In 1992, whilst backpacking in Australia I visited my forward-thinking Uncle Chris and family, who had set up a hydroponic lettuce farm. I helped out for a couple of days.
9.9.22 He'd only just returned from Pakistan
29.8.22 I'd just popped out on my bike to Peaslake Fair to see Pete and the bees and bought these:
3.8.22 A Random Dialogue from Philip Parker @parkerpj01 Hi Jane I attach musings inspired by the recent/current heatwave and a pioneering book that celebrates its 60th birthday and has influenced many. Plus pic of book jacket:
“The Great Abstract Swindle” by the artist living in the shadows
"The Whole Tooth" by the artist living in the shadows
12.6.22 "No Regrets"
9.6.22 "Protecting Our Pollinators" with Peter Smith
Over 50% of the earth's insects have disappeared since the 1970s & 41% of those remaining are threatened with extinction.
Peter will be sharing a talk called "Protecting Our Pollinators" at ZERO in Guildford on Friday 10th June from 7.30 pm. 14 Friary Street GU1 4EH.
He has also written a blog for this week’s Random Dialogues, Friday 6:08 am newsletter.
8.5.22 Georgia, Jacqui and Rachel warming up ahead of their 5K swim for this weekend's swimathon at Guildford Lido for Cancer Research and Marie Curie. Click here to read why Rachel is supporting these great causes. Where are you called to dare to make a difference?
8.5.22 Why plant Hawthorn - Crataegus Monogyna? via the Woodland Trust:-
7.5.22 ⚡ WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? @zerocarbonguildford? A random dialogue with Neil, a local Surrey activist from @greenpeaceuk VIDEO HERE
copy via ZERO, Guildford ⤵️
"We're sick of all the plastic pollution! And we're going to do something about it!
ZERO are supporting @greenpeaceuk and Everyday Plastic in The Big Plastic Count and it's maybe the easiest thing for you to get involved with that will make a MAJOR impact.
It's simple: count all your single use plastics between 16 - 22 May. That's it! When the week is over, all the figures will be tallied and Greenpeace will use this information to lobby the government to reduce single use plastic in the UK by 50% AND stop exporting our plastics to other countries.
We need as many households, schools and businesses in our community to sign up! Let's show the govt that this is an issue for us and we're prepared to do something about it!
So please, please register to count your plastics for just ONE week, tag us in a post about your involvement, and let's support each other to reduce our plastic consumption in #Guildford and #Surrey.
7.5.22 Excited to have just qualified as a "Ramblers Wellbeing Walk Leader"
24.4.22 NATURE SMALL WAYS TO HELP "Conserving our natural environment can seem daunting and out of our control, but each of us can make a meaningful difference with a handful of small personal choices" by Alex Rose
Full article in this quarter's Burpham Pages, link in comments.
via Alex's mum Katerina Rose
20.4.22 My mate Tom loved this Brompton bike. He used to go on about it but I didn't pay too much attention to his, "Blah blah Brompton this, blah blah Brompton that."
Tom passed away a couple of years ago and his partner (my mother in law) recently gave it to me. She just knew.
I love its lightness, ease of carrying and it is great fun to ride.
Much that I missed my electric bike's boost button on Greenwich Hill today, it wasn't as much as I missed my mate Tom.
I've definitely become a blah blah Brompton.
Pay attention to the small, foldable things in life.
19.4.22 Jo Didn't Know breaking the silence on menopause
14.4.22 Morning Cycle
10.4.22 Why Cycling Is Bad For You
10.4.22 8 things I learned On Today’s Cycling Adventure
7.4.22 The hardest thing about educating people about what you do is not always knowing what you do yourself.
What a to DO!
Many businesses are on multiple platforms, and their marketing messages are often inconsistent and unclear.
This week, I caught up with Clive, who I'd met at "My Team" hosted by Keith Grover.
Clive's a fantastic inconsistency spotter (note to self).
CLICK to read one of his recent articles, and check out his consistent newsletters (no pressure!).
30.3.22 An exciting delivery
27.3.22 In this video, Marc Jarret shares the power of virtual networking during a panel session at the UK Startup Funding Conference at the University of Surrey in Guildford UK.
At the time of writing this, March 27th 2022, Marc runs 230 WhatsApp groups to facilitate virtual business networking. These cover a wide range of subjects such as Real-Estate, M&A, Commodities, eCommerce, Automotive, construction, fashion, all kinds of tech, Powerful Women – you name it, there’s a WhatsApp group for everyone!
Here's an article he's written called "Virtual Business Networking For Dummies"
With thanks to Marc for inviting me to the start-up funding event at the Surrey University, in Guildford UK.
It was good to connect and catch up with various attendees. I look forward to the next one.
More about this event and other panelists and speakers here.
#startup #ukstartupfunding #guildford #wattsapgroups #ukstartupfundingconference
9.1.21 There is something soothing and settling simply sitting together in a circle. Even better outdoors.
4.1.21 Super Feedback from today's "Canva For Beginners Level 2" zoom training:
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.
14.12.21 Is Education Upside Down?
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
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.
25.10.21 The Number 8
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
5.9.21 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.
19.8.21 So grateful for the lovely feedback below from Kirsty at Woodland Spirits -