Learning Music: what benefits?

Re-reading an ABRSM article from last year (“Libretto” magazine 2015:2) I saw this topic and would like to incorporate its points and add my own. Not every family will be able to offer children the chance to learn to play an instrument, and not every school will be able to do so effectively. In fact, […]

Another anthology from THORNICROFT HOUSE

Announcing MORE REASONS FOR A LATE NIGHT… As promised, there is now a second anthology of sixteen short stories with a similar variety to the first. Seven of them have been placed in competitions, read over the radio and/or published in magazines. All are written by Felicity Logan and none are more than 11 pages. […]

When Cancer goes shopping

Cancer likes to give itself a capital C. And it likes to call the shots. What would the Big C choose if it had the freedom of my supermarket? I don’t imagine it would be impressed by the vegetable and meat departments and deli which it must first pass through. Nothing much of interest there!  […]

Being pro-active regarding your Health

Here’s a little story which will, I hope, encourage you to take an active part in your health decisions — because, if you’ve done your ‘homework’ you might just be right! Besides, health professionals see you infrequently and see so many other patients that they cannot be expected to remember all your little concerns, and […]

Supporting your child in learning Music

How much things have changed within the last thirty years! Once upon a time (in the olden days!) parents were able to ensure their children followed up the financial investment involved in private music lessons. Not so, now! These days, children are offered a huge range of after-school activities and they frequently end up over-committed […]

Reasons behind being Over-Weight

When you first start to get serious about Losing Weight, it’s best to put your finger on whatever may have driven the weight gain in the first place. The next step would be to determine which of those factors can be remedied first, which may be remedied once those first are dealt with, and which […]

Weight Loss #4 follow-up

After blogging “Apologies to my Body” I determined to cease being my own body’s worst enemy. I was going to change my Will which, after all, is the main determiner as to what enters my body. My three blogs [Weight Loss #1, #2 and #3] outlined all the dangers I’d found in everyday life which, despite us living […]