ROUND-UP: Epping Forest KINSHIP WEEKEND

This was such a short weekend, but oh so sweet… I’m just always surprised and reassured by how sensitive we are, what small things we notice, our capacity to feel in the context of being in a landscape. And then I wonder why we ignore these things habitually. Kinship Workshops attempt to support individuals to…

KINSHIP WEEKEND: Epping Forest 15&16 September 2018

Epping Forest is a 2400 hectare ancient woodland on the border of Greater London and Essex, easily reached via the London Underground. It’s a stunning area with both woodland and meadow that’s home to a variety of wildlife including Fallow and Muntjac deer. It is possible to travel from London for each day but it’s…

WILD PLACES: South West Waters

In these last few weeks I’ve been attending workshops in Devon and Cornwall. This year I decided to spend more time in water exploring this love I have for being in and under it. I wanted to dig deeper into what I love about it and simply to spend more time in water. That’s something I…

NEW KINSHIP WORKSHOP: Cych Valley and Pembrokeshire Coast 1-5 October 2018

I’m thrilled to announce the next residential Kinship will be in the beautiful Cych Valley and Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire coast. The Cych Valley is the meeting place of the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire in South-West Wales. The Cych River passes next to the village of Abercych where we will have our home…

WILD PLACES: Underneath

This year, I wanted to try Freediving. While in Thailand in January, I did my first course with my friend Petra in Koh Tao with Apnea Total. I couldn’t complete a second course out there as I had some middle ear problems. In June I went to Malta to finish it up the second course…

ROUND-UP: Dartmoor

I was walking through a town park today and thinking about Kinship… it’s possible anywhere. Dartmoor is an exceptional place, the people and support that made it happen also. