Inktober 2019 Book – #inktoberredlist

Back in October 2019, I decided I’d like to take part in the drawing challenge ‘Inktober‘ A yearly challenge encouraging participants to create 31 ink drawings in the 31 days of October. I’ve started it a few times before, but lost momentum, or ran out of inspiration.   So this year I decided to pick … More Inktober 2019 Book – #inktoberredlist


12 Dales In 12 Months

For the past few years we’ve made it a priority to get outside into the countryside once per month. We’ve used it as a way to push ourselves, we’ve climbed mountains, one of the scariest and most fulfilling being Blencathra in the Lake District. We’ve tried new things, we’ve camped in Winter. Waking up to … More 12 Dales In 12 Months

First Signs Of Autumn

‘Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower’ – Albert Camus   We’re midway through September, on the cusp of seasonal change. Here in the UK we’re having those lovely warm last throes of summer days, blue skies and warm sunshine. Along with a change in the wind and chilly evenings with … More First Signs Of Autumn


It’s #nationalwildlifedaytoday. Designed to improve awareness of the world’s diverse species and the troubles they now face.   I’m championing the European Hedgehog, here in the UK it’s on our Biodiversity Action Plan, a list of species that are in decline in the UK. Hedgehogs need our help! . The People’s Trust for Endangered Species … More #nationalwildlifeday

Raspberry Thief Newsletter 5

Hi, I’ve just posted out a new newsletter. If you’re subscribed check your inbox. A few things I’ve been enjoying to help keep me motivated and inspired. Subscribe if you’d like the newsletter in your inbox or you can read this and past newsletters here.