Graffitis and Curiosities

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” ~ Banksy   It’s the last day of my holidays today, and then I’ll be on a […]

The wisdom of planting trees

“Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.” ~ Lord Orrery, 1749   Our humble little farmhouse was built firstly as a two room cottage in 1860 by the original timber-cutter in our area. The […]

Where have all the flowers gone? OR Vote for Variety!

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh Right beneath our noses something sneaky is happening. Our choices are becoming more limited, even as it appears that there is greater diversity in the […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 4 – Sensing Energy in Places

“Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.” ~Alice Meynell, “The Spirit of Place” Every place holds its own energy.  Wild […]

Everyone has a story to tell…

In these days of emails, tweets and text messages we can spend our days constantly communicating, but not really sharing at that deeper level of connection. One of my favourite forms of communication is a fairly old-fashioned one.  It involves conversation and cups of tea. Yesterday, my dear friend Carly-Jay Metcalfe, a poet and writer, […]

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