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My weekend with St Brigid

We’ve just passed Imbolc – the mid point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. We’ve survived the darkest quarter of the year and the first sniffings of Spring are…
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Winter Solstice – the stitch that is yours to sew

Today is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. From tomorrow onwards, the days will be imperceptibly longer as we start the journey…
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Who’s got your back?

I'm so proud of my Auntie Mary - she was a woman ahead of her time. During the war she worked on the Enigma Code - transcribing the German U-Boat transmissions which…
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Autumn Equinox – and what I learnt from standup comedy

I’ve always loved autumn – that feeling of settling and clarity after the  striving of spring and the muzziness of summer. I still get that “back to school” feeling of a new academic…
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From Canary Wharf to Composting Loos

We’ve just passed the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year. I spent it camping in the woods in East Anglia with a network of change makers and…
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Stepping into the light

Happy Beltane! If you're a regular reader you'll know I follow the Celtic calendar - which is a powerful template for creativity and innovation. Beltane - or May Day -…
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Springing forth

Happy Spring Equinox!  This is the day when the light and dark are of equal length, and from tomorrow onwards, the days are increasingly longer than the nights. We’re moving…
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Tending your spark

Happy St Brigid's Day. If you're thinking "What can a 5th century Catholic saint teach me about the modern world?" bear with me while I explain… Brigid is commemorated on…
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The Light in the Darkness

So, another year has scampered by - and what a crazy year it's been. On this Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year (and the Celtic precursor to Christmas)…
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