What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?

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Now the better weather’s here, there should hopefully be some time for at least most of us to take a break and relax a little. As spring is gathering momentum, it’s a good time to get outdoors and – well – do nothing. Just have a look and enjoy  the natural world around you.

Technically, this poem by  W.H. Davies may not be the greatest, but I’ve always appreciated the sentiment expressed in it and the poem is certainly eminently memorable and quotable. Over the years, the opening two lines have often popped into my head at times when I know I need to slow down and get some perspective in my busy life.

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A Little Bit Like You?

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Well, it’s day one of my new blog and it already feels like quite an adventure. Apart from finding my way round the technicalities, the biggest strain has been finding a name for it! I tried all sorts of different names – some had already been taken, while others were derided by my family and friends for being “totally rubbish”. At long last I settled on “A Little Bit Like Me” and I’m already starting to feel quite comfortable with it. Continue reading