Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jokes of the year 2015

h⃣a⃣p⃣p⃣y⃣ n⃣e⃣w⃣ y⃣e⃣a⃣r⃣

* and all the BlobTree materials major in communication / Mental Health / Well Being

…lots of #media recently here in the #UK 
re #MentalHealth and especially 
#suicide amongst men.

SUICIDE it the biggest cause of death for #men under 45.

12 MEN every day commit suicide in the UK and all the BlobTree materials major in 
and especially relating to #mentalHealth / Talking about #FEELINGS - 
for all ages.
DIP into the source here
see a wide range of #tools and #experience using one. #MAGICAL in #communication



Blob Tree Magnetic Board - Emotional Learning activities

My BlobTree and My Playground Board and Magnetic Packs

The magnets have been designed to allow teachers, teaching assistants, family learning mentors, ELSAs, SENCOs, youth workers etc. to work closely with an individual, group or class to explore their ‘emotions/feelings’ (including the main basic emotions such as; happy, sad, angry & afraid). 

It may be that a facilitator may wish to look at how a child/adult is feeling at that moment in time or the pack can be used to examine how pupils would feel in certain situations/scenarios. 
Many of the pictures can be applied as a number of different emotions leading to a discussion between the facilitator and individual/s.

Our My BlobTree & My Playground pack contains a double sided (62 x 42 cm) board and magnetic pack containing 64 different picture magnets – costing only £145. 
A full lesson plan and pop lock folder is included with each pack. 
This innovative product allows users to explore their feelings using the picture magnets provided. 
The Blob Tree is an internationally recognised tool, and when assembled on the magnetic board can be assembled as part of a display. 
The Blob Playground is an effective tool to help children discuss the main place each day where conflicts arise.

Our School sized carry case and Easel work well with this product.

This has been produced in partnership with Ian Long & Pip Wilson – 

Wrightype Design, 38 Fairclough Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 2RN | Tel: 01253 820458 | © Copyright Wrightype Design 2011


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Give up being perfect - join me in open vulnerability

"The thing that is really hard, 
and really amazing, 
is giving up on being perfect 
and beginning the work 
of becoming yourself." 
– Anna Quindlen


I don't want to send a cliche 'wishes' ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
or 'happy' kind a stuff. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
I do send you wishes of wonder♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
as you step into a brand new year.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
What you desire♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
to be♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
to become♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
I wish for you.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
And may you find LOVE♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
as never found before.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Here's to your year♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
with love love love♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ BHP

Yesterday I started off driving my car with 5 year old Conniepops in her back seat / child seat.

I started off driving my car
with 5 year old Conniepops 
in her back seat / child seat.

We conversed as we travelled.
She said she didn’t like me
saying ‘Cockers’ when referring to her.
(Cockers is a Northern/ UK term
derived from ‘Cock’ which is 
another friendly name often
spilling from my mouth. 
Its a bit like the Midlands
‘Me-Duck’ often used in cafe’s
“What would you like me-duck?)

We only had a 10/15 minute drive 
ahead of us so I moved the subject 
along and said::
"I would like to thank my arms, 
or always being by side. 

My legs, 
for always supporting me, 
& my fingers…
because I can always count on them."

Conniepops immediately came back 
at me and said::
“I would like to thank my brain
for helping me to think.
I would like to thank my
ears for helping me to hear
I would like to thank my
mouth for helping me to speak….  "
and on she went covering her
hair/nose/toes/fingers ………..

“How do you know about the brain?”
I asked and she started to tell me 
where it was and it’s functionality!

I was astounded by her knowledge
and her conversational level.

I just wanted share this 
wondrous life experience.

I love her so much.

