Random Dialogues

9.1.21 There is something soothing and settling simply sitting together in a circle. Even better outdoors.

The children collected random logs to perch on for our one minute of silence. They noticed more birdsong, the parachute billowing loudly in the wind, and a distant plane. Afterwards we shared our news and random thoughts.

It didn’t take long for the Robin to have a nose, she came even closer today, and seemed fatter and bolder.

We went for a quiet walk to look again at the changes Winter had gifted. We didn’t need a worksheet to tick or clipboard to obscure our eyes. The children were led by their own interests and enthusiasm, fully present to the spirit of nature.

Soon after, they had a “respectful” play, scurrying off to build bug houses, dens and climb trees, unplanned, agenda-less learning.

Nature knows.

#forestimmersiontechnique #projectoakleaf

4.1.21 Super Feedback from today's "Canva For Beginners Level 2" zoom training:

4.1.21 How To Make An Immune Boosting Chicken Stock From Scratch! Read on...

2.1.21 Magic Goes Wrong at the Apollo, Shafestbury Avenue, London

Pictured here with Sally not John.

30.12.21 Canva For Beginners Level 1 Live Training on Saturday 1st January at 9.00 pm (GMT).

In addition to my live zoom group calls, I'm recording one so you can watch it at your leisure! Set your reminder below for Sundays, or watch on replay.

29.12.21 Random Dialogues 51 with Jason Arbiter (not Woody Allen). The No Agenda AGM.

It's bloody tough running being a business owner, and around 90% of start-ups fail in their first year.

In this Random Dialogues video recorded live on Streamyard, Jason teachers us why he wouldn't recommend setting up a jewellery business.

We also talk about his multitude of artistic talents and he shares what success looks like for him, how about you?

27.12.21 Where are you called to dare to make a difference?

This is a wonderful random message to receive "Thank you, God. Thank you universe. Thank you life that I came across Jane Tyson. Jane, I just want to say, thank you for being you. I carry you everywhere. You are one of the reasons why I can speak so openly in public without any embarrassment. You supported me in the beginning of being Princess Gaia. And I'm very grateful for you being in this world. And if we never see each other again, you are in my heart and from time to time you will hear from me” Julia Hayden #storytellingforgaia

22.12.21 Why Surrey Welcomes a New Local Radio Station Random Dialogues 50

In this video clip, Matt Cadman shares his vision for @literadio and why he is so passionate about supporting the local business community.

Created after I co-hosted December's Business Buzz Surrey.

What did you want to BE when you grew up, where are you called to make a difference?

Tweeted HERE too.

With thanks to Mark Blunden for the introduction.

21.12.21 Let's Step It Up!

We can all put pretty pictures on a post, right? Does this make it interesting and what on earth do we do with our digital creation now?

5 ways to make your social posts way more interesting using Canva with Jane Tyson

14.12.21 Is Education Upside Down?


“We do too much “Educare” (Training) and not enough “Educere” (Liberating the unique strengths and interests of children)" A Random Dialogue with Dr Nick Heap, viewed below or in this blog.

13.12.21


My Grandad, Robert Andrews, opened up the first electrical shop in Putney in 1946 with his de-mob money. They plugged in the first TV in Putney via a BC adapter which plugged into the Light. Dad took over the shop in 1974 when VAT went up to 25%, out of town sheds like Texas came into being, resell price maintenance was ended, rent was trebled...eventually parking restrictions, business rates and the Internet... the beginning of the end for most retailers.


I used to love working in the shop as a Saturday girl and chatting to customers. I sold the occasional hoover bag, battery and lightbulb, even a toaster or kettle.


Today, I visited a lovely domestic applicance store in Knaphill, just to have a sniff and reminisce

13.12.21 Random Dialogues For Kids

"Jane creates a safe, calming space for children to express themselves. Over the course of the sessions I've attended, self-consciousness melts away and you'll see that there's nothing like the joy of a child who's done something they didn't think they could do" Jen Gale


Resilient Kids presents "Random Dialogues for Kids"


Natural side effects for kids attending my 1:1 or group sessions are that they naturally learn, feel good and often make new friendships.


No targets, tick boxes, stickers, or rewards.


I specialise in BEing "in the moment" with kids.


Guided by their interests.


And having fun.


Boosting VISION VITALITY VOICE


Info about this Thursday 16th December's zoom group session is here.


#hybridteacher #onemumatatime #learningrevolution #educationreform #sirkenrobinson #randomdialogues #kids #education


12.12.21 FOGL

Hot chocolate and nibbles at Sunday's “Friends Of Guildford Lido” Christmas gathering. Pictured with Sadhana who did a wonderful video over on my @mum_coach page on behalf of Guildford Living Labs -

“Working towards a vision: Clean Air For All” #gcare #Guildford.

