Monthly Archives: January 2012

Smoke Symphony

in response to synchronicity Threading their way through the narrow cobbled streets, the evening sun bouncing off stonewashed walls and catching sequins and silk that cast sparks through the shadows. Dodging cats, doors and windows suddenly opening outwards and listening

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MASC2012 – Martial Arts Summer Camp in Bude, August 2012

Preparations (i.e. Jason walked up to Upper Lynstone Caravan Park and asked if they mind having a bunch of people occasionally shouting, kicking, waving arms etc for a week in August again) are underway for MASC2012 in Bude. All details

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Its more important to be a better human being than a better martial artist

Said Master Mark after seeing my twitter page – he has just joined @elcaptainegonzo. So I asked him at training today for more information i.e I have been trying to do both for the last three years and don’t seem

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Unfolding diamonds in the dust 2

Have been thinking about this more since yesterday – its all very well saying learning could be what it already is but what does that mean in terms of education and change? An act of unfolding is an act of

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Unfolding diamonds in the dust

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Unfolding diamonds in the dust

Have moved around enough in the last ten years only to discover that however much you think you are clearing out, there is always more stuff than you think you have. The dust that has emerged is a welcome reminder

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Why are you trying to go back not just to one broken system but two?

A very good friend asked me this a couple of weeks ago. She was someone that I contacted a few years ago when first starting to try and consider what I was going to do with the rest of my

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Lady Mary Bankes and Corfe Castle

My mother and I were chatting at the weekend about Dorset and the brave lady who along with her children defended Corfe Castle during the Civil War whilst her husband was fighting elsewhere. She defended it against several attacks including

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Would you like to climb Mont Blanc in July 2012?

Mark et al climbed Kili last year, now they are off to Mont Blanc. So if you’re free in July and have the money or can raise for Save The Rhino before then, you are warmly welcomed to join in:

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Lemon Essence

For the Weekend Theme – The Hat A constant winter companion in the colder months, since unwrapping one Christmas. Not just the warmth of the fabric, or the bright yellow with green leaves that fitted neatly across her ears. A

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Sing Like A Guitar?

My brother posted this on Facebook yesterdayvia one of his friends, “For all you wannabe guitarists who can’t be bothered to practise…”

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doing patterns on top of Crow Hill

Since beginning taekwondo I have always wanted to practise patterns on top of a mountain. It wasn’t a Munro but a steep hill in Holyrood Park, whilst staying with a friend for the weekend, near Arthur’s Seat: “Arthur’s Seat is

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re-learning the piano

I decided to relearn how to play the piano for a few hours over Christmas whilst I was in my parents house. Its a piano that I also first learnt on and the feel of the keys is kind of

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Douglas Adams: Parrots, The Universe and Everything

We were talking about it all last night at taekwondo, with everyone still yet to book – Charles is running off to Dubai for a couple of months but is hoping to make and Mark is booking for several people

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Douglas Adams Party – March 11, Hammersmith Apollo

Save the Rhino are organising a Douglas Adams 60th Birthday Party in March. Some of MoleValley2Kili and related people are attending. It looks like a really fun night and there are still some seats available at back of stalls and

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Jan-March goal setting

I am currently house and job hunting which may affect goals (e.g. not growing vegetables due to moving soon – but next tenants may get some free carrots & leeks) but basing around those – have written some for Jan,

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What lies beneath the web and some babble

I tried out an edited version of what lies beneath the web with my niece and nephew yesterday evening. They have seen and navigated some youtube and facebook pages; so with some artistic licence I explained that the little people

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Happy New Year: the blog calendar is live!

Thanks to fantastic efforts from an amazing group of people over the last few days, we have just gone live at One Change A Day, some of whom have never used wordpress or written a blog before – their energy

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