Tag Archives: culture

What if you were wrong?

I was thinking about a discussion I had enjoyed with a friend, about how our upbringing colours our worlds more than we realise. Both cultural and personal influences shape the images that imprint themselves upon the mind of the child … Continue reading

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Camp Joffre ~ Léa at Found in France

Reblogged from Found in France:  “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein La belle France. Yet even the most beautiful of gardens have … Continue reading

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Darlene Foster is a guest of Charles Yallowitz: Finding Time to Write

Reblogged from Legends of Windemere: Finding Time to Write You have a great idea for a book. You’ve been thinking about it for a long time, probably years. But you’re too busy with a job, kids, aging parents, volunteer work … Continue reading

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Asya Speaks Out ~ Notes to Women #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding beautiful landscape which usually filled Asya with peace failed to do so this morning.   There was political uncertainty in Sweden as the anti-immigrant party made historic gains … Continue reading

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No More Mulberries with Mary Smith

Reblogged from Jessie Cahalin at Books in my Handbag Blog: I was intrigued when Mary Smith asked me if she could present an extract about Afghan food.  Always keen to learn more about food and other cultures, I invited Mary … Continue reading

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Snow Within Us? – Balroop Singh #writephoto

It may have snowed last night But I would walk out to meet you The pebbly path may be slippery But I can find the footholds to reach you My snow boots may be old But they would carry me … Continue reading

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Scouring the Horse by Paul Handover

Reblogged from Learning From Dogs: Uffington has a very special place in our adventures. In many ways, it was ‘where it all began‘… though it had begun, in fact, long before…we just hadn’t become aware of the path we had … Continue reading

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Flame by Prajakta #writephoto

Late afternoons often found her sitting alone, still and straight. Her mind would travel years back in time, when the house was full of children’s laughs and echoing footfalls. In a flash, hours and days had molded into long years … Continue reading

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An open letter to Aylesbury Vale District Council ;)

Dear ladies and sirs, I would like to report That I have just had an unusual thought; You’re missing a trick with this tourism lark, It’s all very well having jazz in the park And teddy bear picnics for kids … Continue reading

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Spiced memories

It is perhaps only when you begin to teach something that you have been doing on autopilot for most of your life that you start to realise just how much you have learned over the years. Like most women who … Continue reading

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