Monthly Archives: September 2012

An ode to oxen

As intimated in my recent Cornwall blog, I have felt compelled to post an entry that pays homage to those placid stewards of the pasture that pepper our green and pleasant land with a monochrome pixellation. Yep: cows, in all their gaseous glory. I … Continue reading

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Found in music

This week I have been reminded of the inspirational power of live music. No matter how humdrum life feels, to listen to a live gig is to experience pure, one-off creation, happening right there before you. The act of creation … Continue reading

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Being in the present (without underwear)

Apologies for the shamelessly attention-grabbing title of this blog, but all will become clear. I have just returned from a wonderfully indulgent week’s holiday in the glorious south-west (I know, I’ve barely been back at work…). The week began with three days of top … Continue reading

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Mysterious masonry

In case you weren’t aware, this weekend played host to the annual Open Heritage Days event – a fantastic endeavour organised by volunteers, which seeks to open up to the public, free of charge, hundreds of places that are usually out of bounds. Not only is … Continue reading

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An experiment in contentment

Recently, I’ve found my thoughts frequently drifting off into nebulous, nostalgic day-dreams of those heady days when I wandered aimlessly from cafe to cafe with my life on my back, my biggest problem being which type of muffin to order next. So today I … Continue reading

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