I'm not big on New Years resolutions but I do like to remind myself what's important. I thought if I were to write myself a list for the next 12 months I might be able to focus and make even more of the year ahead. Also, if I share it here, I might be more inclined to remember it. 13 Things to remember: 1. Life doesn't have to be complicated. Instead of taking on a whole heap of … [Read more...] about 13 Things to Remember for 2013
Wetting the babies head.
My late Mother bought me this malt and I saved the last drop to drink to the safe arrival of our little girl. As I know very few people in this part of the country, I sit here with the family asleep upstairs, raising my glass to my little girl, to you, and all the Mothers of the world and what they do. … [Read more...] about Wetting the babies head.
Life Moves Pretty Fast
In 1999 I found a piece of paper in my backpack. On it were the co-ordinates of an Alpine valley on the Swiss Italian border. I had been given the location a year before by a man I met in Laos. He'd promised me if I arrived at that spot on a certain day, he would teach me how to be a 'Pastore' (Shepherd/Cowherd). I was coming to the end of a decade of travel. Not wanting to slip straight … [Read more...] about Life Moves Pretty Fast
LIFE – Natural History on TV
I've managed to get my hands on a sneak preview of the BBC Natural History Units new blockbuster landmark series, LIFE which is due to go out this autumn on BBC1. There is not a lot on TV that excites me quite as much as these epic documentaries shot using the latest filming technologies and taking years to complete. The Open University (whom i work with occasionally) are co-producers on this … [Read more...] about LIFE – Natural History on TV