I’m a huge admirer of Sean Conway, endurance athlete and adventurer. While following his recent incredible challenge of the world’s longest triathlon and after receiving a fab box of old maps from the Ordnance Survey, I felt inspired to create an illustration of this epic feat. After posting the final illustration on instagram a follower mentioned that … More Sean Conway T-shirt
Thought it was about time I made more of blogging, I’ve had a few over the years and not kept up with them. So I’ve combined some posts from an old blog, and I’m going to try and be more frequent with posting. It will be along the same lines as my instagram feed which … More Resurrection
Well as predicted February came and the calm and peace went. An even bigger reason to revel in January’s stillness next year. March seemed to spin past at break neck speed this year too. So I have some family microadventures to add. January Skin of our teeth we left it right until the 31st Jan. … More April already!!!!
I read a great article in the guardian this week by the gardener Alys Fowler, entitled Some like it cold, about embracing Winter and the outdoors. I love this paragraph from the article ” For winter is about the joy, perhaps a little perverse, of finding pleasure in discomfort. There is no greater glow than … More Some like it cold
It’s the funeral of an old friend today. I won’t be there to say goodbye, but will say goodbye in my own way. It’s been some years since we spoke or saw each other, but I never forgot him, and thought of him often. Since his death, it’s made me think about people who have … More For an old friend.
Well striking while the iron’s hot, making some plans for the coming year. Two exciting trips on the calendar and on our family adventure list for 2015 Last June as part of my 40th birthday celebrations I climbed Mount Snowdon with some friends ( this originally started as a let’s climb a hill and drink … More Planning
For the last couple of years January and February have been about getting out one day on a weekend somewhere new. This has made such a difference to the start of the year, instead of wishing those months away, I now look forward to these months. Also enjoying a calmness that will soon end once … More Microadventures
It’s been a while, but new year, brand new clean slate to start the year. Not the original article that I read, but a similar one about how as we age time seems to speed up, and how we can try to change that. I’ve been consciously trying some of these for the past year … More Perception of time as we age
This is the poem Ponyboy recites, it’s beautiful. Nothing Gold Can Stay Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963 Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold … More Nothing Gold Can Stay
I’m hooked on First Aid Kits album Stay Gold, and whilst listening this morning to the title track Stay Gold, mused on whether or not it and the album were influenced by S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. About the greasers and the socs and fitting in as a teenager in a town in Oklahoma. One of … More Connections