The Multiple Readings of David Bowie
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The Multiple Readings of David Bowie

Two years ago the incredible talented David Bowie sadly passed away, and the world lost a music genius. A few years earlier I had been fortunate enough to visit the David Bowie exhibition in the V&A museum, London. He had been heavily involved in the curation and what was presented was a unique and beautiful event. … Continue reading

Same path, different view
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Same path, different view

I started a masters in creative writing this September, something keeping a blog inspired me to do (thank you blog readers). I’ve been fortunate enough to be taught by some very established writers; the process has been both fascinating and challenging… and at times plain terrifying. Although I am a teacher, I haven’t been taught in … Continue reading

Personal narrative = Fail
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Personal narrative = Fail

I had a strange experience the other day. The sort that leaves you a little winded, breathing for air. I had applied for a head teacher position in a hospital school. Applying was ambitious but I thought that I’d do it anyway. I like taking risks; I’m passionate about hospital education and how it can … Continue reading

The smaller things in life…
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The smaller things in life…

I have a confession to make… I’m not actually a very nice person. I get irritated by the little things in life. I may appear to the world that I am in some state of zen-like calm for most of the day but the truth is, there’s always the chance that deep within me something … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Carry On…
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Keep Calm and Carry On…

I had always believed that cows were gentle creatures that minded their own business and chewed grass all day. I also believed that they were generous, providing us with milk and worthy of being worshipped if culture or need required. That’s because I’m a city girl and I am wrong. I had driven into the … Continue reading

A Life Lost, a Life Changed & a Love Found…
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A Life Lost, a Life Changed & a Love Found…

This story has not left me from the moment I read it and I feel honoured to share it on The Love & Life Project.  Thank you, Annemarie for this gift of insight and experience. I lay in my hospital bed still dazed from the anaesthetic. I sat up as best I could and looked … Continue reading

That’s MY childhood!
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That’s MY childhood!

‘We have only one weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery of the truth about the unique history of our childhoods.’ (Alice Miller) These lines really stood out to me as I started to read  The Drama of Being a Child. Two reasons I suppose, firstly I work with mentally ill children and secondly the … Continue reading

And So I cried.
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And So I cried.

Jenni wrote a piece for The Love & Life Project about the day she received  her Valentine’s Divorce. It was an honest reflection exploring the irony of her divorce. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Jenni. She had written about the tears she had only just shed. I’m sorry for your tears, my friend but release them and … Continue reading