Hidden Sussex

One summer evening at the Women of Colour group I go to, I had the pleasure of meeting Amy Solis from Writing our Legacy, an organisation who support and connect BAME writers in the South East. Over winter, Writing our Legacy has been running workshops in collaboration with different writers - giving BAME people a… Continue reading Hidden Sussex

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Who are we now?

March 23rd marked 3 years ago that 23 strangers (one of them being me!) walked into 'Eden' for the first time - a 600 acre remote site on the west coast of Scotland - where we intended to live off-grid and cut off from the world for 1 year. A year later, the 10 of us… Continue reading Who are we now?

Running for Samaritans

The last few months, a lot of my time has been taken up with running! I'm preparing to run a half marathon in Hampshire on June 17th and have decided to raise some funds for Samaritans whilst I'm at it. As it's Mental Health Awareness week, I’ve decided to share some of my own story… Continue reading Running for Samaritans

The Tree House

Two years on from the day I walked into Eden, I'm reminiscing about the house I built there... For me, a large part of the appeal of Eden was having the opportunity to build a home and live in it. This has long been a dream of mine, probably partly inspired by my parents’ story. My… Continue reading The Tree House

Journey to HitchFest 2017

PREPARATION: I had an afternoon in Brighton to get last minute bits and bobs and was feeling fragile after being obligated to attend a last minute event in London the night before involving free cocktails. Several people at this event had wanted to know if I was taking any pepper spray or a rape alarm… Continue reading Journey to HitchFest 2017

How nature improves our mental health

In July I visited Windsor Hill Wood, a woodland shelter in Somerset. It was somewhere I'd been meaning to visit for sometime, since coming across Tobias Jones' plans to open WHW when researching for Is this the Future? way back in 2011. It was a good time for me to visit for several reasons, once of… Continue reading How nature improves our mental health

Day 16 – The Last Day

Spanish hotels seem to be great for late check-out times, this one in Murcia let us stay until midday. We took full advantage of this with a lie-in, a leisurely breakfast, showers and getting all the online stuff done we needed to (checking in for flight, uploading photos to our instagram etc.) whilst we had… Continue reading Day 16 – The Last Day

Day 15

We had a late start today after a difficult night of sleep. I left Ondra sleeping in our cave and went for a wander around on the rocks, finding a few other smaller caves to nose around in. It’s a shame we have to leave so soon (our flight leaves Murcia, 190km away, tomorrow evening)… Continue reading Day 15

Day 14

We had a wonderfully cosy night's sleep in our paradise cave and woke up to the best window ever. It was a bit overcast but the sea looked calmer than yesterday. We went to the swimming spot O found yesterday and reassessed where to jump in and where to climb out. It wasn’t very high… Continue reading Day 14

Day 13

I woke up to an overpowering scent of wild thyme - we were surrounded by plants. Either they’re particularly fragrant in the morning or we were just too tired to notice the night before. We had an apple and peanuts for breakfast, I did some writing and O took some photos, then we packed up… Continue reading Day 13