Wednesday, March 31, 2021


A few years ago, a distressed woman stood on the platform at Embankment Tube station in London. 

Trains passed, but she didn’t get on. 
She just stood and listened as the announcements played, 
“Mind the gap”. 

She approached the staff and asked why the voice had gone. 
Which voice, they wondered. 
Then she explained that she meant the man who usually said, 'Mind the Gap’. 
The voice had changed. Someone different was saying those words. 
The staff explained that the announcement system had been updated and a new actor had been used to voice, 
“Mind the gap.”They asked why it was so important. 

"That voice was my husband," she replied. 
The woman was Dr Margaret McCollum, and the voice was her late husband, actor Oswald Laurence, who had died a few years earlier. 
She had found comfort in hearing his voice making the announcements while she waited for her train, but now it was gone. 
Moved by her distress, staff eventually managed to track down the old recording. 
They gave Margaret a CD and they  started using his voice again on the Northern Line platform at Embankment Station. 
Margaret was delighted. 

The Easter story has a gap. 
The gap between Good Friday and Easter Sunday must have seemed like the biggest, darkest gaping hole in human history. 
The Light of the World had been extinguished, Jesus Christ had been crucified and all hope had left the world. 
But like Dr McCollum, Mary Magdalene heard the voice of her loved one again when she met the risen Jesus at the empty tomb, calling her name, and her hope was restored. 
  Margaret McCollum won’t see her husband this side of heaven, but she is comforted by hearing his voice. In a world full of social distance, of essential isolation and reliance on technology to see and hear our loved ones, it seems as if there are many gaps. Searching for comfort in the voice of God is something we can do to fill that gap and to stay connected to him until all this is over. Stay safe and mind the gap. 

Spirit Mind the Gap by Penny Culliford, 
Chaplain at YMCA Thames Gateway 

The Blob Guide to Children’s Human Rights - how it all started in a 'passionate for JUSTICE' School


The Blob Guide to Children’s Human Rights



The Blob Guide to Children's Human Rights

By Pip Wilson (Author)Ian Long (Author)
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The Blob Guide to Children’s Human Rights

ByPip Wilson, Ian Long
Edition1st Edition 
First Published2021 
eBook Published17 November 2020 
Pub. locationLondon 
Pages128 pages 
eBook ISBN9781003096641 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Blob Tree - EVERYTHING you need to know - The Blobs are COMMUNICATION TOOLS

The best place to discover all the 

These BLOB TREE MATERIALS are like Body Language - when we speak without words!
Here we have TOOLS for the best of communication which can be understood by people who can read any language or NO language. Here we have the language of the soul.

These Blob Tools are being developed as I work with different kinds of beautiful humans week on week. There are over a thousand and increasing regularly as they manage to get into all sorts of of situations - schools/classrooms - street/gangs - playgrounds/behaviour more and more.

See the special BLOB SHOP and my dedicated page on for many more details.

There are Blob Tools with differing purposes because they are flexible for your use!

The Blob Tree Materials were developed in my work in the East  London in the 80's when I was working with young people who could not or would not read.
I led a large Teams of Youth Workers as we worked with young people in hostels, gangs, youth projects including lots of group work.

The Blob Tree is used all over the world.Now I am a Facilitator/Trainer/Group Worker operating freelance worlwide click HERE

All about helping people to open up and develop and grow ........

I use many of them in my work every week with humans who struggle with life. I love Group Work and find that creating the right climate of trust and easing humans into self revelation is the most beautiful experience in development terms.

I also use these tools, and other tools in the range of books, in Facilitation and Training Staff who work with special needs humans in the Voluntary and Corporate Sector.

A List of some of the Tools available at :: 


BLOB Growth Tree - helping people to place their finger on 
where they ARE - and 
where they would like to journey - TO BE.

MAGICAL EXPERIENCE especially in a group in any context 



2  Big Book of Blobs
'The Big Book of Blobs'  has over 50 x A4 size 'Blob Tree' type tools.
You have permission to photocopy for your own use in a face to face context.
There are many beautiful and powerful new tools here with permission to photocopy for personal use.

