Category Archives: Pleasures

These are some of the things that make this amazing life so deeply pleasurable.

Matt’s 2013 Progress Report…

Well, it’s been an up and down sort of year. It started with something of a feverish burst of creativity – working with The Three Belles to craft their stage show Sing Sing Sing into a brand new beast for … Continue reading

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My Little Life

Up early and the sky is a muddle of whites and blues above the white villas cum flats opposite. A summer morning, but with that tinge of damp in the air that nearly the whole of this summer has had, … Continue reading

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Spitbank with The Three Belles

Today I took a RIB out to Spitbank Fort in the middle of The Solent with The Three Belles.  The talented trio are performing out there this Saturday, and I tagged along because I am considering writing a story starring … Continue reading

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Paul Daniels – A Little Bit of Magic

Matt Wingett reviews Paul Daniels at The King’s Theatre, Southsea, 22nd February 2012. Paul Daniels was, when I was a lad, something of a hero of mine. I liked his funny patter, I liked his smooth magic, and of course, … Continue reading

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Arts and Their Impact on Human Relations – by Maha Moussa

I have a guest writer on the blog today.  I first met Maha Moussa 10 years ago while I was working for the British Council in Cairo.  Maha was interested in learning English, and was a wonderful hostess to me, … Continue reading

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My New Word – “Synecdoche”

Okay, so I’ve got to share this with you because I think it’s one of those unusual words that I didn’t know existed. I was just reading Seamus Heaney’s notes on the Anglo-Saxon poem, “Beowulf”, and this really unusual word … Continue reading

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NLP Follow Up – Laughing Out Loud In The Pouring Rain

After the NLP session I did yesterday with a client, today I had the following text from a very much more smiley individual than the one whom I met before the session began. Bear in mind it was tipping down … Continue reading

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Moderate Depression, Wiped Out With NLP (And Hot Chocolate)…

I had a  lovely result today.  On a sparkling day in Southsea, I met a client in a cafe, over a cup of hot chocolate. She was a young woman with a slightly lost expression, looking pained and a bit … Continue reading

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A Little Boy, Lost In The Moment

A tiny moment of pleasure.  Scene: The Street Outside An Acupuncturist’s Clinic on Palmerston Road, Southsea.  Time: 3 p.m.  The shop is divided into the clinic, and a private living space, and the door to the living area has been … Continue reading

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I’m back.

It’s been a little while since I wrote my blog, for a pretty good reason. I’ve been away. I’ve got a lot to tell you about the things that I’ve been doing, but as a starting point, let me give … Continue reading

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