April 27, 2019

I've enjoyed some lovely moments in Kirklees Parks recently watching people interact with my Signs of Life project. With a bit of help from eleven design I've repurposed plant ID plaques and made them into playful invitations to explore the park in a different way, hop...

March 25, 2019

I've been getting very frustrated with myself for taking an interminably long time to recover from a period of stress and overwork. Even the spring buds seem to trigger mild panic - I'm not ready, I need more hibernation, it's too much! 

It seems that recovery is a bit...

November 30, 2018

The soundscape today is a backdrop of prickly dry crispy rustling noises. Every shade of russet in the dying undergrowth, interlaced with green threads of bramble, bilberry and moss. Constellations of rain on the leaves, each one a miniature world.

The paradox of winter...

November 27, 2018

Warm sun beams dazzling single strands of cobweb, glittering in the breeze. There’s an air of calm acceptance to the autumn Woodland today.

November 11, 2018

A few memories of all the lovely things I worked on over the summer. I feel so lucky to work with such brilliant people - thanks to Woodland Trust Smithills Estate, Timber Festival, Musicport on the Moors, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cliffe House, Cannock Chase Museum an...

September 6, 2018

I'm really enjoying that sweetly painful anticipation of autumn that starts to creep in at the end of August. Autumnal colours are creeping into the landscape, the evening chill leads me to draw a blanket around me, and there's a quiet acceptance that the cycle continu...

July 5, 2018

I'm super excited to be doing some workshops at Timber Fest. Let me know if you're interested in coming along, I've got a couple of guest tickets free for supporters of Other Ways to Walk.

I'm currently supposed to be finding tent pegs, but it seems much more important...

May 23, 2018

I’d forgotten how thickly dense the air is with insects in May. And how noisy their humming, whirring sound can be - drowning out distant noise of traffic. 

One of the participants on my Nightfall in the Woods event on Friday said she heard noises in the...

May 16, 2018

The vapours of hawthorn and elder blossom mingling with cow parsley are almost cloying this evening, yet it’s not from warmth. I’ve had to wrap my scarf round my ears for warmth. 

May 16, 2018

The vapours of hawthorn and elder blossom mingling with cow parsley are almost cloying this evening, yet it’s not from warmth. I’ve had to wrap my scarf round my ears for warmth. 

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