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The Gathering Fields

This week and next, I am on a self-imposed retreat from normal life (and the internet) in order to get on with my much neglected writing projects. The view and the sounds from my temporary desk at the Gathering Fields are … Continue reading

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Boots on the Ground

Yesterday I had the privilege of being able to take part in the anti-fracking demonstration at Preston New Road in Lancashire as part of a month of rolling protest organised by the Reclaim the Power group. I have no pictures … Continue reading

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Robotherapy

We have been hearing for a while how technology is going to take jobs and a recent piece I read somewhere predicted that most of the jobs due to disappear are the ‘middle skill’ jobs and that they would be … Continue reading

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‘Publish and be damned’*

The Social Media Expert and I have been to the 5th Annual Self Publishing Conference this last weekend… Organised by Matador, it was a well marshalled and slickly run event, but frustrating in that there were more sessions than we could … Continue reading

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Receiving Darshan

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda Last week, I was gifted the opportunity to receive darshan from Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, a new experience for me, unexpected, as I have recently expressed my reservations about the spiritual integrity of  called modern ‘masters’ and I … Continue reading

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Useful sites about trees

A guide to tree preservation procedures https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244528/2127793.pdf Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-preservation-orders-and-trees-in-conservation-areas Campaign in your community http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/in-your-community/ Becoming a Community Guardian in Greater Manchester http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/download/5210/community_guardians-essential_documents Heritage Trees http://heritagetrees.org.uk/ The Tree Register – with a unique database of … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Listening?

Is anybody listening? We cannot go back and fix the planet 100 months have been and gone It’s only getting worse More smog More rain More drought More wind Is there anybody listening? Less bees Less trees Less soil Less … Continue reading

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