adm br’a

The title for this blog site, adm b’ra, derives from the anglised spellings of two Hebrew words used in the book of Genesis.


Adam – the first man


bara – created (or, more literally, filled)

Like the book of Genesis, all of the posts on this blog site are, in one way or another, an account of creation, and also of my own journey through it …

my passion for creating things

my delight in gardening and growing

my interest in rocks and fossils

my love of the outdoors

my commitment to prayer

The Man Cave – origins …

The Old Workshop

The Man Cave began life as a chalet building constructed in the back garden for use as a workshop to support my work as a self-employed carpenter. The business traded as Southbank Services and later as Michael Robson Carpentry. Following my retirement in 2017, it became apparent that the chalet building was deteriorating, and it…

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Decision Time

It is time for decisions to be taken. Am I to continue operating a workshop, and, if so, what needs to be done with the present building. There is currently no business need for the workshop, as I have retired. But at the beginning of 2019 I had been on a retreat, and someone said…

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This contains posts of gardening activity, recorded to provide a timeline of garden care and development through the seasons.

A database of plants in the garden, and of produce harvested, is coming soon!

SDA 2020 – prayerwalking posts …

Poetic Meditation

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!Bird thou never wert,That from Heaven, or near it,Pourest thy full heartIn profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higherFrom the earth thou springestLike a cloud of fire;The blue deep thou wingest,And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. In the golden lightningOf the sunken sun,O’er which clouds are…

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The ‘Log’ Blog

‘The Log’ is a record of notable outdoor activities with froends and family, from 1996. The information is being transferred to a blog here.

The develpment of this blog is being used as a learning project for Toolset. Expect to see some weird things here while I journey up the learning curve.


8.8 km

Mike, Beth

Rocks and Fossils – coming soon …

A blog of my collection of rocks and fossils is under development, using Toolset.

Good Neighbour Helps

The purpose of this blog is to record and administer helps by the Nevill Good Neighbour scheme. It is under development here, before migration to the scheme’s own website.