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

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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

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

Day 12

Our checkout time wasn’t until midday so we took full advantage of that and had a lazy morning in the hotel room, dipping into our supplies for breakfast rather than going out to find somewhere to eat. We used the free WiFi to look into our options for staying in the Cabo de Gata Natural… Continue reading Day 12

Day 11

Waking up on a deserted beach = Bliss. I had a morning swim and wash in the sea whilst O started the fire, then we swapped and I boiled some water for tea whilst O washed and swam. For breakfast we had our last two kiwis and dipped into our emergency peanuts and dark chocolate… Continue reading Day 11