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H is for one Happy Falconer

In response to my remorseless adoration of H is for Hawk, my own H treated me to a falconry experience at the Rare Breeds Centre near Ashford in Kent. I will say very little about it except for (a) it was awesome, (b) I now want my own Harris hawk, and (c) look at my happy little […]

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Path Diverted

When I started this blog back in September, I said I wanted to walk the South West Coast Path before I turned 40, but of course, I really wanted more than that. I was seeking the usual clichés: balance, contentment, challenge, happiness. The sense of feeling myself again. It’s the familiar wish-list of the thirtysomething […]

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‘So, you’re walking the South West Coast Path,’ says a woman I meet this week. ‘How long will it take you?’ ‘Two years,’ I say. She screws up her nose. ‘Two YEARS?’ she shrieks, the disgust plain in her voice. ‘Why on earth would it take you that long?’ ‘Not all in one go,’ I say. […]

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