Discover Prompts challenge; MUSIC, NOTES .  These have been the two most viewed posts throughout […]

Aholic (Discover Prompts #23 – NOTE)

-aholic – denoting a person addicted to something. I am a self-confessed, note-aholic, and what’s more a list-aholic too.  Shoot!  that’s two serious confessions in one Blog post. I write […]

Irony (Discover Prompts #1 – JOKE)

Irony, used gently conveys amused mockery, jokes or banter.  It is the back bone of spoofs and has a notorious role in the British sense of humour.  Having done some […]

By The Grace of … the NHS

I have been diagnosed as a type one diabetic since I was 18, that is not quite, but almost 40 years ago. The NHS staff has not only saved my […]

The Virtual Handshake?

The Corona Virus has got us all paranoid.  We, from the West, are so used to the shaking of hands and more recently the kissing on each cheek (blame the […]

The Water Boatman’s Willy

The things you learn, listening to podcasts on a Sunday morning. The Blue Whale the largest mammal is the loudest creature on earth, no great surprise there. But this little […]

Battle of the Sexes

Introduction “Laura has been fascinated by the study of communications or rather miscommunications, since 2007, when she picked up a copy of John Gray’s book entitled Men are from Mars, […]

Sowing Seeds for Impromptu Speaking

The level three Pathways ‘Active Listening’ project asks the Table Topics Master to really ‘listen’ to the table topic responses.  Then to make an appropriate comment on the talk as […]

Distinguished Toastmasters Indeed!

In April 2008, 7.15pm for a strict 7.30 kick off, Steve Graham, Jan Thorpe with much bugging and instance from yours truly, Casterbridge Speakers was launched.  That day, I started […]

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles, pop group of the 1960s swooned …. “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright.  I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes […]