Weekend Read, Listen and Contemplate for a Happy New Year



It’s always inspiring and uplifting to come across some really original talent and in Cosmo Sheldrake – a 25 year old British musician there’s both a plenty. Continue reading


Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives


Wireless Fun – Compton Beach, Isle of Wight

“Oh please, oh please, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.”

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Photo courtesy of my wonderful friend Anyold Abbie.

Weekend Reads and Easter Listen

food rules

Being someone who likes eating and is also directly involved in the production and supply chain, I was dismayed to find that my local veg grower – who for very little money provided our family with fresh, green produce, heritage varieties, grown less than five miles from my home, had decided to give up 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

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