More about this also @zerocarbonguildford

Reel here.

12.12.21 This week my red trousers went on tour. Plus I got absolutely soaked in storm Barra here!

14.11.21 It's A Full Time Job. Reely

13.11.21 How To Drive 20,000 km To Africa In a 30-Year-Old Transit Van On Your Own


It was 2018 when I met Dot Bekker and 30-year-old Bluebelle. They were parked in a layby next to Putney Bridge, London and just about to travel back home to Zimbabwe.


The adventure was 20.000 km through 20 countries and Dot was on her own.


Below is a little video I made on the day we met.


Check out #randomdialogues15 on social too and to get the full story of Dot’s successful journey and her ongoing inspirational updates head to her Facebook page here. Even better CLICK to buy her book.

Blog here too

11.11.21 Behind that long and lonely trenched line

To which men come and go, where brave men die,

There is a yet unmarked and unknown shrine,

A broken plot, a soldier’s cemetery...” Sgt. John William Streets, killed near Serre on 1st July 1916.



In 2019 my husband took our daughter to watch the women's world cup in France. They took a little detour to see the war graves in Belgium.


6.11.21 Oops we ran over. By 4 seconds. I blame it on Jason. https://www.getrevue.co/profile/randomdialogues/issues/oops-we-ran-over-835207

Join us on Sunday. Don't be late for eight.

2.11.21 The image below is "Malus Everiste" or Crab Apple tree. Beautiful all year round and incredibly beneficial for bugs, bees and birds. Definitely my favourite tree ever and perfect for our wildlife garden here in Guildford.


I’m posting it for Val of “Learn With Grandma”, as this week she’s speaking at COP 26, the largest conference in the world. Earlier this year, she asked me to plant a tree to add to Moses ebook (we've planted several). Please do send over your pics too. She writes...


“I pray that I am able to convince people that we individuals CAN - all of us - can do 'something' to help save our beautiful world.


I WILL be speaking at COP 26 UN Conference on Climate Change on 12 Nov. At the Future Generations event called ‘Climate, in the Visceral Sense. An Ongoing Story in Three Acts’ I will be at the conference from 2nd to the finale on 12th


I could never have arranged the series of 'happenings; that led to my being asked to speak!


I had a little whinge on Facebook that I could not have a Big Party for my 80th.


Jonas Chabroka Fadweck in Malawi said - We will have a planting day on your Birthday Granny!! I had a lightbulb moment and decided to ask people to Plant a Tree for Granny as my Birthday – it went round the world!


Moses Wamanga has created an e-book Please send your photos and Climate Change comments. This is just the 1st edition!


I became a Climate Cymru Ambassador ( Cymru is the Welsh word for Wales!)


Then Future Generations asked if I would go to COP to speak at their event.


I thought it's too far to go for a day!! I posted a call for help on Facebook and I'm so grateful to the kind lady who invited a stranger to stay!


I told COP team that - should a speaker be unable to come at the last moment; that I have spoken at many international conferences including UNESCO in Paris I was invited to speak – on the main stage – in March 2020! You know what happened!!


COP replied – We also note with interest that you could be a substitute speaker and shall come back to you should the opportunity arise.


It's not likely to happen but God has done wonders so far!


I promise to do what I can to encourage people to believe that we individuals CAN make a difference and we CAN all tell our politicians that - as our Queen has said - we NEED action not promises. All the trees planted for my Birthday appeal will offered to The Queen's Canopy Appeal - you can please 2 granny's with one tree - or Better still plant 2 trees; Plant as many as you can! We can make a difference!...”

Here's a blog I'm updating too. Our video is below.


#cop21 #wildlifegarden #randomdialogues47

1.11.21 Can you guess who this is? Answer in this Friday's newsletter.

31.10.21 oops we ran over by 4 minutes. I blame it on Jason. We were joined on our 8-Minute Show by Dan Abrahams author, journalist and founder of "Lucky Dollar Clothing" I've known Dan since I was a teenager skating at Thorpe Park, Dan was probably too cool for that.

27.10.21


1984 AGED 12, and because I was working as a Saturday girl at my Dad’s electrical shop in Putney, I got given this fashionable branded Asea dishwasher T-shirt.


Not only an opportunity to earn a commission for every dishwasher I sold (probably none) but also I got such a confidence boost wearing it


The picture was taken in our family garden in Lyne, Chertsey UK. Most of us were @swpsofficial girls, I’d got in on an assisted place, with some gratitude to Maggie Thatcher for this policy.


Next to us is a long green shed which my mum ran a mail order business from. Occasionally helped out by my sister @thinkpurplehartspace and me.


