Puffins Galore

Finally, after wanting to go for over a year I was on the May Princess heading to the biggest puffin colony in the UK: The Isle of May. After hearing about this little island from various people who’d been, I … Continue reading

Attack Of The Gulls

This is intimidating, I thought to myself as I inched forwards along the grass path amongst the abundance of gulls on this tiny island. My heart was racing. Keeping my head low and putting my hands over the crown of … Continue reading

Birds Help Me To Get Unstuck

Ironically I’ve been a bit stuck with publishing my blog posts since I was on a writing retreat at the end of June. I’d been so inspired there that I was raring to go when I got home, only to … Continue reading

Bonding With My Dad Over Birds

During a recent trip to The Netherlands to visit my parents and my brother, my dad and I went to one of our favourite local bird hides on my last day. I wasn’t flying till the evening so I had … Continue reading

The Beauty I Love Is What I Do

“Let the beauty we love be what we do” – Rumi One of the beauties I love is Nature. Birds, landscapes, plants, flowers, wildlife, everything in nature. I love being in nature, too. Last October, on our monthly mini-adventure, my … Continue reading

A Fun Little 21 Day Challenge

A few days ago I set myself a fun little challenge to do whilst I am spending time in the Netherlands over Christmas and New Year. If you didn’t already know, I was born and brought up in the Netherlands, … Continue reading

Reflecting On Happiness

How do we really know what we want and what makes us happy until we experience it? How can we know what we love, what works for us, what we need? We can make lists upon lists of what we … Continue reading

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, … Continue reading

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been inspired to re-visit and re-commit to a creative, writing project that in turn has led me to embarking on a couple of new creative projects focused on Landmarks, Landscape and Language. Three … Continue reading

When Things Don’t Go To Plan

You may have read in Sketchbook Stories (my regular newsletter), or seen on Facebook and Twitter that I recently lost my almost-95-year-old grandmother. She hadn’t been well since February this year and we had been preparing for her passing since … Continue reading