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.
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…
(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.
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
The title of this post is a clickbaity lie, and I’m a fraud for writing it.
These are weird times. Hope you’re okay. Here’s a thing I’ve now learned about a pandemic lockdown: if you don’t have a home to lock yourself down in (because you sold a house last summer and intended to spend a year renting your way around Europe) – well, you have to rethink your plans very quickly.