3  'You Are a Beautiful Human Person' BOOK.
This is a 'Mr Men' size book which has a few affirmative words alongside Blobs illustrations.
It is affirmative to the hilt with also a gentle/simple Christian emphasis.
Available from HERE

4  A3 Blob Tree Posters - 2 sets of Posters.
Four A3 size posters have been published too.
They are in colour and the pack has four different blob trees.
A booklet is part of the pack with ideas for use.
Not available from me.
Order online from:: HERE

There is four different Blob Trees x A5 size, in each set, produced in colour and on good quality/thick paper. Ideal to use in small group work.
Available from:: HERE

6  The Very Stinking Rolling Magazine Book .

This 250 page Book, published in 1991 by Harper Collins, has several 'Blob Tree' type images and 100+ Games and Exercises.
The are many unique tested Group Work ideas and tools plus a specialist guide indicating sensitivity when working those with with Humans with Special Needs - we all have abilities and disabilities!
This Book costs £10.00* which includes p&p.
eMail me via HERE

7  The Little Book of Blob Questions
Not only does it have The Blob Tree and 14 other Blob Tools, it has some ideas of how to use in a group context and several questions to trigger you own preparation for use.
AND this you can buy on line ::
Printed version or as a Download. HERE 

8  Blob Feelings - TWO BOOKS AVAILABLE
Full of Blob Tools which are much in demand by Counsellors, Educational Psychologists and Mediation Workers etc..
Includes the Blob Tree, Blob Feelings, Blob Depression, Blob Families,and many more.
Only available from HERE

9  Blob Spirituality - ONLY available online.
Blob Spirituality is a book of visual tools designed to enable deep conversations about issues which matter to people. 
Using the primary languages common to all people - body language and feelings - it provides the user with a means to explore issues as wide as bullying and change, through to Christmas and weddings. 
Take a look at the contents page to see the full range of visuals.
Available as a download or to buy as a book ONLY from:: HERE

10  Downloads or Books online::
These items are being added to regularly - feel free to take a peep .....
See also these to download or order online::


I am feeling this journey I am on - disturbing heart wrenching ........... the way to the CROSS.

 THE HUMAN BODY is an amazing masterpiece. 

With the senses, we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the world, drawing its mystery inside us. 
With the mind, we probe the eternal structures of things. 
With the face, we present ourselves to the world and recognize each other. 
But it is the heart that makes us human. 

John O'Donohue

Monday, March 29, 2021

Is your human spirit BEAUTIFUL ?

 The heart is where the beauty of the human spirit comes alive. 

Without the heart, the human would be sinister. 
To be able to feel is the great gift. 
When you feel for someone, you become united with that person in an intimate way; your concern and compassion come alive, drawing some of the other person's world and spirit into yours. 
Feeling is the secret bridge that penetrates solitude and isolation. 
Without the ability to feel, friendship and love could never be born. 
All feeling is born in the heart. 
This makes the human heart the true jewel of the world.

John O’Donohue

Sunday, March 28, 2021



No story so divine
never was love, dear King
never was grief like thine
This is my friend,
in whose sweet praise
I all my days
could gladly spend.

Jesus cried out ....
.......and died ....
.... and the curtains of the Temple 
where torn ........
So came the reflection to me
in the 'next to the Market' Church 


No separation now
none of this 'priest one side (next to God)
humans the other side
(next to no-body)'
This last breath act made it
no separateness
no VIP's
No ordinary humans
Freedom for all

that act of freedom
like the Passover
celebrating the freedom from Egypt
from Slavery there
was here delivered in that cry
that last breath

Freedom makes me weep
see my  

I dislike the word 'control'
love the word 'freedom'

I never give advice
I want to live to be a facilitator

that means 'helper'
never 'control'
freedom ..........


Saturday, March 27, 2021

You are so easy to love.


You are so easy to love.

AND I love it.

It is wondrous to be loved.

It lasts when we are distant.

Not in-touch.

BUT  ......................... it is so beautiful to be in a relationship of love.

It makes me totally aware that all others are not EASY TO LOVE

These my friends are the most need of love. Most need of ME & you LOVING.

