Blog, Outdoors

Breathe green with the trees

Everything is grey. Weather that isn’t quite weather. Just a never-ending cloud, starting as that thin fog at foot level, rising and rising into the dullness until it meets higher, greyer clouds above. The greyness mutes the colour of everything around, vibrant greens stilled into flatness, the bare trunks of trees fading browns into the… Read More Breathe green with the trees

Blog, Words

Winter, I greet thee

Winter, I greet thee; Voice of the North carried in howling winds. The crackle of ice freezes white bones, and lays my eyes down to darkest black. Winter, I greet thee; Air thin as rainbow glass, light glinting as water trapped in snow so fine. Spirit of the North travels in the rip of branches,… Read More Winter, I greet thee

Blog, Simplicity

Importance

As autumn hits us in full flow, I find now is the time of year I like to sit back and take stock of all the things flying around my mind. Sometimes, as the seasons wind onward, the colder air turns our thoughts to the end of the calendar year, and of course, the advertisers… Read More Importance

Blog, Self

The battle with heating

  We live in an old house. As with many old, stone, Northern houses, ours has it’s very own special climate. In the summer, the thick, stone walls are ‘brilliant’ at cooling the house, resulting in a nice fridge-like sanctuary, away from the beating heat outside. The stone floors provide a refreshing contrast on bare… Read More The battle with heating

Blog

On getting warm

  “Shit” I whisper through chattering teeth. “Shititscold”. I’ve taken an afternoon nap and reckoned on the heating having come on when I awoke. Which it hasn’t. This leaves me currently hopping from one foot to the other, pulling my socks off the radiator (which is still cold), in a tangle of limbs and hair… Read More On getting warm