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Autumn

Autumn

What is it about autumn that is so appealing? We all love the summer, but it’s a time of disruption – people away on holidays, the streets crammed with kids and tourists, it can be a bit much. Autumn feels like a return to normality, to sanity. The students are back, it’s time to slow … Continue reading

Tudor Forest

I can’t remember the name of this place, somewhere on the way back from Llangollen to Newport. A beautiful forest full of the scent of pine after too long in a hot bus. It had this fantastic Tudor building, protected by a concrete base, now used as a toilet block. This view made me realize … Continue reading

Trees and Men

This is another excerpt from Henry Williamson’s ‘Life in a Devon village’: “Like the spirits of men, the trees are the shape of their suffering. The everlasting talons of the wind pierce them; the salt spray blights their buds as they break, corrupts the edges of the opening leaves, ruins the tender stems before they … Continue reading

Doing it Like Meercats

Doing it Like Meercats

One of the many mysteries about the origins of our species is why we stand upright. There is one feminist theory (I think the book was ‘The Descent of Woman) that we do this because we were so physically frail so ran into the water to stop being eaten by sabre toothed tigers etc. ThisĀ  … Continue reading