What lies between – the worlds of the Wildlife Trusts

With my growing allergy to the proliferation of 'stuff' disguised as Christmas presents, I braved some scepticism and ventured into gift membership of two Wildlife Trusts. The enthusiastic reception more than made up for my discovery that had I waited until January they could both have joined at half price. So I'm now championing their … Continue reading What lies between – the worlds of the Wildlife Trusts

What happened to the promise of the Angels? (revised)

Taken on a market stall in Spetses, July 2017 The message of joy and peace in the nativity story can ring hollow for many given the state of the world. A couple of years ago I wrote a poem addressing this. Here is a revised version: "Joy to the world!", sang the angels that night;"Peace … Continue reading What happened to the promise of the Angels? (revised)

Helping Small People handle Big Issues: Harvest Festival, Inequality and Climate Change

Apparently, despite the best efforts of Blue Peter, my children still think climate change is primarily about animals. So, I puzzled about a childrens and families activity around this year's Harvest Festival - happening as it is in the run-up to the Leaders' gathering on Climate Change in November. How do you bring home in … Continue reading Helping Small People handle Big Issues: Harvest Festival, Inequality and Climate Change

The story of Rob, Robyn and the Robin and the day the wheel stopped.

Once upon a time there was a wheel whose spinning sustained the world. Everyone and everything was connected to the wheel, and, in turn, affected how it span. People had jobs, paid taxes, built and sold companies, bought houses and cars, went on holiday and pursued hobbies. The wheel connected everyone - including three characters … Continue reading The story of Rob, Robyn and the Robin and the day the wheel stopped.