Rule Number 6


Those of you familiar with the brilliant book The Art of Possibility by Roz and Ben Zander will remember Rule Number 6. Even after two decades, it’s as relevant as ever… “Lighten up – don’t take yourself so seriously“ Today I am invoking Rule Number 6 because after a week of shearing alpacas and fitting … Read more

In the wrong place?


Rhododendrons are causing a colourful riot down in the valley. Extravagantly displaying their wares beneath enormously tall conifers. Big purple blooms lighting up the side of the valley where the lane comes in. But not where we let the alpacas roam. Because Rhododendrons are poisonous to camelids. There are many things in our world and … Read more

Natural rhythm


Walking up the valley in the cool of the evening, I was aware of a rhythm that is usually outside our perception. Daisies had started to close their little white heads as the temperature fell. The timbre of the birdsong took on a more mellow, relaxed tone, so unlike the noisy burst of the dawn … Read more

Awakening sight


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.“ Henry David Thoreau Over the weekend I listened to both the edited and unedited versions of Krista Tippett’s conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz for the On-Being Podcast: Towards a Moral Revolution. Whilst it was recorded in January and aired last week to coincide with … Read more

Noticing along the way


We are all navigating change. Personal and global. Whether we signed up for it or not. The thing is, what are we noticing along the way?