Oh hi, Mike. It’s been a while. Hey there. Yo. I see you’re still trying to sound trendy. You do know “yo” is an ’80s thing? Not necessarily. In Spanish it means “me”. So you’re admitting you’re a narcissist? It is always such a pleasure when you drop by. I’ve really, really missed it. Likewise. It’s been ages. I was … Read More
It’s a late January day in 1754, and Horace Walpole, writer and 4th Earl of Orford, is scratching out a letter to his friend Horace Mann. It’s one of those “things are tolerable, old boy, if tedious and rather wearying” letters that English people have excelled at for hundreds of years, so let’s skip to the interesting part: ——— “…this … Read More
(Yes, I know what’s happening today. But in case you need a distraction – try this out.)
What happens when we’re getting too hot?
Meditation is a fantastic way to calm your mind, so you’re more in touch with the Great Outdoors when you’re out in it. However, outdoor meditation can be challenging – and usually requires a tailored approach. Here are three meditations that I’ve found super-useful while hiking in the UK. 1. The Acceptance Meditation Those clouds are really dark, aren’t they? … Read More
What happens when you’re getting too cold?
As you probably know by now, I’m a lover of the absurd but rather magnificent practice of occasionally pretending bedrooms don’t exist. This involves finding somewhere else to sleep, like perched on the side of a hill, or suspended between two trees in a hammock – or, thankfully very rarely, in a corner of a field in Orkney with the … Read More
What happens when you refuse to sleep? Answer: a living nightmare.