I wonder whether you have ever seen a mirage? Mirages occur in our physical world; in the desert the interface of hot and cold air creates to the eye the appearance or illusion of water. For a time the eye is misled into seeing what is not there – it is not real. Mirages can … Continue reading Spiritual Mirages
Hey let’s play ‘What if..?’ You might say that’s a stupid thing for adults to do but then if you are clicking on internet videos perhaps you’ve got a little time to kill. I’ll go first. What if love grew? What if altruism seeded and took the steering wheel in people’s minds? All of human … Continue reading Let’s play ‘What if…?’
Because, well, it seems like today we need some uplifting stories about kids. This is a teaser about the incredible upcoming documentary, Landfill Harmonic, “about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.” Sounds hard to believe, but watch and be blown away. A violin made out of garbage … Continue reading Good news about rubbish!
We had the European football, Wimbledon and of course the Olympics and Paralympics, that saw us through the summer weeks, if we had felt in need of watching the talented, athletic and energetic putting themselves through whatever sporting disciplines they have spent their lives perfecting and developing to world class levels. Each of these athletes or … Continue reading Win-win or win-lose?
My daughter Bridget died 21 months old. She had never walked or crawled but could sit propped up. She couldn’t see. She was born three months premature, the first of twins. Her brother was stillborn. She was a much-loved sister to my three grown-up stepsons. She gave so much joy in her short life. After … Continue reading Little angels
On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell, homage was paid to their city by means of the campaign “Som Sabadell” (We are Sabadell) . This is the flashmob that was arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and … Continue reading Uplifting surprise
If you’ve ever been through Cheetham Hill in Manchester you will know it as a place where the locals haven’t exactly got plenty of cash to spare. And so you may be particularly surprised to hear what happened about the £1000 pounds in notes that went blowing in the wind in the streets for people … Continue reading Another good news story
Loneliness is a dreadful thing, a hidden hurt that no one can see. There is no way of knowing when you pass someone by, just who is lonely and will go home and cry. It affects many people both young and old, with no one to talk to, share their day, discuss life in general, … Continue reading Loneliness
Life is a journey we all have to take. Some paths are smooth, others fill us with pain. There are forks in the road. We choose which one to take, but there will be times when we make a mistake. Sometimes we go round in circles — other times we lose our way. Times when … Continue reading Life’s Journey
You wouldn’t carry on doing the hard work of writing your novel if you realised your pen wasn’t working and nothing was showing on the paper. But that exactly was what Trish Vickers was doing. She is blind and her pen had run out of ink for 26 pages of her book and she didn’t … Continue reading A story to warm your heart.