Water-play, learning, anticipation & joy

These past couple of weeks have gone by in a bit of a blur. The kids have both had colds, and I has been teething again, so sleep has evaded us. G has been asserting herself in quite loud and demanding ways of late, as per being two and three quarters in age, she has…

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Generosity = Creativity = Life

Creativity and artistry require generosity, and generosity always costs you something. “I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work…

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Play yourself into the reality of your dreams

Creativity is one of those things we often get into a bit of a muddle about. We assume that there are ‘those creative people’ who can paint, sing, dance, act, sew, write music and novels or design, decorate and throw amazing themed parties as creative, but somehow neglect to place ourselves in that category. “Oh,…

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Things to lift your spirits – part 2.

Hot baths, mud-larking with my kids, the smell of a new book, a homemade card, a tidy re-shuffled room, clear days, a glass of red wine, hearing you tell me you love me, receiving a hand-written letter, that moment when understanding clicks. Playing board games with friends, roast dinner, early nights, seeing a friend’s first…

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New year, new approach.

“Then the lion said — but I don’t know if it spoke — You will have to let me undress you. I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it. “The very first…

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I Dare You

Get out of your house- Breathe in the scent, as the Sun sinks lower, Each day a few minutes sooner. Savour the sights and sounds Before they go into hibernation, Before winter sets in. Have a bonfire, Kick some leaves- Play. Don’t say “I’m too old/too cold/too grown-up” Don’t wind up missing it. No way…

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