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Check out writings from our CEO, John Mason

John had his first work published in the 1960's and continues to be very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).

He has had over 50 printed books and more than 80 eBooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.

This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone, and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues its grip on the world, many countries are encouraging people to stay in to avoid catching the virus or self-isolate when they start to show symptoms. However, this can have an effect on our mental health.

A helpful discussion on how the coronavirus can affect our mental health and some simple tips on what we can do.
 

The UK Government recently announced that they are cutting funding for over 5000 further education courses due to poor attendance numbers. You could think that these courses are being cut because they are niche courses, but they include courses such as hair dressing, agriculture, horticulture, performing arts, cooking and horse care. In the modern world, we still need the people who are able to grow our crops and tend to our plants. We still need people who are knowledgeable about animals and their care.

 
New statistics from NHS Digital reveal current trends in smoking and drinking amongst school age children. There are some encouraging signs, although e-cigarettes pose an increasing problem.
 

Plant Passports

By ACS Bookshop UK on August 12, 2019 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
What is a Plant Passport? BREXIT and the movement of plants in the EU.
 

Sensory Gardens

By ACS Bookshop UK on August 12, 2019 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
Gardens stimulate many of our senses  - sights, sounds, touch, taste(!), smell. They can also stimulate our memories ...