A Mountain Pilgrimage 

Wake before dawn. The sun has not yet risen on another year, but last night’s music still hangs in the air. Don a jumper for the first time in weeks and straddle the bicycle you can rent for just 40p. Say hello to the cook walking her cow. Say hello to three children riding one... Continue Reading →

Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

What image springs to mind when you think of yoga? Probably a young, skinny woman contorting into strange shapes suspended in Lycra, right? It's moved on from the wacky new-age hippy stereotype and now it's totally cool for ‘regular’ and ‘respectable’ people to sport power suit by day and Lululemon by night. Personally, I think... Continue Reading →

A New Country, A New Adventure

The first thing, before anything, is the wall of heat. It seeps through the door to smother you, seduce you, before you even leave that flying thing you arrived in. So unlike anything you're used to. An exotic lover coming to greet you. Air, with the weight and presence of a heavy secret. I pretend... Continue Reading →

How to Become an Everyday Adventurer

At some point in my life, people started referring to me as ‘the adventurous one’.  They started saying things like ‘I wish I could do what you do’ and ‘I could never do something like that’. If you have uttered these words before, then I ask you to suspend judgement and think again. How did... Continue Reading →

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