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Healing through nature

Healing through nature

A couple of years ago The Guardian ran with a headline “Three quarters of UK children now spend less time outdoors than prison inmates“.  When adults do go outside, most often they are lost in the devices in their hands and they no longer look up to see the sky, the...
Time out in Cornwall in search of waves

Time out in Cornwall in search of waves

I took a break last week during what has been the start of a busy summer for me. I headed down to Cornwall! I used to live in Falmouth and spent many a weekend in Newquay during my college years. I have a love of Cornwall for obvious reasons – the coastline and...
The joy of just being

The joy of just being

Being versus doing I woke up in my van today on the Isle of Harris and dozed till 7am – the longest lie in I have had in weeks. I’ve been on a kind of overdrive of the mind and body lately, suffering with tiredness with migraines trying to creep back into...
Ayurveda for chronic pain in Kerala, India

Ayurveda for chronic pain in Kerala, India

On my forth Ayurvedic trip to India and Sri Lanka, I found a caring paradise at Coir village on the backwaters of Kerala. A place I became content to just sit for hours watching the eagles fly overhead, the herons land and fishermen in canoes occasionally glide past....
Wild swimming on the Isle of Skye

Wild swimming on the Isle of Skye

I spent an impromptu day with Matt who runs a low key business on the Isle of Skye created from his obvious passion for swimming on the Isle of Skye last week. Matt is a gentle soul with a real love of what he does and a genuine desire to share and show others some...
Mindfulness, Gratefulness & Pauses

Mindfulness, Gratefulness & Pauses

Photography is an “eyes wide open” walking meditation. Described perfectly by Matthew Johnstone  in his little book ” Capturing Mindfulness” I had a day to just stop a while after leading a small photography group on the Isle of Harris last week. I stayed...
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Fuji GFX 50s tests and switch over

I've been debating a switch for a long time now from Nikon (which I have used for 12 years ) over to Fuji. I have had the XT-2 for a while, alongside my Nikons but I have been testing out the GFX 50s with different lens combinations recently. A huge thank you to...

Amanda Root – Cornwall

Amanda Root - Cornwall, St Ives workshop, Feb 2020 I saw you contentedly sitting and watching the world go by, even when the gales were blowing and the rain drenching us, I saw you enjoying little moments in nature. What is so wonderful about you is that you quietly...

David Lengeler – Cornwall

David Lengeler came on the Cornwall waves and seascapes workshop in Feb 2020, St Ives  The way you embraced and loved every second outdoors amidst wild winds and storms was wonderful. Your connection to the coast is obvious and your delight at seeing every place we...