donkey
Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Managing change by shaking off and stepping up

The phrase “change is the only constant” has never been more apt than in the current environment where we constantly hear stories about cuts, increased

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victorian cotton spinner mule
Fiction
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Apprentice

Little Jinny Fallon ‘ad ‘er arm taken off in the mule. Blood spurting everywhere like water from the pump in the yard, spraying up the

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playing cards
Fiction
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Life in the present tense

It was the cards I noticed first this morning. Each one neatly placed on the windowsill. Carefully butted up against the thin line of mastic

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words
Creative Writing
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Trying my hand at poetry

I can’t remember the last time I wrote a poem, most probably it was during creative writing at school. And I have to hold my

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Fiction
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Be the change #FridayFiction

‘Hands up if you can tell me what “be the change” means?’ Lucy looked around the class trying to size up those most likely to

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

The space between thoughts

The role of ‘thought’ in our experience of life and the world around us has been a defining understanding over the last few years for

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eastgate street chester
Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Exercising your happiness muscle

I believe happiness is always ours. What I mean by that is that it’s always there, lurking in the background, but sometimes for some of

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

I identify as ‘human’

If I were a rabbit I would wear a rabbit fur. I’d hunker down on all fours. I’d nibble grass and would hide in my

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Programming your IPS – inner positioning system

We all have a perfect internal compass, one that consistently and accurately guides us in the right direction as we navigate this journey called ‘Life’.

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

The one perfect notebook to rule them all

I love a good notebook and I’ve been looking for the perfect notebook for many years. Even though I work in IT and have done

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

I have a dream

I have a dream. No this is not the start of Martin Luther King’s famous speech. Instead, it’s my take on a similar principle. I

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

The happiness factor

To be or not to be, that is the question? The opening line of Hamlet’s soliloquy is a memorable piece that you probably remember from

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Is it a threat?

You know what it’s like to encounter something new for the first time. There’s a moment of surprise, perhaps even shock, before the eye starts

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Creative Writing
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

The guru, the hero, the lover and me

Back in 2012, I was a member of Toastmasters International at my local club, Casterbridge Speakers, in Dorchester. I’d written and given many speeches in

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Life
Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Whose truth is it anyway?

I woke up this morning with the title of this blog post pounding a drumbeat in my head and had to write it down immediately.

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