A recent walk to the local hills... I've been coming to this place since I could walk. On this occasion, I ventured in a direction I hadn't been in years. The scent of Scots Pine and shapeshifting clouds accompanied the stiff breeze that ran through drifting grasses. Heathers trembled, in a sweep of purple, as … Continue reading To the Hills!
In my recent post, Return to Sender, I wrote that, "blogging used to feel like writing to a friend – a slow, enjoyable conversation." For years I've been using journaling and meditation as a way to detach from feelings and thoughts. I would write letters to myself, to the world; so that I could reflect back on … Continue reading Peace Runs Beneath (Letter 1)
Commitment and contribution are BIG words... great and wonderful things. When they are put into action in a way that honours the person (and their journey), they feel in tune with the Earth. Our existence in itself is a contribution. There are days of doing more, yet achieving less, moments of fruition and quiet days; where … Continue reading Love Note – June
I've been visiting other places with my notebook over the last month. Observing different sounds and watching fields of movement, instead of flowers. There's so much to see. All those tiny moments of life that have us slipping into reverie. Between drafting paragraphs for my current project, odd moments slip between what I'm doing. A … Continue reading Field Note – March
Not all wandering happens in fields. There are landscapes inward, that we walk with as much wonder, as when viewing the sky above us. Dancing, singing, laughing, sweating and drumming our practise - alone, with friends or strangers. Some people walk it, some find it wherever they sit, others cover great distances. It is all sacred. … Continue reading Love Note – February
January offers solitude (and fog). The soul longs to express the brightness of a new year. Winter draws us deep to its heart. Coming in from the cold, the urge to face plant into warm blankets is palpable. Yet beneath the skin, bone deep, the revival has begun. A restlessness taking shape in the mind, … Continue reading Desk Note – January
Going forward, life is about nature and creativity. Here's a recent venture... I set out for a walk with family, in the grounds of Packwood House, Warwickshire. Restless and eager to rinse off the festive season, we slip between others enjoying the reviving cool of the parkland expanse. Mist is still rising off the fields … Continue reading Field Notes – January