Giant Oak
Published: March 4th, 2021 by theatretrain

Giant Oak

Last autumn I picked up an acorn from the local green. It went into an old jam jar with some kitchen roll and a touch of Miracle Grow. As spectacular as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ it started to grow within a few days. The roots it sent out were amazing and before long there was […]

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Overthinking
Published: February 25th, 2021 by theatretrain

Overthinking

Have you ever met a life complicator? Someone who takes something fairly straight forward and makes it massively more detailed than it needs to be. You know the type – you introduce an idea or a new concept and they want to know every little thing and how X fits with Y and then asks “Why […]

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I Want to be a Star
Published: February 18th, 2021 by theatretrain

I Want to be a Star

Secretly there might be a bit of wishful thinking in many of us. As they say ‘aim for the moon and you might hit the stars.’ I see no harm in thinking big and having ambition. But what is it about being a star that people are looking for? “That level of attention is a […]

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All is Clothed with White
Published: February 11th, 2021 by theatretrain

All is Clothed with White

And we had the winter snowfall. I bet most of us remember a childhood where one morning we looked out of the window and saw the world transformed. Different sounds, different sights; magical and in a way mysterious. I’m old enough to remember a winter where the snow and ice persisted for 3 months. Nothing […]

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Listen Up – Express Yourself
Published: February 4th, 2021 by theatretrain

Listen Up – Express Yourself

This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s focus is “Express Yourself.” The Duchess of Cornwall went as far as to say that children and young people should express themselves through music, drama and art to boost their mental health and find things that make them feel good about themselves. Well in […]

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