Creality Ender 3

A few weeks ago I bought an Ender 3 3D Printer. This wasn’t my first choice of 2D printer as I was put off by having to assemble it myself. In the end, it wasn’t too difficult and a video…

Cleaning corroded brass

I bought this brass candlestick from a local “antique” shop. It seems as though brass ware isn’t  very collectible at the moment as it only cost £6. It was in a pretty corroded state and polishing with Brasso wasn’t powerful…

NVC: Praise, compliments and gratitude

Marshall Rosenberg considered praise & compliments to be as violent as criticism & insults. Instead, he encourages us to express gratitude. Praise & compliments are often used to manipulate, to reward compliance, just as insults & criticism are used to…

NVC & children

When they first hear about NVC, parents almost inevitably ask if they can use this with their kids. This looks like black belt level stuff to me even though Inbal Kashtan makes it look easy.

Panoramic image from Android smart phone

This photo was created using the panorama feature on my Google Pixel Android smart phone. This is Saundersfoot Harbour on an overcast morning. I’m amazed by the quality of the photos I’ve been taking with a phone camera which has…

Another ukulele

I painted another ukulele, this time a soprano uke from a charity shop. As before, I used Posca pens and sealed the finished work with Osma oil.

The Purpose of NVC

I’m going to post links to some of my favourite NVC resources here. There’s a huge and bewildering choice out there, particularly on YouTube. My intention is to direct people who are fairly new to NVC to useful information.