Times of change

This is a time of year to rise above the dust and mist of change that obscures our higher vision

Vesper Flights

For Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights, swifts seem to her to be ‘the closest thing to aliens on Earth.’

Breaking bread

The wreckage of the table after the last guest has left. Reinforcing friendships and sharing views is so much more important than simply breaking bread together.

Twelve life truths

Author Anne Lamott, often described as ‘the people’s author’, offers these appealing life truths in her TED talk

Elusive happiness

Can we really achieve a permanent state of happiness. Should we even try?

Nunnington News September 20

We devoted this newsletter to all our farmers and growers, now in the midst of a difficult harvest

Cat comfort blanket

A sign of the approaching autumn, I wonder. Cats, you’ve just got to love them.

Harvest run

There is something about the harvest. It is what the countryside has been building up to all year.

Wicked World Syndrome

The ‘wicked world syndrome’ is where we see so much suffering and evil around us that we begin to believe, wrongly, that happiness is not possible.

Cows and geese

Agricultural diversity outside our back garden

Cat tat

Souvenirs from Lourdes highlight the contrast between the spiritual and the material, and how author Ruth Harris reconciled the two.

Back to Gepettos

Very grateful to have Gepettos open again, and to see it full on a Friday evening.

Augusta at 12

We are celebrating Gussies 12th birthday today. She is still going strong, although slowing down a little and getting a bit warty in her old age.

The Old Yard Nunnington

Great food and coffee at the Old Yard in Nunnington – just need to get their dish washer sorted.

Ethics in education

It became clear during the St Laurence Ethics Forum that strong values and good leadership were fundamental to the ethical delivery of education and the maintenance of integrity and ethical standards.

Millie McCallum

Its the faces in Millie McCallum’s animal paintings that I really love…

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Celebrate Yorkshire’s individuality and independence, its cheerfulness and wry humour and its generosity.

The Glory of the Garden

The Glory of the Garden this weekend of our ‘open gardens’ was all down to Clang

‘Alone of all her sex’

I thoroughly recommend this book. For people such as myself, trying to find a way through the puzzle of life, death and faith, this book is a huge help and a fascinating read.

Ruth Harris’s Lourdes

The story that Harris tells of Lourdes will do much to deepen our faith and understanding of why we are drawn back time and time again to this miracle.

Certificate awarded

I received confirmation from the University of Chester today that I have been awarded the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching.

Sacred Journeys: Lourdes

Bruce Feiler’s documentary follows a group of American veterans travelling to Lourdes for the international military pilgrimage.

Nunnington News July 20

Much of interest, again, in this edition, including information on the easing ion lockdown, as well as lots of stuff about country matters and the history of the village.

Nunnington News June 20

This was a fun News to produce as the village becomes closer and there is much to write about.

Nunnington News May 20

We took a slightly lighthearted view of the pandemic on the front page of this edition, feeling our readers needed a bit of a lift!

Assignments submitted!

Thank heavens for lockdown! Without a much simplified life and far fewer distractions I am not sure I would have completed these on time.

Nunnington News April 20

The newsletter came into its own this month. We were able to include updates on the Corona virus and provide details of all those willing to help.

Getting to the start line

Each year as the Great North Run gets larger and larger and I get older and older, getting to the start line on time, and in a fit enough state to run becomes more of a challenge. This is my video of how i did it in 2019.  

Nunnington News March 20

Our first newsletter! Also an exercise in transferable skills, using techniques learnt whilst creating brochures and booklets for my business.

Walking to the end of the year

Ending the year with gratitude for our wonderful Yorkshire landscape and great walking company

Welcome!

My family motto is Facta Non Verba (Deeds Not Words), a textbook Victorian pun on our family name!

I like to live up to my motto. However, I am also moved, from time to time, to reflect and to write.

Some of my words are posted here. Enjoy and feel free to comment.

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Times of change

Times of change

This is a time of year to rise above the dust and mist of change that obscures our higher vision

Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights

For Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights, swifts seem to her to be ‘the closest thing to aliens on Earth.’

Breaking bread

Breaking bread

The wreckage of the table after the last guest has left. Reinforcing friendships and sharing views is so much more important than simply breaking bread together.

Twelve life truths

Twelve life truths

Author Anne Lamott, often described as ‘the people’s author’, offers these appealing life truths in her TED talk

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