Pip Wilson


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

h⃣a⃣p⃣p⃣y⃣ n⃣e⃣w⃣ y⃣e⃣a⃣r⃣ from Wilson Mansions

h⃣a⃣p⃣p⃣y⃣ n⃣e⃣w⃣ y⃣e⃣a⃣r⃣♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ 
I don't want to send a cliche 'wishes' ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
or 'happy' kind a stuff. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
I do send you wishes of wonder♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
as you step into a brand new year.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
What you desire♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
to be♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
to become♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
I wish for you.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
And may you find LOVE♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
as never found before.♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Here's to your year♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
with love love love♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ BHP


Blessings for the New Year 'Blessed are those who see Love in the eyes of the forgotten'

Blessed are the lost and confused, for admitting what the rest of us deny

Blessed are the paranoid for they will realise they were right all along

Blessed are the addicts, for they will be able to release themselves

Blessed are the welcoming and friendly, for they will be welcomed by many friends

Blessed are those who are cursed by bad luck, for their number will finally come up

Blessed are they who find they cannot believe, for they will find honesty is a fruit of the Spirit

Blessed are those willing to go the second mile, for they will get a lift

Blessed are those who see Love in the eyes of the forgotten, for they will find Love gazing back at them

Blessed are those who use foreign names for God, for one day we will all speak in tongues.

Blessed are those who have lost their life, for they will find  Life comes looking for them

Blessed are those with a roof over their heads,

food on the table, work that rewards and friends to rely on,

for there isn’t much more anyone can ask for

Blessed are those who find the poetry in religion,

for they will find a divine rhyme in the ordinary and everyday

Blessed are all of us who are found wanting, for we will all be found wanted.


Pip Wilson in 'The Backstreets of Heaven'

The Backstreets of Heaven

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Pip is no stranger to books having written his early journey through youth work in the classic, 'Gutter Feelings' (also available on this website), amongst many others. In 'The Backstreets of Heaven', Pip explores his approaches to seeing the whole person develop through the wisdom of years. We can spend our lives doing, or being human… or as Pip describes, becoming human. This book explores that journey through words, reflections and illustrations. A book to inspire and challenge!

Monday, December 28, 2015

You let the cat in and .......

But I knew what would happen: 
you let a cat in one time, 
give it a little milk, 
and then it stays forever.

My /OUR Joy to the world at Christmas

Every Day She Said ‘Hello’ To This Homeless Man. But One Day He Handed Her A Piece Of Paper…

His name is Ramundo Arruda Sobrinho and for 35 years, this 77-year-old homeless man spent his days doing his passion: writing poetry and short stories.

But his work remained completely invisible to the world until one day in 2011, he befriended a woman named Shalla. The video below is a critically acclaimed documentary called “The Conditioned” and it tells the incredibly story of Ramundo’s life and how it changed after giving Shalla one of his poems. Shalla was so touched by Ramundo’s poetry that she started a Facebook page to share his work with the world. What happened next is nothing short of a miracle.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

HALF of Councils in England hit child and adolescent mental health.

Half the councils in England had cut or frozen budgets for 

child and adolescent mental health 
between 2010-11 and 2014-15. 

A health select committee report last year warned that 
"in many areas early intervention services are being cut or are suffering from
insecure or short-term funding”. 

This month it was revealed that the number of children 
being placed on adult wards because of a shortage of beds 
on children's wards had increased by 10% this year.

SHOCKING mores because the NHS is under so much pressure especially hospitals.

Vikki Lucy Counsellor says::  
And when they get there 
(if you can actually get them there) 
A&E are too busy to do anything, 
and there's no one from CAMHS available to see them. 


When the star in the sky is gone, When the Kings and Princes are home ......

Words by 
Robert Garbett

When the star in the sky is gone,
When the Kings and Princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks
The real work of Christmas begins.

To find the lost
To heal the broken
To feed the hungry
To release the prisoners
To rebuild the nations
To bring peace among brothers
To make music in the heart.

Warm season's greetings to you all - health and happiness in


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day reflection from WILSON Mansions.

Through acts of sharing
we know
and we are known.

Level Five Communication
Opening ..............

It is like sharing Christmas gifts.
Sharing self is the greatest gift to share
I feel it is a privilege when someone shares L5 with me.

What if you receive a Christmas present
beautifully packaged
bright coloured paper
"To you - from ......."
What if it remains unopened?

If someone shares self with us
Level Five
and we don't feel it
and we don't open it 
- open to it ........

Communication fails
the breath of life
the oxygen of life

Relationships cannot exist without communication
exchanging gifts
otherwise become a
human loner
and a
human loner
does not exist.

