Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Walk with me: Pegsdon in Autumn


I'm so glad I managed a proper Autumnal walk before all the leaves finish falling. I think it's a particularly beautiful one this year. Or maybe it's only because yellow is my favourite colour this year. And orange and red are great too. This walk is quite short (8km) but only an hour away from London (by car). Convenient.



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Inspired: Novacorda and Pablo Massa at Holy Grail Guitar 2016


I just followed Stu and Hobs aka SBC Guitars to the Holy Grail Guitar Show because I wanted to go to Berlin. I didn't truly think I'd spend much time at an exhibition of independent guitar designer makers. I said I'd come have a look (as I'll likely be helping out if SBC get a stand there next year) and then I'd leave to explore Berlin by myself. It was actually so inspiring that I only left a couple of hours before the guys. So much beautiful use of wood and colour. So many fantastic luthiers.

But the stand outs to me were Novacorda Guitars and Pablo Massa.



Thursday, 3 November 2016

Moments of October - frantic + fun



As much as I love the bright yellow leaves of Autumn, I really dislike the shorter, darker days. This week I've found I leave work, step out of the building into the dark and my mood drops. I feel exhausted and overwhelmed. It feels like there is no time left to do anything, the day is done. I think I need a rest and to organise myself. October has been incredibly busy and very fun and all over the place intense.



Thursday, 27 October 2016

Inside Granny's house - a vintage interior dream


Granny says that now it's autumn, she can't remember how the trees looked in summer. And though she knows the leaves will drop and the trees will be bare, she just can't imagine how the trees will look in winter.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 7 - the Milky Way and Marrakech



I delayed this post because I wanted to illustrate the utter magic of the starry mountain skies. The most intensely starry sky I have ever been lucky enough to experience. Obviously I have no photos, I didn't even retrieve my crappy EE phone from my room that night.



Thursday, 13 October 2016

2 days in Berlin


It seems unbelievable to me that a return flight to Berlin can cost only slightly more than a return train ticket to Wiltshire to visit my family (£60 flights, £51 train). But wow, flying to Germany for the weekend felt super exciting, super cool and super fun!



Thursday, 6 October 2016

Moments of September - stress and superpowers


Fitness dropped right off this month and I've been super on-edge. Would sticking to my fitness routine have helped me with the stress or would it have been an additional stress factor? There's no way to know for sure.