I strive to love everyone when a little trigger in my brain/heart digs an elbow in my soul and I think 'This BHP is not very easy to love' - then a step beyond that - tells me that it is the behaviour - the language - the racist language - the anger spilling OR SPITTING over me, reminding me to love - expecting nothing in return.

So today I was reminded by someone I love - that I am loved and .......... I am so appreciative .............. THANK YOU ........

Friday, March 26, 2021

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I am not who I was .................


I am not who I was.
The meds I am on - drives me to sleep.
I sleep at nights better than I used to +
daytime I am drawn to sleep
even first thing our of bed in a morning.

This morning I was keen to catch the  
Australian rugby league game on TV.
I felt sleepy all the game = not enjoyable, only regrettable.

I am not communicating well
Even my best of friends
Unanswered emails
Even phone calls

I am not in day in day out in pain as I was.
I apologise to you for my lack of communication.
I feel the love between us
both ways
that’s why I apologise 

This where I am at. 
Not complete. 
On a journey. 

A road less travelled
Join me?

Please consider taking one thought away from my reflections.
Consider transposing that one thing into your life -
that next step you will take
Consider what you plan to do with that seed.
Keep it as a secret ’going forward’ consideration
Feedback and your life reflections - are always always welcome.

Our daily walk does me good.
I would love when it gets warmer - to rest on the longer way.

From the desk of


Be honest - asking you a question?

Thursday, March 25, 2021

5 A DAY for EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT - by your Emotion Detective


'Presence and availability
are the essence of love'
Gabriel Marcel 

Apart from anger at injustice,
which motivates social action,
anger can often be so destructive
to an individual and relationships.

It all comes out of the Hard Drive
in our head = the Brain.
Emotions travel faster to the HD
than the thought process.
More-so in adolescence.

In certain situations the anger fades quickly.
Others live with it for much longer.

I believe and experience many humans 
becoming aware and skilled in this area.
Emotional Intelligence can be developed.

My work with groups is a challenge. 
Not only do I aim to communicate 
but I aim to create an environment and opportunity 
for everyone there to communicate. 
Yes listening! 
Yes verbally and non-verbally 
expressing themselves. 

In my own life I know that managing emotions needs 
continuous opportunities to articulate them with others.

Many professional struggle with their own emotions
including anger management.
In their work and private lives.

Five significant Anger management tips ::

1   Every time you feel a feeling, give it a name. 
This may sound strange because we have feelings every mili-second but 
I am referring to the feelings which stand out from the crowd. 
The special pleasant one and more important, 
the not so positive one. 
This act of naming feelings will develop emotional literacy 
- inner you, the important you. 
The emotionally literate you.

2   Capture the strength of a feeling when you feel it. 
Hold it in your hand so to speak. 
Note it. 

Speak it or at least write it down.
Use it as a tool. 
A learning tool.

Try not to control it, 
suppress it, 
but manage it.

3  Give special attention to the anger, jealousy, envy and negative feelings generally.
Turn the emotion inside-out to examination it. 
Take it by the throat and use the energy to understand it. 
Reverse it into a positive feeling - use it. 
Do something with it. 
When I watch a movie or TV and see a fictitious character, 
or a real life person, whose behaviour or attitude I don't like,
I ask why? Why don't I? What are my feelings? 
What is the behaviour? Why is this person behaving this way?
I am taking the energy from my own emotions and using it.

4   If you only spend time with humans just like yourself 
- same social strata, it will be harder to develop emotionally. 
Deliberately spend time with those who are different thanyou. 
The more extreme the better. 
Do the above with them. Learn from them.
Working with 'the hard to reach' is a great challenge 
but massive in terms of learning.

5   All feelings are yours - not another persons. 
Feelings inside you are yours. 
"He made me feel angry" cannot be a correct statement 
because nobody makes us feel. They come from inside us.
We feel. They behave. They have attitudes. 
They can be nasty or beautiful. 
Both ends of the spectrum can stimulate our feelings. 
And - they, family, friends, colleagues, clients - in helping relationships 
need a human in their lives who are getting to grips with their own 
emotions - including ANGER.