Stonecrop Review and Reconnecting With Nature

Yesterday, I started reading Stonecrop Review: a journal of urban nature writing, art and photography. I'm only about halfway through the journal but it's prompted such reflection that I felt compelled to write about it. It is a wonderfully thought out publication: the writing is insightful, the illustrations immersive, and the overall aesthetic so clean [...]

Solvitur Ambulando

"Solvitur ambulando" - it is solved by walking - or so the saying goes. A phrase and concept often attributed to Saint Augustine, it has arisen again and again in everything from the works of Henry David Thoreau, to Louis Carroll's "What The Tortoise Said To Achilles", to becoming the adopted slogan of The Wander Society (a [...]

Off On The Right Foot

This seems like an apt quote for this week as in a few days time I'll be joining the epic team at Smith Goodfellow PR for their next charity event - climbing the Welsh three peaks to raise money for The Wellspring Kitchen and Crash, two charities working to tackle homelessness and support those who [...]

Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils

   Oh, hello stranger. Fancy meeting you here! It's that time of year again, summer is over, first week of the new term is done and I'm back after a summer holiday blog break. 2015 has brought me a truly lovely summer filled with all sorts of exciting things. Here, let me show you...     [...]