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Hand In Your Weapon! Let’s Make Trees, Not War

Hi everyone! My second piece has been published by the Huffington Post. My first post was published in January. You can find more information on it on the ‘Writing For The Huffington Post’ Page http://accidentallyreflective.com/writing-for-the-huffington-post/ This second piece is different to the first. Not so much about parenting or career choices. It’s about a truly inspiring…

Flying over the Alps towards Germany...

To Travel Or Not To Travel

To travel or not to travel, that was the question. The last time I travelled abroad was almost 10 years ago, before I had children. Basically. I refused to go on ‘holiday’ with them (or without them) because I just didn’t see the point of taking all of our baby paraphernalia across the world. Finding…

Tree of Life... Made by artists: Cristovao Canhavato (Kester), Hilario Nhatugueja, Fiel dos Santos and Adelino Serafim Maté. Maputo, Mozambique, 2004

Tree Of Life

I absolutely LOVE this concept. I recently visited the British Museum in London and saw the ‘The Tree of Life’ (pictured below). It was made by four artists from Mozambique using decommissioned weapons. In 1995, a project was set up by a Bishop (Dom Dinis Sengulane) in Mozambique called ‘Transforming Arms into Tools’ (TAE) which…