Weekend Read Watch or Listen: The Sea

Plastic Mermaids again… great song and even greater video…..

Being an Island dweller, the sea plays a huge role in my life – it’s a constant source or inspiration, exercise and wonder. My daily walks provide a steady supply of treasured finds: Continue reading


Full Moon – Not Knowing


Wouldn’t it be really cool to be able to provide the answers to everything, to remove any uncertainty and to reveal the secrets of the universe: Continue reading

Weekend Read (Watch or Listen)




Amy Liptrot:

The Outrun: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wclxn

Ultimately uplifting, the story of an escape from the constraints of a childhood spent on a remote Scottish Island,which evolves into a tale of lost identity  and a captivating, beautifully constructed, gritty memoir of alcoholism and despair. Continue reading

New Moon – 1,2,3,4 Simple Rhymes For Difficult Times


A  friend once shared his secret for cycling the steepest mountain pass:

“When it gets difficult, when your head is telling you you have to stop, when every muscle fibre is screaming out – get out of your head and start counting as you pedal – 1, 2 , 3 , 4 then again 1, 2 ,3 4, – if it’s even tougher narrow your focus even more 1,2, 1,2,”

He was right – it works – stripped of all extraneous thought and scattered focus the unmanageable becomes manageable and I’ve found it can be applied to suffering in a wider sense. Continue reading

Weekend Reads (Watch or listen)


Listen Watch and Smile:

The truly wonderful Flori Dada, experimental American pop group Animal collective inject humour and beautiful mountains into this catchy, inspired and upbeat offering. Continue reading