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Somewhere we can be ourselves

Somewhere we can be ourselves

24 October 2017

Following on from Vikie's guest post, here's one from Neil – another of our former speakers – on the subject of 'home'. It would be easy to leap straight to a cliché about home...  There's no place like it. It's where the heart is. It's people, not a place. And it's a good place to hang hats and bring bacon. It makes sense that the idea of home attracts clichés: it's incredibly important. As humans, we instinctively create home wherever we are. Even...

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A place that just feels ‘right’

A place that just feels ‘right’

17 October 2017

We invited Vikie Shanks, who spoke at the very first TEDxLeamingtonSpa, to share her thoughts on 'home'. Home! Where the heart is? Where I hang my hat? A place of safety? All of these things and so much more. But, really, isn’t home about family?  Maybe not our genetic family, although in an ideal world our immediate family would also be our best friends and I’m very happy to say that the eight of us are, indeed, best friends!  But, if that hasn’t worked out, we always have the opportunity to...

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How many of these quotes about ‘home’ do you recognise?

How many of these quotes about ‘home’ do you recognise?

28 September 2017

Most of us are familiar with the proverb “Home is where the heart is”, but do you know who originally said it? While you’re pondering the answer*, have a browse through this collection of ‘homely’ quotes by writers, poets, composers and actors. Home sweet home “Home is where one starts from.” ~ T.S. Eliot “Home wasn’t built in a day.” ~ Jane Sherwood Ace “Home is the nicest word there is.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder “When I was at home, I was in a...

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