Blog, Words


The rain drives a thousand needles into my skin, sharp as pinpricks, and I raise my face to the wind and welcome the pain. My toes squelch in boots long sodden, jeans dark and soaked right through. The wind screams at me, buffeting and battering as I raise my arms and scream back at it,… Read More Wild

Blog, Books & Music

3 books, 3 points – August 2019

Book reviews are back 🙂 I spent a long hot summer reading through some great books and getting rather sunburnt. Here are a select few I particularly enjoyed!* The Anarchist’s Club, by Alex Reeve** -I found Leo Stanhope’s 2nd adventure just as addictive as the first. Leo is one of my favourite literary characters –… Read More 3 books, 3 points – August 2019


Humanimals: walking with tech addiction

I half-wrote this post a couple of months ago. Since then, I’ve kind of reached that place where I’m managing to give ‘quitting social media’ a properly good run, and it’s sort of switched something in my brain. It’s weird to read these words back and feel the emotions that were so explosive, all stemming… Read More Humanimals: walking with tech addiction



Deep in my Facebook bubble, I lounge in the echo chamber of my opinions. The occasional news items that pop up reinforce my leftie politics, lulling me into a false sense of hope. My blocked word list on Twitter grows longer by the day, cushioning my interactions and filling my timeline instead with nature, flowers… Read More Division

Blog, Outdoors


Humans are a rum old species. In the last few hundred years we seem to have entirely removed ourselves from the natural world in the name of progress – this progress, being, of course, entirely defined in human terms. Anything seen only through our eyes is debatable at best. How can we know true nature… Read More Above