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Keeping the door ajar

At those times when my mind plays games with me, as it has for most of this year, I sometimes sit and wonder if it will ever open up again into that free-flowing state that is so creative and rewarding. I knew from early on this year that I needed...

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Restoring belief

It’s been a quiet week for me here in Devon. The monsoon season has returned with a vengeance. Temperatures dropped and rain fell so heavily that at times the gutters and drains around the houses where I live couldn’t cope with it. Aug...

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French Connections: part two

Waking up to warm sunshine wasn’t something I had experienced at all this year until Michele and I hit the shores of Brittany. All our fears about cold and wet conditions evaporated in the first few days we were there. When you are cycle tou...

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The game changer

This weeks blog was supposed to be a follow on from the piece I wrote about my trip to France with Michele back in June. Life hasĀ had other ideas though and I feel compelled to write about something that was not even on the radarĀ five days ago. Ov...