Challenging Habitat Blog

Darwin 200 day 15: education and hard tack!

Some (seals) are lazily digesting their food … … while we going live with ‘education by the seats of our pants’ to hundreds of schools around the world with the stories of sailing and science aboard the Pelican… Read More

Outdoor Daily

Abundance in the garden! Beautiful as jewels, diversity of colour and texture. Health sustaining minerals, fiber and vitamins. Little explosions of flavour in my mouth. Enjoyment and gratitude.

Outdoor Daily

I love using fresh herbs in cooking and  the height of summer is the best time to add flavour and colour to your food. Borretch flowers and chives decorate and add bite to leafy salads. Thyme complements courgette… Read More

No-waste Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is really easy to make and, contrary to a lot of recipes on the internet, does NOT have to mean that you are wasting resources by throwing away half your starter each time you feed it…. Read More


The German city of Nürnberg (or Nuremberg) is famous for all sorts of reasons, not all of them as benign as its Bratwurst (tiny grilled sausages served in a bun) and Christmas market. However, in my humble opinion,… Read More