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Fat Quarters and Walking Feet

Fat Quarters and Walking Feet

I have embraced my new hobby Well, resurrected an old one really.  And fat quarters and walking feet do not, in this instance, refer to the author 😉 As I entered my second year of not regularly going into school to teach music, I had a whimsical moment.  One that...

Set your light forward – 3. Exploration and Surprises

Despite sneaking in a little blog about blackberries, I did mean what I said about not writing another blog in this series until I had made an appointment with the funeral directors to discuss setting up a pre-paid plan.  All the intentions were right but, as I...

Observations on harvesting blackberries

      I promised that I wouldn’t write another blog  until after arranging a certain appointment, but thought that perhaps I would permit myself these gentle observations.  The blackberry (or bramble) crop is incredibly plentiful and forgiving this year; forgiving...

Set your light forward: 2. Stopped in my tracks

Forgive my silence over recent weeks.  My plan is to continue with my preparations for a really full “life on the back nine” (a golfing analogy), but for a while I was stopped in my tracks.   I was suddenly aware of a large number of friends who were either recently...

Set your light forward – 1. Action planning

I have been challenged this week about translating ideas into action.  If you are anything like me, you are an ideas person, but without the internal infrastructure or confidence always to translate these ideas into meaningful action. Today I was going to give you a...

Set your light forward – Poem – The Kite

  The Kite I liken my life to that of a kite – the one that’s constructed, that is, not the avian kind.   As the years progress, the kite string slowly extends;  the kite survives, through both storm and fine weather.   Sometimes the string is taut and...