My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

My list for the week…

The fact that my diary entries have become infrequent does not mean that I’m sat twiddling my thumbs.  Far from it, as a glance at my list for the week shows.  The jobs range from raking the path to the river to reading the reading the Warrell Report on Guidance to Minimising Microbial Food Safety Hazards.  My shopping lists might appear mundane with nothing more exciting than Wellington boots and fuel for the water pump.  However, hidden between the lines are projects that offer new challenges and new horizons.  If only they could be revealed, you would find that my list is every bit as exciting as the Tony Buzan “Mind Map” that I use as one of the props for my Creative Thinking Workshops.


  1. We used Mind Maps a lot at the school where I was Head. My son still uses them when he is decision making, but he has the app for it now!

  2. Happy New Year, my dear boy. I don't supposed that Mr Postman has arrived with a battery for you yet?

  3. Come on - get blogging again (and don't say you are too busy)

  4. What's the matter? Nothing happening in D/ca?