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There are a couple of things I haven’t told you…

This time last year, there was a man at LandWorks called Jarvis, he got caught up in a prison incident. As a result, he was removed from LandWorks and slid all the way back down the Jail snake to square one. It has taken him exactly one year to climb back up the ladders (metaphorical ladders, not the ones that get you over walls) and out again to LandWorks.

The other thing I haven’t mentioned is, I like Pink Floyd, I just never really told anyone (except Jarvis).

It’s hard to hide anything from Jarvis, because he’s done half a lifetime in prison, doesn’t tolerate fools, has a heightened sense of the truth, and now only deals with total honesty. Jarvis wheedled it out of me.

I had no idea, after the incident, if he would ever be allowed out here again, I just believed he would…

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here

(A commentary on how people cope with the world by withdrawing physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Roger Waters, Pink Floyd.)


In his year of absence, I always sent him a card, from our holidays and weekends away. Always carefully scribing ‘Wish you were here’… I like to think he enjoyed the nod to Pink Floyd. Although I must admit he’s still not said anything… err I’m sure he will!

But he has said a lot of other stuff…after a year away he’s noticing quite a few changes at LandWorks, happily providing feedback and comments on how we can improve things.

Feedback is essential for helping LandWorks develop. So perhaps like Jarvis you could take a few minutes to give us some feedback… Click here to complete the LandWorks Supporters Questionnaire Autumn 2017

Thank you and Jarvis.