Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart

This ‘Winter Morning’ interview is with the lovely Hayley Stewart; allotmenteer, Chair of the Sandy Carnival and long term committee member and Show Manager for Sandy Horticultural Association. What motivates you to work / run an allotment? This actually stemmed from becoming a prepper; one of the first things you learn is to keep a… Continue reading Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart

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Earth Whispers

Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature and creativity... Gone the fog of brain slump Outside soul cramp ceases Nature offers reprieve Far from the clusterfunk   Feels good to grow and sow Sweat and worth into the earth To see people as rainbows Community as a dress code   Transparent tongues And clear heads… Continue reading Earth Whispers

The Only Way is Through

Words I wrote last year that are still bringing me fresh insights... Tides of pain that wrap me up and roll me in wave after wave of agony. I want to pass out for the seconds of reprieve it will bring. As the pain peaks then washes through my limbs as a scattering ache, I… Continue reading The Only Way is Through

Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf

Enjoy the first of my 'Winter Morning' interviews; featuring creative skills. Today we sit down with Sal of One Empty Shelf. What motivates you to play piano? I've played piano since I was 4 - I went through the whole teenage angst thing of hating practising, but was still proud of the fact I could play.… Continue reading Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf

Leaf & Parcel

So many leaves! Pretty Autumn colours everywhere. And rain, which I love. I'm litter picking more. It began with the odd item if I could see a bin in sight or was almost home. Inspired by Australia's "take three for the sea" initiative (when visiting the beach), I take an extra bag with me on… Continue reading Leaf & Parcel

Collection of Impulses

As a child I remember thinking I had tons of books. I actually had about 20. I could see the library from our door and visited weekly. For a small building it packed a lot in. At home, the selection was also diverse. Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Edwardian Lady and Master Painters. Science,… Continue reading Collection of Impulses