Pathway signs: a love story

Confession: Every time I see a sign marking a public footpath I get a little bit excited. Our communal spaces have been eroded over the years, so when I see an actual sign telling me I can walk across an actual field on someone else’s actual land, I breathe a sigh of relief. In the…

The twenty-minute Bohemian

I’m not saying I actually want to be an impoverished artist in fin-de-siecle Paris, living off cigarettes and the goodwill of others, pale and interesting and destined for tubercular demise. But I think you can’t beat a little bit of fantasy to enable a small escape, and I love nothing better than packing my notebook and pretending I’m heading off to Les…

The easiest way to do something you’ve never done before

Sometimes we all need a break from the old routine. This is a fun little exercise just to roll that dice and see what happens next. There’s no pressure, but let’s see what happens when we give ourselves permission to try something new.   1. Stop by the next newsagent’s you pass. Go in.  …