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Monday, 29 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
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Friday, 22 March 2013
Hi, it's been a while hasn't it? So the title of my piece is 'Winter Wonderland?' and I'm wondering where spring is? It nodded its head at us a few times, but there is still talk of snow and sleet and nasty weather. Now of course I hear you saying,
'Mark there is no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes on (as Billy Connelly famously said)".
But I crave for spring and spring-like weather. To sit by a river bank adorned with primroses and a pint of cider in my hand... maybe a ham and mustard sandwich in the other and a promise of cake of course! Blue sky and the sound of a lazy airplane in the sky.
But what do we get? Grey sky, rain, heads down and frowns. It's a real truth that the more sunshine we get the more we smile! We are a quarter of the way though the year, so I demand some sun! Okay, that's enough about the weather.
So what other things are in my head? The budget of course: a depressing list of bad news to be inflicted on the poor because of the mistakes of the rich (no change there). A tax cut for millionares and a bedroom tax for others. Even though there are a lot of depressing things at the moment, it's really inportant to look at the great things in life: family, friends, books, music - cherry cake!
I mostly believe in the power of love and the strength of unity. We are, I think, the good people. There will always be the negative group of people who say nasty things about the poor and the 'have nots', but we the champions of wellbeing will not allow these bad people to lodge their negativity inside our heads. We will rally against them! We will smile at them! We will smell the flowers - and yes we will eat the cake!
See you next time.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
World Café is a social event held every Friday evening during term time, between 7:30-10pm at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, off Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2BJ. From UEA you can catch the number 25 bus to the shops on Unthank Road. Holy Trinity Church is only a few minutes walk from here.
All international students over 16 years old are welcome to come to the World Cafe, from any religious background or none. If you’d like more information, please contact Lesley Brown email@example.com
For more information about the March programme click on the following link:
Friday, 1 March 2013
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The Trust has teamed up with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust to put together a fascinating - and free!- programme of practical workshops on how to survey and record wildlife at the site, to include butterflies, dragonflies and recognising birdsong. Contact info@
stbenetsabbey.org to book.See the WILD workshops programme (above) plus the Wildlife Surveys Volunteer role description (below). Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested in getting involved
The WILD workshops, and our very popular 'Reading the Landscape' day schools, mark the beginning of a packed and varied programme of activities and events coming up at St Benet’s. Highlights will include:
- a special outdoor performance of ‘Ideas of Flight’ by The Voice Project
- CREATE: a day of creative activities for all the family
- A Monk’s Life: medieval reenactment, music and more.
More details in the next bulletin...BlogAnd for an update on what our dedicated volunteers have been doing, despite the cold weather, have a look at the latest St Benet's Blog If you have a story or memory about the Abbey that you'd like to share through the Blog, please let me know - I'd love to hear from you.And please don't forget to book up for the WILD workshops - spaces are limited.