Wishes, dreams and faraway things …

If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If you’re a pretender come sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come In! – Shel Silverstein Maybe you are one of those people who […]

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Chasing those darned good IDEAS!

I opened two gifts this morning.  They were my eyes. – Zig Ziglar At one time I would not have recognised a good idea if it jumped up, took me gently by the hands and waltzed me round the room, whilst whispering into my ear ‘I’m a darned good idea …!’ Fortunately, that has changed, […]

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Preparing for that good IDEA

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. – Neil Gaiman As children, my cousins and I used to chase rainbows on our bicycles.  We would peddle like fury to see who could get to the end first. Opinions varied as to what we might find – David and Barry […]

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Darned Apostrophe t’s Inferno!

Change ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ and pretty soon you will say ‘I did’. – Unknown I should really be doing … – Can’t Be Bothered I should make some plans … – Can’t Be Bothered I should eat less … – Can’t Be Bothered I should drink less … – Can’t Be Bothered I […]

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Looking Back, Dreaming Forward

I dare to dream greatly; I dare to fail greatly. I dare to tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled dreams, for I may dream again. I dare not tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled life, for I may never live again. – Philippos Syrigos During my third year of junior school we were encouraged to […]

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Creativity is for Everyone

Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought. – Albert Einstein Way back when, I believed that creativity was the sole preserve of those who either wrote books, painted, squeezed out a tune or two or built things, which meant I avoided anything remotely connected to the ‘C’ […]

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Introduction

Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. – W. Wilson (from We grow by our dreams) I long yearned for a […]

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