A latter day Cuban revolution

So, Cuba’s embargo has been lifted and is now a hair’s breath from coming to an end. Overseen by The Pope who bridged the relationships of Barack Obama and Raúl Castro this is without doubt a good thing. So why am I dragging my heels? Is my selfish romantic nostalgia …

Vintage & with character

The world at large moves ever more swiftly, growing smaller through the power social media and the rapid-fire transmission of information technology. This high-speed interchange often seems to run at the mercy of no-one, least of all old people. They who were less prepared for the overnight advance. Hell, I …

Hidden Treasure & The Plough

I was quaffing a glass of vino in Padstow harbour at lunchtime today with someone who claimed they now ‘got’ Cornwall. I struggle to understand anyone who couldn’t ‘get’ Cornwall to be honest, it’s one of the first and finest Celtic territories. It has struggled with the demise of mining and …

Super moon merges

  I went out and danced in the moonlight last night There in the darkness light loved me Falling deep amongst those fields of abandon my inner voice whispers Cast aside  artificial pleasure and senseless day drum Lay here in the wheat because yes all is sweet Concern can become  …

Sunday Supplement

…..If your not cwtch’d (Welsh for cuddled) up in bed with a loved one take this quote to heart. Sums up a sunny summer Sunday perfectly…..x x “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” Guillaume Apollinaire  

The Secret Garden & Captain Boo

  I’m looking after Mr. Boo for a month for some friends. Mr. Boo is a cat- a cool cat. I have anointed him king of cool. Oh yes, he has a certain savour faire… Suave and sophisticated he’ll grace you with his presence but Mr. Boo is quite self …

Sowing the seeds of change

  Over the coming months I’m going to be documenting the re-shaping of an allotment in the oldest area of detached town gardens in the world. St Anne’s Gardens covers 75 acres and sits in the heart of the one of the most deprived inner-city communities in Britain. Out of …

Crisis? What crisis?

  I was having a chat the other day about the complexities of getting older. How the whole gamut and meaning of everything can get lost and what replaces it can be a disparate searching in some made up character. A mid life crisis I call it. Man alive I look …

Karma & a human revolution

  I’ve been a Nichiren Buddhist for over ten years now. Seems only right to create a little post about karma, more importantly perhaps my profound joy that has come from transforming it. Such a hard thing to turn around, like a big lumbering tanker out at sea; but nice to know …

Can red be cool…

  I’ve discovered this cracking Argentinean Pinot Noir; a real gem among gems from Trapiche Vinyards. A fuller fatter Pinot than any Bergundian or from any cooler climate but it’s got length and its got legs. It’ll give you more bang for your buck than anything from that stockpile on discount. …