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Surfing in Scotland and time out with my eldest son

Surfing in Scotland and time out with my eldest son

Time is precious. I have the most amazing relationship with my eldest son who is 18 and having a year out before university. We always have lots of laughs and adventures together. So when it came to choosing a birthday treat I chose surfing with him. He wasn’t...
Susan Cain endorsement of my work

Susan Cain endorsement of my work

“I’m touched and inspired by the quiet beauty of Margaret Soraya’s work.” Susan Cain⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ There are some things that just lift your soul – and receiving this email from someone who changed my life a few years ago was one of them. ⁣⁠ Susan is the author of...
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...
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...
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Safety and comfort on my photographic workshops in Scotland

Safety and comfort on my photographic workshops in Scotland

In light of the recent weather and articles that have been released about accidents and dangers of being outdoors in the winter in Scotland, I decided to write a few thoughts down about my retreats and my viewpoint on this.  Scotland is beautiful, and never more so...

Lesley Alsford – Cornwall

Lesley Alsford – Cornwall

Lesley, you have a natural way with colour and light and a flair for using the technicals in a very artistic way. It was interesting looking at your photo a day that you have been doing for a long while now and seeing some images that wouldn’t be out of place with the...