Change the story
I’ve always been a daydreamer. I remember saying to someone once that I wanted to travel, move to Wales, do a PhD and have kids. They said I was being unrealistic. I wasn’t.
If you can’t dream, you don’t know where to aim and even if you don’t get exactly where you think you want … Read more
Following your own track
I was rubbish at Physics at school, but I had to do it, either physics or chemistry and for me, they were both painful.
I got 4% in my first physics test and cried all the way home. It is the worst mark I have ever had. One of the reasons I went on to … Read more
An adventure always starts with the first step
How many times have you said to yourself, ‘I can’t because…’, for which fill in…because I have kids, because I work, because I don’t have time, because I don’t have money, health, the right kit, the right look, partner, car…the list is endless of all the things we don’t have or are not yet able … Read more
Rewilding the land and yourself
In the first lockdown when the sun was out and the sky was blue and it felt like a treat not to have to commute, I read so many books about nature, Joanna Macy, and climate change. I also read Wilding by Isabella Tree and agreed! But I don’t own acres so I … Read more
Water runs down hill….
Children don’t do what I did in my twenties with Clare. Do not hitch hike to France and find yourselves in an isolated house with a hoard of hard drinking male truck drivers. Do not. We survived unharmed and emerged into the daylight wiser and saved by two nice guys who had stopped the rattling, … Read more
Remember when we could travel further than the corner shop?
I consider myself to have been so lucky. When I was about eight we travelled to Italy for the first time to see family. I remember it seemed very exotic and that the neighbours’ kids didn’t really know what to make of it.
Then in the lower sixth I organised a trip (using Persil tokens) … Read more