I’ve never used an emergency blanket, yet yesterday I wrapped myself tightly in one, half an hour before the start of the race. No emergency as such though, just to shelter from the wind and rain, sitting in the small boat that took me to the start of the Cape Wrath Challenge 2017.
I had planned for a while to expand on my personal journey through the past year in details. I’ll still get round to it one day soon, but for now: Continue reading dear 2016
For the past few weeks since the Loch Ness Marathon I have done close to no running at all. I also overlooked that the clocks were going back the night before the “Culloden 1746” event and slept rubbish … looking back, it might have been a good idea to train little and sleep even less; or maybe not. Continue reading onward upwards
It is April and I live in Scotland but, admittedly, when I heard the word “Blizzard” on the radio this morning, I nearly choked on my porridge. Continue reading climate strange
I was in the garden when I heard what sounded like the kids had woken up, distant but growing squaks. But a look at the night-sky revealed the evident source of the sounds.
Daylight for less than a third of the day has become the norm over the past weeks, with dawn breaking just after 8am and artificial lights going on early in the afternoon. Today’s winter solstice means here is to increasing hours of daylight at last, horray! Continue reading northern nights
What kicked off the recent regime change in Romania supposedly started off as a mourning of around 150 people, that snowballed to 20.000 in a matter of hours, the biggest protest in 25 years. With some recent legal changes regarding political organisation, it could be a watershed moment for the country. Continue reading trajectory wtf
A few days ago I was out in the garden after dark, when a creature zoomed past, a metre above my head. The glimpse I caught of it’s flight led the brain to come up with “Huge, obese and – somewhat disfigured – bat!?”
If you were looking forward to more wood based content I’ll have to disappoint you (for now). Instead, no less than an impeachment of our depicted role within the cosmos. Continue reading and boom
I don’t want to keep you waiting, so as announced and without further ado, more wood.