Upstream (Selected Essays) – Mary Oliver Published by Penguin Press in 2016 This is not quite a book review. Although, if asked, I would give it 5 stars. This post is more about how this book affected me personally, with a little praise thrown in. I picked up this book on a whim. I had … More The door to the woods is the door to the temple.
Oli bought a new camera for himself, and a shared Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens a couple of weeks ago, and has been itching to try it out more. We took it to the WWT in Barnes last weekend but we wanted to take it out somewhere a bit more unpredictable to really test them out. … More The Atmospheric Cliffe Pools
As December draws in, the long, dark nights are often in need of a bit of a warm and cosy lift – especially if, like me, you never have the heating on because it is a battle with your other half every time you feel you need it! Enter spiced apple cider. For ease I … More Spiced Apple Cider
Why wait for Jan the 1st to make positive changes? … More New Month Resolutions
When you tell people you’re heading to Cleethorpes for the weekend, you mostly get a grimace and a small chuckle. At least, that’s what I got from my colleagues. Even telling them that we were going for baby seals wasn’t enough to sway them into thinking it was a really cool plan so I just had to … More A chilly weekend in Donna Nook
Follow up to this post! Day Four – Fazana and Brijuni Day four saw us heading up the west coast on a bus to Fazana, in order to catch a ferry across to the Brijuni Islands. The bus was relatively simple to find – it is the 21A from Gardiani Fini, and takes around half an hourish. … More Croatia 2016 Part 2 – Brijuni, Slovenia, Plitvice and Cape Kamenjak
I’m not sure why I never got round to writing about my holiday to Croatia back in September 2016. It was absolutely beautiful and deserves its own post, so I’ve decided to revisit it as best I can! I’m scheduling it so it goes back in my blog to where it should be, but I’m … More Croatia 2016 Part 1 – Arrival, Hotel Chilling and Exploring Pula