Sunday, 9 December 2012


I came across this recently and thought it worth sharing...

You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.

Erin from 'A Dress a Day'

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Each Day is ...

"Each day is a fresh page. Write on it what you will."  
                               -  Jo Edwards,  17th August 2012, Isle of Lewis

Thursday, 16 August 2012


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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A new member for our Team

The LEC is pleased to announce that we have a new member of our Team, Claire.

 Claire has taken over responsibility for liaising with students wishing to enrol onto our accredited training courses as well as those people wishing to attend our Workshops. Claire is already proving herself to be a valued member and we are all wondering how we managed without her. Claire's official title is Administrative & Examinations Officer and she will be pleased to help you with your enquiries and queries.

Please note that Claire works part time but she willl make every effort to attend to your enquiries as quickly as possible.

Claire can be contacted on 07546 636373
or e-mail

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Invitation

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

For the complete poem see Oriah's website

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Respect your fellow human beings, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. ~ Bill Bradley

Saturday, 7 April 2012


'People who exhibit excellence are like a man who spends endless hours day after day for many months carving a 30-foot marble statue that will be placed in the middle of the town square. After nearly a year, his work is almost complete. But one day, while putting the final touches on the face of the statue, the chisel slips creating a small scratch on the statue’s nose. Without hesitation, the artisan stops his work and begins carving a new statue from a fresh block of marble. When asked why he started over when people wouldn't notice such a tiny flaw from so high up, he simply states, “I will know.” ' Amy Miller