I thought I’d write a post about my art, as Raspberry Thief seems to be constantly morphing and changing as I change, and become more confident in my style. It’s grown from a platform for my drawings to include a lot more of my interests, reading, outdoors, running. I’ve been using my time to practice … More Adventures In Illustration
Although the weather has been pretty grey and damp here in Yorkshire, we still managed to get outdoors every weekend in January. For our monthly mini adventure we checked the weather and decided to head into Nidderdale, and explore a bit more around Pateley Bridge. With the help of a good old Ordnance Survey map … More January Family Adventure
We’ll be going on our first jaunt of 2017 soon, so thought I’d better finish our roundup of the last half of 2016. July For the last couple of years we’ve squeezed July for all it’s worth, and camped every weekend, this year we managed 3 weekends away as a family, and I had a … More Roundup of the second half of 2016.
We’re coming to the end of our second year of monthly jaunts inspired by Alastair Humphreys microadventures. Based around the idea of having a mini adventure once a month. As a family of 5, 3 kids under 13, we’ve modified it slightly and made our adventures family friendly, whilst still pushing our boundaries and limits. A lot … More Two years of microadventures.
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