Something to share this Spring Day

I love this poem by John Clare at this time of year, and hear it in my mind’s ear when I’m on an early morning walk and see the ‘pilewort’, commonly known as celandine, unfurling its petals to the day. A ‘pingle’ is a small enclosed...
Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

I’ve heard of a ‘new’ psychological term, ‘eco-anxiety’. Well, I’ve been feeling near ‘eco-despair’ for a long time, but I discovered Extinction Rebellion via a Guardian article last November. I joined the Exeter group...
Olive Bucknall: An obituary

Olive Bucknall: An obituary

Olive Bucknall, a well-known campaigner for the reformation of mental health services, has died after a short illness brought on by a series of strokes. She was 97 and until recently had lived at home. Olive’s story formed the basis for the chapter ‘Relatives and...

‘Living, Loving and Thriving with Aspergers’ conference

This is to let you know about an upcoming conference organised by Autism North West entitled ‘Living, Loving and Thriving with Aspergers’ with spectrum author, Rudy Simone. This is a one day conference in Manchester, for everyone interested in finding out more on...