Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Changing climate?

‘Blackberry week’ this year begins on October 28—that’s the starting date of the schools’ half term holiday in our part of north east England. I guess when it was first given that name it was because it roughly coincided with … Continue reading

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Powerful Words

There’s so much anger and hate around at the moment that five minutes on line can leave you feeling limp with despair. All those fierce words, the complete lack of any understanding between people holding differing views, even sometimes on … Continue reading

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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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A Departure

I don’t usually do very personal pieces on my blog. But just this once, I’m going to do so. My Mum died two weeks ago, in her 101st year. Until November she’d been living independently at home, without carers, apart … Continue reading

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Kynren

Spectacular is not the word—or rather it has to be, because there’s no other word that comes near to describing the Kynren project. Amazing? Dazzling? Breathtaking…? Insane—? For who in their right mind would think of setting up a series … Continue reading

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Referendum reflections

‘We can’t decide how to vote, me and my friends,’ said a woman in Durham last Tuesday. ‘We’re going to toss a coin.’ The most important decision about Britain’s future in decades, to be decided by the toss of a … Continue reading

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Not so very long ago…

I had a shock yesterday. Circumstances have forced me to tidy my study (well, when the heating engineer needs to run pipes under your built-in desk unit, that has to be a sign doesn’t it?). In a long-forgotten corner, I … Continue reading

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