A piece of peace

By on 26th July, 2012

Peace is the breath of our spirit. It wells up from within the depths of our being to refresh, to heal, to inspire. So says the Universal Peace Covenant, the 577-word document written by spiritual leaders...

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Hemmed in

By on 25th July, 2012

I’m absolutely rubbish at sewing. When I try to reattach a button, I might as well be fashioning a fitted suit. For an octopus. Still, today is Thread The Needle Day and it made me think...

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To be sung to ‘Car Wash’

By on 24th July, 2012

Ooh, ooh, it may not be that healthy, but let me tell ya, you don’t gotta be that wealthy. There ain't no tellin' what you might eat; a cow’s right ear, or a bucket o’ pigeon feet.   (Workin') At the...

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Hello mudder, hello fadder

By on 23rd July, 2012

Being Parents' Day, this one's for Ian and Susan. When my dad was a young man, he sold his bike - his only mode of transportation to get to and from work - in order to...

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Happy hammocker!

By on 22nd July, 2012

The listing for Hammock Day says to improvise if necessary. I have no trees and I’m a heavy man; I'd easily take down the kitchen cupboards if I hung a hammock between them, so instead...

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Well hot dawg!

By on 21st July, 2012

I had so many opportunities to indulge in a hot dog on Hot Dog Day.  Today saw Hull city centre fill with a celebration of flavour in the form of the Yum Food Festival, and hot dogs...

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