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The Pandemic and lockdowns have led more of us to appreciate our gardens, our connection to nature and the world around us. It seemed that when the traffic stopped and humanity was, largely, confined indoors the birds and other animals came out to play. …


We are all affected by the changing season which is why many of us to mark the seasonal cycle including the Spring and Autumn Equinox (when the length of the day is exactly equal to the night). It is really interesting when this seasonal cycle relates to the digital clock…


I am loving “Anne Boleyn”, Channel 5’s “three-part intimate psychological thriller, told from a new perspective — hers.” I am also enjoying “Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics”, a radio 4 programme which takes a fresh look at the ancient world, creating stand-up routines about figures from ancient Greece…


The words “tears and Smiles walk side by side” really resonated. They were said by the Duchess of Kent, in an interview, that was shown on Channel 5. They resonated, on so many different levels, largely because of the Pandemic and the impact it has had on all our lives.


This is basically a rant against food waste particularly when so many live with food insecurity. “Ending food insecurity is a huge challenge with important health and social consequences that need to be urgently addressed” so it is outrageous when someone throws away a whole loaf of bread or a…


I find it difficult when someone throws in a casual reference to an history that supports and underlines a view that, I think, needs challenging. The other days it was Monty Don’s saying that “in 1689 William and Mary were invited to take over the English Crown from Mary’s father…


Apparently random thoughts are constantly rolling around in my heads and then there are times when we get focussed or obsessed with something. I understand that this phenomenon is not unique to me! …


At a Naked Frank Theatre creative writing workshop, we were asked to write two things. It definitely made us reflect so decided to share my thoughts.

We have all been commemorating the anniversary of the first UK lockdown so:

Write a list of 10 things you have done/learnt about yourself…


In the Cambridge dictionary the word invitation is defined as a noun that is the act of inviting someone to go to an event; an action that causes, or encourages something to happen or an occasion when someone is formally asked to do something. Innocuous enough but it did upset…


I was told, recently, that I am not very good at expressing my emotions. Not sure what that means but, let me be quite clear, I get quite angry with discrimination and injustice. I would not want anyone to be unfairly disadvantaged or abused. I get quite upset when someone…

Q Khan

Trainer, educator, well being facilitator …

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