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Spring clean your mind

In the UK we have had all the storms, rain and floods. Hopefully we will by-pass the snow? As I walk in the garden I hear the birds starting to sing, the flower buds starting to open and the warm sun pushing its way through the cloudless blue sky. Does this mean spring is almost here?

Retreat and Review

Holidays are a good time in the year to retreat away from normal busy work and home life. A time to relax the body and mind. You should use this opportunity to reflect and plan your near term dreams and goals.

Watch this video - Annie Lennox - Universal Child

This Annie Lennox song Universal Child is my favourite song at the moment. Lovely lyrics which reminds me of my visit to Beautifal Gate childrens care home in Lesotho earlier this year.

Watch the video and read the lyrics - every child has the

How to Keep Young

I don't always read emails with attachments, but I received one from a good friend in Canada that caught my eye.  You might have seen it already, it is titled Reflections and talks through the ages of life and tips on how to keep you.

Four tips that caught my eye are:

  • keep cheerful friends
  • keep learning
  • enjoy simple things
  • surround yourself with what you love

These are so true in my life.  What are your tips to keep young?

Prince Harry in Lesotho, a place I love

I read with interest of Prince Harry’s visit this week to see victims of poverty and HIV at Sentebale, a charity he founded to support Lesotho's orphans and vulnerable children. This ITN documentary tell's about his work.

No Fitness Tests Please (for me)

I am glad I am not at school.... Would hate to be forced to have fitness tests like reported in the BBC news article Call for child fitness tests in schools.

Pickle Jar

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I love this story about the pickle jar......

The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents' bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar.

As a small boy I was always fascinated at the sounds the coins made as they were dropped into the jar. They landed with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty.Then the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was filled.

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