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    Cocaine in the Commons?

    Hello “Look Chris, it’s a well-known fact that the loos in the Houses of Parliament have traces of cocaine on them… they’re all at it!” Ahh, another justification for crime! A drug dealer’s rationale is that…

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    I shouldn’t be in prison

    Hello “I feel a bit ashamed to be honest, but I’ve been really looking at myself, it is me saying yeah I take responsibility.” Bob, January 2018 There is a pathway of change at LandWorks. Part…

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    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    Spin Cycle

    Fundraising bike rides, living on £4.57 per day, and washing machines… read Project Manager Chris Parsons’ fortnightly blog here.

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    Opposites, or not?

    Hello I doubt I will forget that day. The day I mentioned a trainee police officer would be joining us for a week-long placement. Not because of what was said… worse, nothing was said! Just a…

  6. PeN Project - A Window Into LandWorks
    Can You Hear Me?

    Hello It’s June 2007 (life before LandWorks), Blair is about to finally leave No.10 and Gareth Jones is released from HMP Channings Wood after a 3-year stretch. Hot, sunny, and day two of his release. Gareth…

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    Tits in the box

    Hello This morning I found a little note pinned to the gate, informing me that we have blue tits nesting in our leaflet collection box. As I unpinned the note, I could just make out the…

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    James’ Story: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

    Hello Over the last 6 months the PeN project has been capturing peoples stories at LandWorks (no stopping it now). Publishing one every week. The blogs are simply the transcripts of their own words recorded while…

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    Chris’ Blog – Thelma’s Suprise

    Hello It’s a perfectly normal day. Apart from a slight kerfuffle early in the polytunnel, when a man emerges proudly holding two dead mice aloft. Yes, it is an exhibition of his primeval prowess, but also…

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    Chris’ blog – Go Johnny Go

    Hello It’s April 1963, one crowded room in Hackney and Johnny has just been born. Two elder sisters, their father (his part time abuser), Johnny’s Mother (who he would die for) all squeezed in. On his…

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    Chris’ Blog – Mystery Solved

    Hello …Continued from previous blog (click here to read)… Thursday Traditionally our busiest day, but unhelpfully today it’s wet, very wet. So, indoor jobs are at a premium. The polytunnels offer a horticultural shelter from the…

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    Chris’ Blog

    Chris’ blog – Monday Gives Way to a Midweek Mystery Hello Monday Mondays occasionally can be a little impaired by the residues of the weekend! But this Monday we rattled along. The 8am team meeting identified…

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    Chris’ Blog – News

    An insight into a day at LandWorks via Project Manager Chris Parsons’ fortnightly blog. This week answers a few frequently asked questions about the LandWorks charity.

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    Chris’ Blog – To See Ourselves

    Hello! You would be forgiven for thinking him completely ‘out of his mind’ as he repeatedly smashes his frail body against the window. Watching is distressing, he just can’t seem to stop. It’s not until you…

  15. Chris’ Blog – Hammer Time

    Hello Hammers! Now here is a thing to be writing about. Such a simple tool, used for millions of years and so easy to misplace (a personal note). “Phwoooaarr this hammer is a bit tasty.” Vince…