Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year (the long view)

I have been in Auburn for the past week or so, and have taken some long walks in the countryside most days. It is quiet and beautiful, with views over modest hills into the distance, big trees, early morning and … Continue reading

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Precious

Coming towards the end of the year, and amid the hurly burly of the holiday season, I want to take a few minutes to recognise precious aspects of life. Time passes so quickly, cliche though it is to say so … Continue reading

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Having a red hot go at the Carols night

The last school term of the year is often a whirlwind of community activity and a culmination of the year’s work and action. There is a constant stream of fairs, fetes, expos, end-of-year events, break-ups, Christmas shows, school concerts, graduations, office … Continue reading

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Moonwatching

Last month, November, I did a little project following the moon through its paces from New moon at the start of the month through to full (the much publicised super moon) and then through the second half of its cycle … Continue reading

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Baskets and butterflies

Today was the annual Butterfly Walk down south, walking for a nonviolent, domestic violence free community – it has featured here before (and here) – but before that I had a great afternoon with some lovely women, learning how to weave baskets … Continue reading

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