Jude's Journal

March 22, 2021
Resist

verb withstand the action or effect of The verb resist comes from the Latin word resistere, meaning “to take a stand,” or “withstand.” Resistance is all about putting up walls or creating boundaries be they mental, physical, philosophical, emotional, or otherwise — a means of defending ourselves against a threat. Even in crafts such as silk painting, resists are used to […]

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September 17, 2020
Resilience

During the earlier months of lockdown I was able to get back into running, after a year of not running due to injury. It feels great to be running again! I run twice a week, 3 laps (5k) each time around the most beautiful park that is right on my doorstep.     But it's […]

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August 16, 2020
Macro

I love visiting my Mum and Dad’s garden.  Dad has ‘green fingers’ and despite nearing 80 years, he still works hard to sustain the organic life and beauty of his acre plot.     I moved here when I was 12 years old, from town to country, and while I only spent 6 years here, […]

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July 18, 2020
Honour

In many ways it’s an old-fashioned word …. ‘Honour’. To me it invokes impressions of chivalry, courage, daring, respect duly paid. I particularly like the 1755 definition in A Dictionary of the Enlish Language which defines honour as “having several senses, the first of which was "nobility of soul, magnanimity, and a scorn of meanness". This […]

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