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January 5, 2021

This is how it began. 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

July 25, 2020

Do you remember when New-Agey stuff was all the rage?  I remember it all right. I had the time of my life – but it was weird. I happened to be in California during those times – an excellent karmic choice, as it turned out; wild and wacky and wonderful. I was on a big

The Ballad of Connaught Avenue In Shoreham town there is a road It’s great to be a member of Where friendship dwells in each abode In Connaught Ave there’s so much love This lockdown thing has brought much grief And things there are no stockpiles of But human contact brings relief For Connaught Ave has

July 1, 2019

Gerry runs a workshop for Hatchery Writers in Brighton. In this practical session explains how humour works and how to be funny. Then he sets the writers exercises to do. Finally, we hear some of the results they produced in the course of the two hour session….

January 21, 2019

I’d like to tell you a story about my friend Jemima Postlethwaite – a story of house purchase, feng shui and amazing miracles. I swear, every word is totally incredibly true.

December 7, 2018

Okay, here’s why it all goes wrong…. Society offers us a fairy-tale mythology about romantic relationship, and most of us buy into it. It’s surprising how deeply rooted yet this mythology can be in many of us – even though we might not admit it. Here are the basic points:

February 27, 2017

The powerful transformative principles of Buddhism, for life, work, happiness, fulfilment and success “Do not pursue the past; Do not idly hold out hopes for the future. The past is already discarded And the future has not yet arrived. Thoroughly discern the nature of the present, in the midst of reality. Simply set your heart