Every Tuesday morning, I travel to the delightful Sussex village of Ditchling for yoga class; I’m the only man among thirty delightful Ditchling ladies. At the end of class, another delightful group of Ditchling ladies takes over the space for a choir rehearsal. As part of this activity they make wonderful cakes, chutneys and jams, and sell these to one another to raise funds for the choir. I purchased a jar of this home made jam from a delightful choir lady at the produce table, and brought it home; it was the most delicious jam I had ever tasted. Continue reading “Secret Jam: a tale of rural intrigue”
Here’s a fun slide show of car recovery gone terribly wrong…
This is the start of a series of investigative articles about getting your life to work better in a wide-ranging and holistic way. Continue reading “Practical happiness – getting your life to work better”
Astral Sex – Zen Teabags, an illustrated New Age spoofapedia comes out in Europe in March and in US in June, so here to celebrate are a few of my favourite bits.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek dictionary of all things new-agey – designed to amuse, whether you love it or whether you hate it. Comments welcome……
Things which people repeat ad nauseam about what they would like to have happen in their lives, instead of actually doing something about it.
Nobody actually knows what this word means, but it is now so widely used that no-one can afford to admit that. Other terms which no-one will admit to not know the meaning of but use a lot to pretend they do: paradigm, process, gestalt.
Pretentious term for being rude
Male who poses as a shaman purely in order to pull women.
THE BETWIXT AND BETWEEN: a Celtic glimpse
”This is a time that is not a time
In a place that is not a place
On a day that is not a day,
Between the worlds, and beyond….”
Why is the Celtic festivals of Beltane (April 30th) and Samhain or Hallowe’en (Oct 31st) traditionally associated with spirits entering our world, and with potential for divining the future?
What were the medieval royalty of Europe up to when they went out at dawn on the first day of May, to roll around naked in the morning dew in a most undignified manner? Continue reading “The ancient Celtic concept of thresholds in time and place”
DIY comedy workshops: next session
Saturday July 23rd 2016: £10
10.30-12.30 Shoreham by Sea
for anyone who would like to create comedy – or just be confident and funny
In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to have a go at creating comedy, whether it’s…
– stand-up comedy
– creating a humorous sketch
– learning improv
– giving a humorous speech eg at a wedding
– or just wanting to be more confident at being funny
The number of places is limited and advance booking is required.
To book a place, please visit www.positivecomedy.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call UK 07986 561860
10 key steps to success
by Gerry Thompson
It ‘s not rocket science…. Continue reading “How to be successful in 10 steps: text”
Top signs of a modern gentleman today, as required of the modern woman*:
1) Carries you home from a night out if your feet are hurting
2) Calls you in the morning to make sure you got up in time
3) Tells you if your skirt is tucked into your knickers Continue reading “Signs of a gentleman”