Autumn colours

(A short post with lots of pictures) It’s a lovely time of year to walk here in the UK, with the changing colours of the season and still some warm days.  I am fortunate to live at the edge of a city with countryside at my doorstep, and in half an hour I can be…

Capturing memories

There’s a big country park across the road from our home. An interesting place with forest areas and ponds and hills, and loads of early blackberries at the moment. There used to be a visitor centre but it was burned down some years back. Next to that vacant space, there is still a small children’s…

Is your grief a muddy river?

What an unusual summer we’ve had. Weeks and weeks of hot, dry sunny weather, and now finally rain again. The temperature cooling off a bit has made it easier to walk, and I’ve been taking advantage of it when I can. It’s “me” time – putting into practice the advice that I emphasise in our…

Finding the stillness in grief

Longterm visitors to this blog will know that I love to walk. Walking in countryside or along the coast brings is just about my favourite activity. I tend to set myself goals for walking that push me a bit harder than I am able… so much so that finding my way and/or putting one step…