The Old Bear Inn – Staverton

The Old Bear Inn, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

The Old Bear Inn at Staverton, Wiltshire is just a short walk from my home. The pub is early nineteenth century (with a later extension at the rear) built of limestone ashlar. I have eaten several times already at the pub and each time enjoyed good food and service. From time to time I like to …

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Stranger than Fiction

Do you know that terrible cliche about life being stranger than fiction? Why do we hate cliches so much anyways? Maybe it’s because they tend to express an impossibly to deny truth. One that has to be remembered over and over again. via Stranger than fiction — Cristian Mihai

Taking Emotional Responsibility

Nikki makes some really good points in this post especially on taking responsibility.

Awaken and Breathe

You cannot make someone else feel an emotion. Every word you say and every thing you do, is interpreted by those around you. It is their choice how they react. It is your choice how you react. Nobody can make you feel anything that you don’t let them.

You are allowed to feel upset, to feel hurt, to feel angry or annoyed. The challenging part is accepting those feelings as your own, and not blaming others for making you feel that way. Imagine telling a joke you found funny to someone who becomes upset with you. Is it your fault that they have reacted that way?

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. – Sophocles

It is an instinctive thing, to blame others when we feel negative. “You said this so now I feel this.”…

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