What part does place play in creativity? For a time, I thought I couldn’t write about Scotland unless beautiful scenery was my backdrop. Here’s how my views have changed.
As the travel restrictions ease in Scotland, families can reunite. But returning to my childhood village brings both new discoveries and a reminder of what has been lost.
How would you tell your origin story of your relationship with the living world? I reflect on how my parents have shaped my love of nature.
On an early spring day, blue skies sit over the rolling Fife hills. As I walk, I consider how good weather can be a balm after the worst of winters.
Before, repeating the same walk every weekend might have been many people’s definition of boredom. Now, the small green spaces on our doorstep provide calm in the chaos.
I’m not sure where the year has gone. How has time actually passed, despite the wild world we’re now living in? I ask myself this question all the time.
After a week of work — which involves creating content about the coronavirus for about 7 hours a day, which as you’ve guessed doesn’t provide much opportunity from switching off from the situation we currently find ourselves in — one of the weekend’s simplest pleasures is sitting in the kitchen with a coffee and toast,Continue reading “Noticing nature and letting go of certainty”
A quick blog based on yesterday’s evening stroll and the notes I took afterwards in a journal, scrawled vertically whilst lying in bed before midnight. The sky was hazy, like viewing it through condensation on glass. ‘Walk?’ B messaged me. We hadn’t done this yet, but this notion we had before we moved to FifeContinue reading “A walk near home to mark the weekend”
Yesterday we hiked up the hill behind our house. I say hike because this crag is far from a leisurely weekend stroll: the first part sees the walker take on a steep, leaf-lined trail before meeting a welcome flat pasture; from there, a grassy cattle road is joined and soon he or she is pointedContinue reading “Little signs of spring near home in Fife”
Hello — it’s been a while hasn’t it? (Haven’t you noticed the virtual tumbleweed around here?) Things have been changing, in both the online world and my life, and I’m sharing this to make sense of it all… Trying to find the words in a world of haste Over the past few months I’ve exhaledContinue reading “Back to blogging, but not as I knew it”