The smallest presents are the best.
The first Christmas present -
an example.

What if that present


Friday, December 25, 2015


In the Face of Christmas

Let us ask God for a good Christmas:
that no powerful nation
should tax the poor
or uproot them;

that no unmarried mother
should be put away in disgrace;

that no door will be shut
on those that need to find it open;

that shepherds and sheep and all of nature
need not be afraid;

that walls, barbed wire and angry soldiers
may not be found in Bethlehem;

that we will stop building walls
to keep people in and people out

that wise men and wise women 
might appear in Wales, in Scotland, in Ireland, in England,
in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Syria, in the whole of Europe
and in our street.

that children can be safe in schools around the world
that guns and weapons of war may not be seen as toys

that children may be preserved
from those who would abuse them;

that this Christmas,
that your home a stable
and the rumour become a reality
that The Divine has come among us.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal praise U2: 'They completely took care of us'

Eagles of Death Metal praise U2: 'They completely took care of us'

The band open up following the Paris terror attacks

By Kendra Becker | Entertainment Reporter
Dec 23, 2015 | 11:32
Eagles of Death Metal have praised U2 for the lengths they went to to care for them following the Paris terror attacks that took place at their gig in the Bataclan Theatre.
The US rockers were left traumatised after audience members were killed and injured at their gig in the French capital on November 13, an event that left 130 people dead.
The band has now spoken out on the kindness U2 has shown them after the attacks – offering their stage to them at the Irish rock band’s rescheduled Paris gig earlier this month.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, singer Jesse Hughes said: “U2 were trying to make sure we didn’t have something in us killed.”
“They would have accomplished their goal if they had just performed the song with us.
“They didn’t have to give us the stage for the last song. And they did. They took care of us completely,” he said.
Jesse also revealed revealed that Bono sent him a phone with a note telling him to call his mother the day after the Paris terror attacks.
“Bono knows that I’m a Christian, and he also knows I’m a mama’s boy,” he admitted.
u2 and eagles
United: U2 shared their stage with Eagles of Death Metal weeks after terror attacks | INSTAGRAM
“The very next day (after the attack), a courier came with a phone that had a note that said: ‘This is from Bono. Make sure you call your mom.’ I thought that was awesome.
“It was the first time that I really got to talk to my mom without being in a police station, and that meant the whole world to me at that moment,” he added.
“Then Bono called because I needed advice. I felt like the best person to ask for advice on how to deal with this is someone who’s rubbed elbows with world leaders. 
And he just prayed with me on the phone.”


Three lifejackets - two adult, one infant - hang from the boat ..............

If you’re in London in the next few weeks 
the spirit of Christmas has turned up at 
in Arabella Dorman’s artwork Flight. 

The fragile, deflated dinghy hanging low from the roof of the church, 
carried 62 people, mainly Syrian, from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. They were rescued by the Greek coastguard after their outboard motor failed and the dinghy, designed for 15, started to take on water.

Three lifejackets - two adult, one infant - hang from the boat, 
a reminder that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were away to Egypt as refugees, not long after they were away in the manger. 

All 62 people were rescued from this dinghy - 
3,100 others lost their lives on the same perilous journey this year.

There’s a tradition of hanging boats from church ceilings. 
The word 'nave' is rooted in the Latin NAVIS or ‘ship’... 
on a good day the ship of fools is refuge on stormy seas.

Lucy Winkett, the vicar of St James’s Church Piccadilly, says, 
'Whatever the Victorian carols might say about oxen and midwinter snow, the approaching story of Christmas is of Mary and Joseph becoming refugees after giving birth in dangerous circumstances to a baby who grew up to change the course of world history. 

And the coming festival declares that the birth of Christ expresses something unutterably beautiful and redemptive about the renewing presence of God in the world. 
The real Christmas celebrates the divine in a humanity that is both messy and miraculous, 
a festival by no means sanitised from the blood and tears of the world. 
And this real Christmas story 
is this year is being played out in front of us 
in family after family climbing into boats to flee from tyranny.'

by Martin Wroe


Manger Force be with you

There may be trouble ahead