NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

NEW GROWTH TREES ROCK AND WATER

This blog shows my activities and other people's initiatives. There are also articles that have been contributed.
The photo shows the garden in early May 2013


Saturday, 21 November 2009

A Rising Star - Tanya Seifert

Tanya (my older niece) is currently studying literature and film studies at university. Despite her heavy workload she has managed to record a number of songs some written by her.
You can hear her sing on www.myspace.com/tanyaseifert Just click to hear her magnificent voice.
Look out for her new collection of songs including some ballads that she has composed. These are due out in December.

Friday, 13 November 2009

News from the Vegetable Plot























Photos from winter 2009

August 2010
The veg plot has changed drastically since I last wrote. The potatoes and onions have finished. It has been a poor year for potatoes. I recently discovered that many plot holders have had a disappointing crop! I am now harvesting; courgettes, runnerbeans, kenyan beans, chard, tomatoes and salads.
I have continued to sow reglarly when areas have been cleared of other crops . Recently I sowed more salad, chard, beetroot, onion seed and onion sets (These will probably produce small bulbs).




Thursday, 12 November 2009

Paul Brecher Teacher and Healer


Paul holds classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Wednesdays the focus tends to be on Pao Chui and San Sau which precedes Taiji. This often involves vigourous two partner training and other. On Sundays the focus tends to be on people working independently on the forms that they are learning whether it is; Taiji, Pa kua Chang. Qi Disruption forms and other.
In all of Paul's classes there is no hierarchy. There is atmosphere of friendliness and support. I speak from personal experience
Below is a synopsis from Paul's site which if this interests is well worth looking at.
www.taiji.net

The College of Chinese Martial Arts Paul Brecher is the Founder and Chief Instructor of The College of Chinese Martial Arts. All his martial arts experience (he has been training since 1977) is contained in the Training Manual of The College of Chinese Martial Arts.This 400 page book contains detailed information about the three Chinese Martial Arts Systems of:Wu Tang Shan Nei Jia Chuan ( Wudang Shan Nejia Quan )Tai Chi Chuan ( Taiji Quan )Pa Kua Chang ( Bagua Zhang ) The College of Chinese Martial ArtsPaul Brecher is the Founder and Chief Instructor of The College of Chinese Martial Arts. All his martial arts experience (he has been training since 1977) is contained in the Training Manual of The College of Chinese Martial Arts.This 400 page book contains detailed information about the three Chinese Martial Arts Systems of:Wu Tang Shan Nei Jia Chuan ( Wudang Shan Nejia Quan )Tai Chi Chuan ( Taiji Quan )Pa Kua Chang ( Bagua Zhang ) .
To see more about the new manual and more information about classes please go to: http://www.taiji.net/






Some Scenes fom Kua lumpar

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Some Scenes from Kua lumpar and Vietnam. Some of the landscapes I saw were an inspiration for my own mini landscapes.


These are scenes from everyday life in Vietnam in September 2009
They were an inspiration for my mini landscapes and instilled in me an even greater respect for the Vietnamese People.