Monthly Archives: May 2013

Geoff The Boa?

One of my passions is exotic animals, especially reptiles & ‘minibeasts’ (which seems to cover everything from beetles to worms to scorpions to spiders and the like). I cannot remember ever disliking such animals, although it has taken me a … Continue reading

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Music Refreshes The Parts Others Can’t

As a musician I frequently experience the amazing boost that I get from engaging with a piece of music;  when I am playing percussion/drumming; listening to a recording or watching music live on-stage. One of my most moving experiences I … Continue reading

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Intelligent or Just Academic?

I read a very interesting article recently by Richard Gerver, one of the premier ex-head teachers in the UK who now focusses on campaigning for education improvements had been speaking with an MP about education & the current state of … Continue reading

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Making a Real Difference

… starts with me & the changes I make in my own life, whether that’s how I act, what I say, how I think, how I view others, how I view myself. Changes in these simple personal habits, actions & … Continue reading

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Making Sure You Hit the Target: Hints on Public Speaking & Presentations

Today’s entry follows on from the first article on style (Found Here)  this short series on what I have found helpful for giving ‘successful’ presentations & speaking engagements is preparation. There are few things more unnerving & frustrating than discovering your … Continue reading

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How Can You Play the Piano When You’re Blind?

…so a good friend of mine is frequently asked. The world of blindness is a fascinating subject. To be honest I hadn’t given it a lot of thought until I became good friends with a blind lady who also happens … Continue reading

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Musicians: Here’s My Slant

Some of you will know how passionate I am about music & my playing. Here’s a blog I send the occasional post to, which hopefully stimulates ideas & perhaps challenges a few preconceived ideas. http://waywoodmusic.blogspot.co.uk Always happy to hear what … Continue reading

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Sometimes Simple is Best

I love this cover for the latest EP from our band: it seems to say so much with very little.

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Leaves in Autumn

Interesting contrast between the freshly fallen green Oak leaf & other leaves (Beech & Oak) that have been on the forest floor longer.

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Two of our highly coloured millipedes. Sadly both are no longer with us but we love these gentle, bumbling minibeasts

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