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Monthly Archives: May 2011
“We have not solved your problem. In fact, we have more questions than when we started. But we believe we are confused at a higher level and about more important things.” Electrical Engineering Lab. SRI International.
A tip I used to pass on at parenting skills courses was to ensure that you made 6 positive comments to each child, each day and observe any changes that happened. Parents who tried this often reported back that their … Continue reading
We continue to experience very mild temperatures here. Last evening I became aware of a solitary bird singing and it was not a Tui. Again this morning, I could hear the same song. I discovered that it was a Song … Continue reading
We have had a dull day here with lots of rain. The light is very low but I found some splashes of colour in the late autumn garden. Hmmm I see a colour theme here…..interesting.
I planned a day at home, taking it easy and the autumn weather has meant it was a good decision and an easy option. It has been dark, cloudy, very gusty and the autumn leaves have been scattering. So what … Continue reading
I see by the news that it is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today and also that a friend on Facebook asked the question today: ”What was the first piece of music that you bought for yourself?” I think I bought a 45rpm … Continue reading
” Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length” Robert Frost.
My children used to giggle and quote Jason Gunn ( a presenter on TV here) years ago who would use the phrase “Don’t pack your smellies with your meat”. I asked the grocery packer in the supermarket this week whether … Continue reading
It is amazing the difference a week can make. Our neighbours have spent the last week cutting down and trimming trees in their large backyard. Several of these trees were very, very big and were shading our living area, our … Continue reading