Monthly Archives: October 2015

Flowers

Flowers are one of my favourite things in nature. They grow just about anywhere on just about anything. In some deserts you find them growing on cacti and in rainforests there are many brightly coloured flowers. In rainy England many … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Ancien Regime

This is the third post which suggests that the Ancien Regime may be the cause of the French Revolution The Ancien Regime which is French for ‘Old Order’ was a phrase coined during the French Revolution. It refers to the … Continue reading

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Sitting in the Grass

In my early days at school, some of the time we had for sport was spent sitting on the ground listening to the teacher with one ear and fiddling with one hand pulling up different grasses. I learnt some stuff about … Continue reading

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A Time For . . .

“There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)) This is how chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes starts. The passage then talks about activities which are seemingly opposite, like war and peace, and … Continue reading

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Music and What It Has Taught Me

When I was younger I used to learn several different instruments. Whilst I didn’t practise as much as I should have, the time I spent enabled me to learn to read music and also gave me many hours of enjoyment. Even … Continue reading

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Staying Quiet

As I wrote in last week’s post, we are constantly bombarded by noise. I feel that in society, staying quiet is often an underrated ability. We are judged on how well we can talk but not on how well we … Continue reading

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