Monthly Archives: May 2021

Ilkley Moor will not be reincarnated

The Year 7 lesson was on karma and rebirth. The four Year 7 classes I teach engaged with the ideas with the same bubbly enthusiasm with which they engage with the rest of life. They designed their own samsara drawings, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Eric Morecambe

Eric Morecambe was born ninety-five years ago today. It seems extraordinary that it is almost four decades since he died. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were one of television’s best known duos. There were moments of genius, moments of silliness, … Continue reading

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Ascending Day

Our village primary school used to go across the village green to the parish church for two special occasions a year. One was the annual nativity play, a great occasion for tea towels and old curtains, and the other was … Continue reading

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Fears of crashes

The reopening of the shops has brought opportunities to renew acquaintances with places long closed, particularly the antiques centre where are large model aircraft hangs from the ceiling. It is a model that caused me to ponder the word “synchronicity.” … Continue reading

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Somerset Day 2021

It is Somerset Day. It is the annual county-wide celebration of what Somerset means to its people. The county flag, a red wyvern on a yellow background is much in evidence. The date was chosen because it marks the anniversary … Continue reading

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