Co-Creating a More Beautiful World

Six Months Living on my Narrow Boat: How is it Going?

What is life like living on my narrow boat? How am I adapting to this new change of lifestyle? What have these cold winter months been like on living on board? Read on to find out! It doesn’t seem like it has only been six months since I have been back in the UK. Life moves on quickly and takes...

When Dreams Come True

Anyone who has been following this journey of mine for the past few years may be feeling my pain and disappointment at the recent turn of events. To have boldly announced my dreams to the world and have them come crashing down in full view is indeed a lesson in humility.  Yet in a strange twist of fate, as one...

When Dreams Collapse 

This post is the post that I never thought I would be writing.  After three and a half years of dreaming of going back to the land, of writing about it and sharing it, my worst case scenario has come true. The dream has collapsed.  Hence my silence over the last three months.  Not really knowing the best way to...

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Saving the Soil in The Garden of Gaia – Part 2

Starting a Rural Project This post was written in collaboration with the Conscious Planet and El Jardin de Gaia   In this post we return to El Jardin de Gaia, where I was part of a guided tour organised by Save Soil volunteers. I was eager to find out more about how this pioneering rural project first came into being....

Saving the Soil in The Garden of Gaia – Part 1.

An Adventure into Regenerative Agriculture    This post was written in collaboration with the Conscious Planet and El Jardin de Gaia In this post I report on a recent visit to an inspiring and pioneering place not far from Madrid that is proof that a more beautiful world is possible. From regenerative agriculture to the ins and outs of growing...

What Would You Do If You Only Had Six Months Left To Live?

  It may be a corny question. The kind that English teachers like myself use to stimulate discussion or the kind of question people pose at some artificial speed dating event. People roll their eyes and answer in a superficial way. But if I may, I ask you to humour me for a moment.  “What would you do if you...

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Reality of Following Your Most Radical Dreams

From the earth elemental energies to the fundamental permaculture principles, I reflect on what I have learnt so far about the reality of following our most radical dreams.   If you have been following this blog since its inception in 2020, you may be surprised that after so much energy and movement of the first few years of this journey,...

Taking Another Leap of Faith into the Unknown

Taking a leap of faith once again into the unknown as I follow my heart obediently towards the type of life I want to live.   Written Mid April 2023 Three years post pandemic and we have war waging, the cost of living souring and threats of economic crisis whispering in our ears. It could be argued, and with much...

Tragedy Hits the Community Garden:  Epilogue 

  This is the final part of the series of blog posts that I have written about a terrible crime that took place within the collective of the community garden (see parts 1 and 2– trigger warning: violence against children and suicide). In this final post, I share my final reflections on painful episode. Using the words of the victim’s...

Tragedy Hits the Community Garden: Part 2

How does a community garden react when the worse crime of all is committed by one of its own members?   In this post we return to where we left off, with the collective in the community garden still reeling from the tragic events that unfolded on the 27th December 2021.  Trigger Warning: Violence Against Children and Suicide   A small...