Love Bites

Arborglyphs. A curious trait - humans have always found a way to leave their mark. It’s Valentines Weekend here in the UK and with a global pandemic all around us, it’s one like we’ve never known before. I’m in a privileged / complex situation of currently having no fixed abode and within government guidelines, I... Continue Reading →

Making from Nature

I love making things and even when I'm on holiday my fingers get twitchy and look for things to create. Here in France in February the vine trimmings waved at me from the vinyards. I couldn't resist seeing what I could make. So walking in the sunshine among the vines I collected and wrapped and... Continue Reading →

Parkrun and Me

This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  That's incredible.  But true.  And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog.  I realised after... Continue Reading →

A curious coincidence?

I have looked, several times over this last year, at possibly walking some of the Camino de Santiago.  It seems such a lovely thing to do.  Enpowering.  An adventure.  Cultural.  A physical challenge.  A mental challenge.  Spiritual.  But as yet, I have not done any more about making that possibility a reality.  Ok maybe the... Continue Reading →

Lumps and Bumps and a Hidden Fort

It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

Is it just me?

How do you pass the time as a passenger on a long journey? Is it just me who sometimes uses the time to experiment taking photos? Car journey’s, train journey’s make perfect time for this. I play with different settings on the camera, use the time to learn and explore. I love the abstract blur... Continue Reading →

Coast

Living in the UK we are fortunate to be no further than 70 miles from a coastline. And Britain has the most glorious coastline and coastal paths. This weekend I walked a very small part of the West Somerset Coastal Path to take in some of the incredible views of the Bristol Channel. We left... Continue Reading →

Stories overheard

The fox cubs are being a right nuisance in my garden.  They have made a sprinkler out of my hose pipe! They keep breaking into people's sheds. They like stealing gloves. We have a bucket of odd gloves along our road. If you recognise your glove you can retrieve it!   A lovely story being... Continue Reading →

Thank you

Day 3 Live your Legend 7 day self-discovery writing challenge So today is Day 3 of the writing challenge.  Its Saturday and Parkrun day. Parkrun has been a challenge for me during the summer, for those not in the UK we have had a very long spell of heat wave conditions.  I love the good... Continue Reading →

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