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Posted by Simon Parke, 7 Dec 2016

We all have to wait sometimes.

And there are different sorts of waiting.

We may wait for something very specific like a bus or a train…

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When Christmas was abolished

Posted by Simon Parke, 6 Dec 2016

Some say Christmas is under attack from consumerism, others from secularism and some, from multi-culturalism.

Beware of all isms.

But really, there has only been one serious attack on Christmas in English history, and the predator was none other than… parliament!

Yep. In the 1640’s, the Long Parliament really hated Christmas…

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Be an angel

Posted by Simon Parke, 5 Dec 2016

An angel is someone who is in the right place, at the right time.

They arrive in a setting and in a moment when they are needed and become a conduit for something good.

The angel may or may not know this at the time…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

In a contemplative climate, Simon offers the chance to reflect more deeply on this profound understanding of personality types, which both disturbs and liberates those who engage with it.

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