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Making camp
Friday, August 26, 2016      6 comments

Well, after my blog the other day about micro-adventures, including sleeping outdoors - seems all the votes were against sleeping out, except for One Who Is BDTHOM - who promptly went off and spent the night out on the mountain - in his TENT! ... Read more
I want to ride my bicycle
Thursday, August 25, 2016      11 comments

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle
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Go by Bike
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday I mentioned poetry, and Dr Seuss. Then I read about bicycles. Then a new Spark friend dropped a Goodie in for me - and bikes & poetry became uppermost in my mind! I just LOVE Dr Seuss - I used to LOVE reading these books to my ... Read more
Shock absorbers
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      8 comments

Are you wondering "what on earth?......." sports bras? No. cars? No. Poetry! Yes, poetry! Gosh, as you all know by now, I love Diane Ackerman's writing so much there's just too much to blog about! It's 'busy' writing - very descripti... Read more
Self-imposed boot camps
Monday, August 22, 2016      8 comments

Before I explain what my blog is about today, I just want to say that I did actually sit on the back seat of the double-decker bus today! It's pretty cool! ... Read more
Can I sit at the front?!
Sunday, August 21, 2016      12 comments

Today (Sparked by POOKIE!) I'm going to play 'going on the bus' and 'going shopping' at Lidl! emoticon ... Read more
How much difference a year makes
Friday, August 19, 2016      14 comments

One of the things I appreciate about blogging, is being able to go back a year and see what I was doing. I was surprised to see that about this time last year, I said I was feeling a bit blue, and had a bit of a headache........ and was drinkin... Read more
Thursday, August 18, 2016      8 comments

In the latest section of the book (Deep Play by Diane Ackerman) she has been talking about flying. About how appealing the idea of flying is to human beings - dreams of flying, hang-gliding, flying in a plane, or ballooning. She then goes fart... Read more
Roller Coaster
Sunday, August 14, 2016      10 comments

The most recent section of the book (Deep Play, by Diana Ackerman) has been talking about risk-taking, the adrenaline-rush, danger and excitement. Researchers have found that there seem to be some people who are more inclined towards thri... Read more
Saturday, August 13, 2016      11 comments

Today I was out and about with a young lad I support, and we went along a footpath that had an old lamp-post. He said 'Narnia'. And I saw exactly what he meant. It also made me remember that I have The Chronicles of Narnia in my DVD collectio... Read more
Paradise beneath your feet
Friday, August 12, 2016      10 comments

I just enjoyed reading about Paul Gaugin's life ......... and his search for fulfilment in the remote islands of Polynesia. It was interesting, and... Read more
Looking over the edge
Thursday, August 11, 2016      11 comments

I've just read Diane Ackerman's exploration of the Grand Canyon. That's not a place I've been, or am ever likely to go to, but I understood the feelings she expressed. There is an exultant feeling which whooshes up from within when we se... Read more
The Need To Create
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      7 comments

Continuing on from the exploration of sacred places, Ackerman delves into caves and starts a discussion about how human beings started decorating their world. Ancient people seem to have decorated their bodies with stains from the earth, pl... Read more
Sacred places
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      9 comments

In the next section of the book I'm reading for August, 'Deep Play' by Diana Ackerman, she begins by talking about sacred places. The way that we feel a connection with places - the way that a sense of history pervades certain places - the ... Read more
Monday, August 08, 2016      14 comments

Today's read went on to dolphins and how they seem to enjoy being playful - both with themselves, and with human beings. I have a cross-stitch picture of four dolphins swimming together amongst the coral....... it's over my computer, part... Read more

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