This guest blog is by Peter Dray My friend Krish and his wife Miriam are foster parents. Krish tells of how, one day, the phone rang, requesting a placement. “Do you have space for a three-year-old?” they were asked. “Parents have gone AWOL. We don’t know much about him, but apparently he’s a biter. AreContinue reading “Kindness matters”
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Youth and children’s work in COVID19
Community in a Crisis hosted a training event for youth and children’s workers. We had a panel sharing their experience of online church in #COVID19. The panel included; Tamar Pollard from Grace Church, Phil Moore from Cornerstone Nottingham, Katherine Trollope from Above Bar Church Southampton, Liam Brocken from Christchurch Southampton, Jess Ann Jenner Jubilee Church,Continue reading “Youth and children’s work in COVID19”
Can we enjoy ourselves in a Pandemic?
I’m at home on a warm spring day. I’m sitting in a deck chair on my new fake turf. The paddling pool is set up and the BBQ coals are on. But I’m struggling to enjoy myself. I know I’m not alone in this, many of my friends are asking similar questions. How we canContinue reading “Can we enjoy ourselves in a Pandemic?”
Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?
This guest blog is from Gwen Montgomery Early in the days of Covid19 lockdown, like others, I had a lot of concerns, particularly as we are away from home on a sabbatical in Vancouver. The worst times for me were those days when things were changing fast, every three hours it seemed, as decisions toContinue reading “Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?”
Hope in loneliness
Our guest blog is from Rosamund O’Donnell I was lonely. I just didn’t realise it. I was used to moving around. This time, I moved to a completely new city for work. It was a great job, therefore I didn’t mind the unsociable hours. I honestly couldn’t work out what was wrong. The waves ofContinue reading “Hope in loneliness”
Finding Freedom: Domestic violence
This blog post has been written by a guest contributor who has elected to remain anonymous. Trigger Warning: Alcoholism and domestic abuse To all the men, woman and children in domestic abuse settings during lockdown searching for hope. Dad* was drinking again. As per normal, he went to my sister’s room to verbally berate her.Continue reading “Finding Freedom: Domestic violence”
Reach Puppets in lockdown
Puppets… aren’t they just for kids? That’s a question that we’ve heard so many times! But we’re convinced that although they may often be aimed at children, the big kids (a.k.a. the adults) love and learn from them too! Many different ideas will come into your head when you hear of puppets, whether that’sContinue reading “Reach Puppets in lockdown”
Contagion phobia or what?
This guest blog is by Steve Sturman a Neurologist specialising in Neurorehabilitation It used to be just unlucky people caught up in accidents, terrorist attacks or distant wars but things have changed. All the givens have been moved and now life is strange and different. How do we react? What does this all mean forContinue reading “Contagion phobia or what?”
Learning from the experts in the new normal
Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”
Zoom for Beginners
Guest blog from Gareth Leaney What is Zoom? Zoom is a service that allows lots of people to connect to each other at the same time. It works on a computer, a laptop, a tablet or a phone. If you have a microphone and a camera, other people can see and hear you too (dependingContinue reading “Zoom for Beginners”