He’s Really Kind That Bloke

He’s Really Kind That Bloke

Are you TOO Kind? I was on my walk last Friday morning, down to the sea. And the high-pitched and distinctive tone of a very small child-girl rang out – “He’s really kind that bloke”. The voice of an adult man concurred -“Yes, he is...
What’s Your Canary?

What’s Your Canary?

What’s Your Canary? What the f are you talking about John? It’s the idea of the canary in the coalmine…They used canaries in coalmines in the nineteenth century because these beautiful poor yellow birds are very sensitive to carbon monoxide.If the...
Time Passes

Time Passes

We’ve just returned from Falmouth in Cornwall, not from a holiday, but to see one of our sons, Arco, graduate. Another moving milestone in a month of moving milestones.This month, I’ve cried at the following – Our 25th wedding anniversary My Mum...
Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Back in 2002, wandering around Italy in a camper van,our one year old twin boys in the back, we were, in a rather leisurely way, looking for a bit of paradise, to park our van, to renovate a farmhouse, to welcome people to our retreat centre. When we were told there...