Last day of January and heavy rain. I’m walking my dog. What is there to enjoy? First, I’m moving, breathing, my senses function. Second, there is beauty in detail: texture, colour, form. Just look!
Fog in the valley presents nature in the somber mood befitting reflections on the human capacity for good and evil, ignorance and ingenuity, suffering and resilience on Holocaust Memorial Day and the day after the […]
For me, ‘necessary travel’ was to the coast today. To experience the expanse of the sea and walk with a friend.
12 weeks in lockdown and I’m looking for the silver lining… What are we learning? About the value of life? About the value of health and looking after mind, body and spirit? About the value […]
Let me take you to an excursion to the origin of this blog: I started writing about my thoughts on mining and its legacy in the UK and beyond. I wrote about the soils contaminated […]
This morning, I noticed the extravagance of the black walnut tree flowers in the early morning light. The Woodland Trust website informs me that the male (drooping) and female (red clusters) flowers appear in May-June […]
A little indulgence goes a long way to lift your spirits and if a walk in the park and the delights of spring blossom and trees bursting into leaf is not enough to let go […]
….for the back story, check out Sustainable Outdoor Clothing ?!?!… 2) Clothes that keep me warmWhen it comes to base- and mid-layers, I am for natural materials. Of course, there are functional tech-fibres that feature a […]
Having booked my flights from Europe to Ushuaia in Argentina, from where my Antarctic adventure will start next year, it is time to look at my carbon footprint for this journey. A search on the […]
‘Almond blossom’ cookies belong to the collection of great European pastries (Lebkuchen and Tarta de Santiago are among my favourites, too) that are gluten free and utterly delicious. Based on almonds, they have Arab background, […]