Friday, January 25, 2008

Food for Thought

Doesn't look like much but represents a good half hour of imaginary play. We took the 'pretend tea party' one step further and made our own food...all it needed was paper, a few colours, scissors and some imagination.

We had everything from sandwiches to a fry-up and ice-cream for afters.

Discussion included party/dinner etiquette, people's food preferences and phobias, healthy eating and just what was the best way to make spaghetti from strips of paper.

And all the time the young people 'work' on their social & communication skills while they play.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008


Little did I know that for three days after today I would be in physical pain and that the stiffness I experienced would only be alleviated by a good hour paddling in a dragon boat...yes today I discovered that yoga is exercise...and even without wrapping your legs round your neck it still hurts.

If you'd like to try this at home, check out: Ashtanga Yoga Site

If you'd like to join us on Thursdays 9.30 to 10.30, check out Oxford House

I'm going back...I'm thinking it can only get better!

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Planted in autumn
this is the first snowdrop
of the year 08

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Peace Walk

On the anniversary of Burma's 'Independence' day...

...hundreds on a silent Peace Walk from Marble Arch... rally at Trafagar Square... listen to monks speak of the how monks in Burma could not do as we had done today....

...and how loving kindness is the answer.

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