The Swellies: Sea Kayaking with Sarah

In which our redoubtable Sarah Horton continues her marine adventures in pointy boats. * It is with much enthusiasm that I take my second training course in sea kayaking in Anglesey. Having done my introduction course with Stuart Leslie at Sea Kayaking Anglesey in May, as posted here, I am now in Anglesey again to do my …

‘I am a very small craft on a very big ocean’

While I spent this last sunny weekend doing the kind of walking you’d probably expect of me, around North Liverpool, Sarah was up to something entirely different. Fulfilling a big dream out on the sea waters around Anglesey for the first time. Fortunately for the rest of us her camera is waterproof. * “I arrive …

My Day in Funeral Land

Sarah, in case you didn’t know, has been working as an Independent Funeral Celebrant for four years now. Here she takes us through one of her days. A fascinating and gently observant account of helping three families through what will happen to us all one day. ✹ “Here’s my day. 8.30am. Breakfast in my car …

The Big Circle

As the rain was pouring down from a leaden sky today, Sarah made a special request that we have a day out in the countryside. Somewhere not very far away… * Today, at my suggestion, we went to Rivington, to find the terraced gardens. I had never heard of this place until very recently when someone …

Enchanted Westonbirt

In which intrepid travellers Sarah Horton of this blog and friend Gemma Jerome, last seen on here in a Lido early in September set of from Stroud in search of an enchanted forest, our National Arboretum at Westonbirt. * This weekend I stayed with my friend Gemma in Stroud where she lives, and we’d booked to …

Walking in Bath: Just peace

‘Busy doing nothing’ but actually doing rather a lot. My partner Sarah Horton takes us to a Lido in Stroud and to pretty well everywhere in Bath – with added opinions. Take it away Sarah! ✹ My ‘weekend in Bath’ actually begins in nearby Stroud. I am visiting my dear friend Gemma here, and she has …