Monthly Archives: December 2011

WHY I LIKE BLOGGING

I like writing a blog for a variety of reasons: 1.  I can write about whatever I like without any editorial interference 2.  I get plenty of feedback 3.  I have a mentor to whom I can turn when I … Continue reading

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WHY I LIKE BLOGGING

I like writing a blog for a variety of reasons: 1.

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Family Christmas in Birmingham

I have been very fortunate to be able to spend four days over Christmas with my immediate family of nine in one house in King’s Heath in Birmingham, a large house because it is one of the chepaest streets in … Continue reading

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Christmas poem

This poem was written nine years ago,following the birth of our younger son, Joel, but I think it still has some relevance today. The world has been saved by a tiny child: Tiny children continue to save us. Tiny children … Continue reading

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God’s guidance

One of my favourite Shakespeare quotations is this: ‘There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will’; it comes from Act V. scene 2 of Hamlet.  For me this one sentence does away with all the centuries … Continue reading

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keeping warm

I find it very difficult these days to keep warm. It is partly because I had a heart virus a while back and I was told that one of the side-effects was that one resisted the cold less effectively. Accordingly … Continue reading

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Controlling arthritis

Twenty years ago I was diagnosed as having severe arthritis in my knees and hips. A friend of mine, Andrew Jones, who was an Australian vegan, recommended a simple diet which I have more or less kept to ever since. … Continue reading

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