Author: Jonathan Lord

Playing in a field

Children need to play

The Telegraph published an article a year ago or so, Children as young as five suffering from depression. In the same article the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said that 8,000 children below the age of 10 are estimated to suffer from severe depression and that children under 5 can suffer from depression, yet […]


The spring spawn

As spring tries to blow its way in its definitely time to venture out more often and for longer. The chill in the air is less so, and as Anna has reminded me so many times, “it’s not the wrong weather, but the wrong sort of clothing.” The small pond, and I mean small, in […]


A beautiful thing…

…is never perfect. So states the postcard that sits above my bedside table, and the more I think about it the truer it becomes. I often try to explain to my kids that in creating something we need to plan how we go about it; things don’t just simply appear, despite the modern world’s pursuit at instant […]