The shed was later equipped with a second hand pool table, darts board, TV and VCR, fruit money machine, sofas and a fish tank. A perfect smoking den for 18 year olds to head to after a night out at the pub with their mates.


Sadly the 1980s recession put a big strain on a shopkeeper in Putney and his marriage. With the constant threat of bailiffs knocking at our door and too many remortgages, we eventually had to say goodbye to our family home and start adventures on our own.


It was certainly a catalyst for new beginnings.


Not sure where the T-shirt washed up.


25.10.21 The Number 8


Inspired by my recent conversations with my good friend and sometime mentor the eccentric and slightly bonkers
Jane Tyson, about the number "8"...its okay, I didn't understand it either,

The "What's your number?" pendant.

To be available in white or yellow gold (9ct and 18ct) and silver, approximately 3mm in length. Weights will vary in different metals.

For more information on either The "What's your number?" pendant or anything else please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

Jason.

www.delacroixjewellery.co.uk


23.10.21 CANVA FOR BEGINNERS VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNINGS


QUICKLY CREATE visually engaging posts. Learn some fresh, fun, and creative social media skills

Join me today 23rd October from 10.30 am to 11.15 pm on zoom

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/canva-for-beginners-tickets-192297536107

22.0.21 Art of Random

"Honey is a rescue dog, but I am convinced she actually rescued us," said Jason.
More of this week's
random dialogues.

20.10.21 8 Reasons To Volunteer

When not working on Martin Baker’s ejector seats, my Grandad Alan designed the fruit pick below. He subsequently made 5 more for the apple trees we used to have growing in our garden in Lyne. Read on...

also mapped in Thortspace

5.10.21


Pam Roy and I had a zoom this week, we shared our passions for Education Reform. She's very cool, you can read about her here.


1.10.21


How to be more wealthy


CLICK

30.9.21


Creativity has been so eroded in our national curriculum, alongside play. It deeply saddens me, as it’s so relaxing and soothing for our children and a natural resilience boost.

The little video clip below was made at this week's "Mum & Child Resilience Boosting" session at Burpham Yurt. It's called "A Field Of Flowers"

Watch it here


15.9.21 Thought you might like to see this too.

5.9.21 Burpham Wellfest Last month, at Burpham Wellfest I gave a talk about bolstering kid's resilience, shared my best selling book collaboration, plus facilitated a child-led playful yoga session.


I'm running family wellness sessions in nature here in Guildford too, and online. Contact me for more info ,

27.8.21 Meet Rocket & Groot! Enjoy their story here

19.8.21 So grateful for the lovely feedback below from Kirsty at Woodland Spirits -

18.8.21 Kirsty, mum of 3, invited me to assist at her "Woodland Spirits" Forest School which is in Reigate, Surrey, UK. It has been a truly magical, collaborative experience. We've documented our stories over on our Instagram pages. You may like to read them too - Kirsty's - Jane's

4.8.21 Why Did Matisse Make His Snail From Paper? Read on


8.8.21 I'm excited to share that I am officially an author! And the amazing book that I have co-written will be out soon.

Meanings Over Milestones is a little book with a big mission: to inspire a world where life meaning is just as important as life milestones and to raise money to support global grassroots projects tackling children's emotional well-being.

It's a collection of over sixty stories from mums - writers and amateurs alike - sharing messages of beliefs, values, purpose and passion for their children.

It's an anthology of hope, transformation, love and so much more. And it will make you reflect, weep or affirm "me too" on every turn of a page.

More soon!

With gratitude to Angharad Davies for making it all happen


Our book is now in paper back and made it to number 1 across 8 categories on Amazon. Read more here.

21.07.21 "Do you ever feel like your brain is too busy to focus on your work? I’m an avid user of To Do lists for getting my busy thoughts on paper, computer, or phone without compromising productivity. Truth be told, I’m also an avid loser and rewriter of said To Do list… I digress." said Dee Read on


7.7.21 More like Rio? Or standing at the door of the pink flamingo? What's your favourite item of clothing that makes you feel invincible?

For me, it's my dungees.

As a child I wore them too. They were a great match with my denim hat which I used to pin badges onto - it was a cool look, honest.

Sometimes we can imagine putting on a special outfit even if we actually don't.

We can be invisibly invisible.

4.7.21 Saturday's update includes a link about education reform.

2.7.21

"This Is How You Meditate!"

Random Dialogues with Four Year Olds

23.06.21 How do you model problem solving skills with your kids?

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6813227660253122560


22.06.21 Did you have a teacher or tutor that made a difference in your life?

Have you ever said thank you?

https://mailchi.mp/d785f22d3135/i-dont-think-you-realise-the-impact

More blogs over here

26.12.21 What Is The Point of Boxing Day?

By the way I found little evidence of boxing... read on.