Late November

The afternoon began with work but nature soon took over, and the work can wait ’til tomorrow. On Ibbotson’s Lane A talk I’m doing on Tuesday at the University as part of a ‘Teach Out programme of alternative learning on strike days’ left the house with me, in the format of a mind map I’d […]

Sarah Horton’s Magnolia Tree

As The Beatles nearly sang, ‘The best things in life are trees.’ Well some of the best things anyway. Every year they do what they do. The big things like draining the uplands and stopping flash floods, if we’re sensible and leave them where they are. But also the gentler things like enriching all of […]

The Winter Trees

The day before this walk we’d all watched in horror as much of the north of England was flooded after days of the heavy rain we’re becoming used to as our climate changes. Thinking about this and after my standard but understandable rant about our useless govermnent, it’s failures on climate change and its fawning over […]

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 […]