A selection of plants in pots in the garden. Front and centre is a Lego Bonsai tree in pink blossom representing something different.


Tag: mental health

  • Meandering for mental health

    Meandering for mental health

    A few years ago Swindale Beck was restored to its original meandering path. It had been straightened about 200 years ago to improve farming on the land around it. Unfortunately there were unintended consequences. The fast flowing water meant that fish could no longer spawn as their habitat had changed. Biodiversity in the stream and along…

  • Neither fishing nor mending nets

    Neither fishing nor mending nets

    This is a phrase I heard early in my career. Not from fishermen, but from an Electrical Superintendent in a papermill. Bob was good at quietly nudging people to focus what they spent their time on. When he thought folk needed to stop unproductive activities, he used the phrase “This is neither fishing, nor mending…

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