March 15th 2019 (Releasing Song)

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Last night I was leafing through a diary I kept while in New Zealand back in 2014…..beginning to plan a trip for early next year to see my wonderful family again. I revisited some of the beautiful Maori poetry I’d collected during my travels. This one touched me deeply:   “Flowing water of tears Bringing […]

March 2nd 2019  (Nature’s Orchestra)

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The rain dwindles on this overcast Sunday afternoon as I head out to the woods. A brisk walk outside always brings me a sense of calm and perspective, especially when there’s some difficult news to digest. I stop in a deserted clearing and hear the droplets of rain as a gentle rhythm track to the […]

24th February 2019 (The Wig and Conch)

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In 1988 I went to a “Wig” party in North London wearing a lustrous blond creation borrowed from my friend Dave! An impromptu competition spontaneously developed as the night drew on – the hostess started awarding scores to her motley crew of mates for their hairpieces. Realising she needed some prizes, she began plucking random […]

10th February 2019  (The Sunday Review)

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I enjoyed an informal Sunday brunch meet with our marketing guru Beth this afternoon – in one of my favourite café “offices” in Essex. A discussion about brand awareness, publicity materials and the importance of sustainable company ethics ensued as we munched on roast chicken panini. I agreed it was vital as part of the […]

Winter Music Notes 2018

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Dear Thorpe Magazine Readers – 2018 is quickly evaporating as we approach yet another C…..mas – (can’t quite bring myself to spell it out yet!!), and I have to admit to missing scribing for your mag over the past few months – so here I am with you again, to see the year out! This […]