Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wordsworth the dude

I am in Romsey, Hampshire, bracing my stomach for a festive feast this evening, as I have been invited back to the christmas do of the ecological consultancy I used to work for in Winchester (the very lovely ECOSA Ltd). … Continue reading

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Natural remedies

This weekend was one of outdoorsy firsts for me. On Saturday morning, when most sensible people are still in bed or enjoying a leisurely breakfast, I found myself running through some incredibly boggy woods in Derbyshire, the taste of metal … Continue reading

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Monkey business

This weekend I swapped the sea for the hills. I was supposed to be surfing in Croyde but, for various reasons, I  found myself hanging upside down off a bouldering wall in Sheffield instead. Like most climbing walls, it was … Continue reading

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Fear schmear

I learnt recently that Susan Jeffers had died from cancer. She wrote the best-selling book, ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’, first published in 1987. I read this book earlier on the year, and it helped me to feel … Continue reading

Posted in Cod philosophy, Ecology, Self-employment, Thai massage, Yoga | 2 Comments