On the Threshold

About to step out

A new day, another world

Close the door gently


n.b. This advice from a colleague of many years ago, whose name I do not recall, but whose face and kind words I have never forgotten. I pass them on here, admitting that it not always advice I followed when younger. I pray that when my final stepping out comes I am able to close that door gently.


Dedicated to Simon at APG.

CLP 14/01/2020

SatNav Not Needed

Somewhere else
(Photo courtesy of BTW)

SatNav Not Needed

“Location cannot be found”

I know it’s out there. Trust Me.

Release the handbrake.


n.b. Better to travel in hope than to sit around waiting for an out-of-date program to tell you where you’re heading.

Just get moving; keep your wits about you. You will know your destination when you see it. Good luck!


CLP 09/01/2020

On Life

Our three school rules

Turn up everyday; work hard

Be nice. Simple as…


n.b. When the then new head teacher first arrived at the school I worked in, he told the incoming Year 7 students the above three things that would make their time at secondary school a positive experience.

The above “rules” I have tried (and keep trying) to apply to my own journey in life.

Mark, thank you for this advice; it makes a lot of sense.

CLP 07/01/2020

21 Days in 17 Syllables

They are long and short

How time stretches and creases

Distorts memory


n.b. When life gets complicated how do we keep a grip on what is important?

How do we keep strong? I have a pebble I found over 2 years ago. I keep it with me in my pocket. My touchstone. It works for me. What works for you?


CLP 12/12/2019