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Van Kitchen

January 6, 2018

I’m still figuring out where to put everything in our minimalist van kitchen. This is mainly because when I write minimalist I mean small in size, not content, and because my determination to bring our entire spice cupboard along means there’s limited space for anything else. There’s also a number of things I’m having to learn to do without such as the food processor and spiraliser, and we only have two gas rings to cook on – which definitely encourages…

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The Power of Connection (part 2)

December 14, 2017

{Notes on the second part of this visual performance poem. To be carried out a few days after part one, only once the threads from that process have faded completely.} Imagine a connection that is precious to you, a living being (person, animal, tree) something animate, something filled with life. Now think about why you love that person/animal/tree so much, ::Perhaps they hold cherished memories / or give you love / they make you feel safe:: Picture the memories &…

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The Power of Connection (part 1)

December 12, 2017

{Notes on a visual performance poem} Imagine the object that is most precious to you, Not a living being (person, animal, tree) But something inanimate, Something dead. Now think about why you love that object so much, ::Perhaps it is a cherished watch / a treasured picture / a hand-crocheted blanket:: Picture the memories & emotions you have invested In that object, imagine them weaving into one beautiful silver thread spinning out from your navel to reach it. Hold onto…

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post-truth stuff

December 9, 2017

It is summer 2017 & I sit in our daughter, Rhiannon’s, bedroom. She moved out three years ago so this space should be empty except for a pile of belongings she didn’t want to take with her that I haven’t been able to give away, but still, over these intervening years we’ve managed to fill this room with stuff. On top of this our eldest, Isaak, left for university four years ago & decided to stay on after graduating. Since…

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