Hazel Richards

Lilac crocuses in grass with trees behind

‘Snowdrops and Daffodils’: spring blooms and transformation.

You’ve probably noticed that blossom is starting to make an appearance on the trees. Perhaps you have crocuses, snowdrops or daffodils emerging in your garden: signs that – after a long, cold, wet and windy winter, spring is ready to make its comeback. It’s staying lighter that bit later on an evening, and once we

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person sat on outdoor steps in cold weather

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Winter weather and homelessness in York.

What’s your go-to idiom for cold weather? Are you a master of the British understatement with “it’s a bit nippy?” Perhaps you’re a fan of hyperbole, leaning more towards “it’s like the Arctic out there!” Or, maybe you are a comedian and your go-to phrase is something along the lines of “it’s colder than a

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Three adults on a sunny lawn

‘Goodness, Gracious’: Report on the Green Pastures annual conference

When I was asked to be part of the team representing Restore at this year’s Green Pastures annual conference, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve attended Christian conferences before, but never in a professional capacity; my professional conference attendances have been at academic gatherings. The experiences in that arena have been varied, to

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