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Lenten cross

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Happy Easter! This year for Lent our family started a new tradition, the Lenten Cross. It was inspired by how much Elliot loved our Jesse Tree for Advent (below). We are keen to build some of the rhythms of the church year into our family life in a sustainable way […]

March book reviews

a fine balance

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry Set in India in the 70s and 80s, this is the story of two tailors who according to their caste should be tanners, their unlikely friend the college student, and his land lady, plus assorted colourful minor characters. This is a very long novel in […]

Tanzanian proverbs on relationships

I’ve picked up my book of Tanzanian proverbs again recently, and here are a few about relationships. Damu ni nzito kuliko maji – Blood is heavier than water. This looks like the English proverb ‘Blood is thicker than water’ but it has an extra connotation. On top of the idea […]

City Wonder 26

'A Caverna (The Cave)' by Guy Laramee, 2012.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]

I was disappointed by Bad Feminist

roxanne gay

Perhaps my expectations had been set awry by the publicity around Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, but I was pretty disappointed by it. I was expecting a manifesto for bad feminism, which I think is a really interesting way of describing fourth wave feminism, and the fact that there is no […]

City Wonder 25

Blackwork tattoo by Nazareno Tubaro.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]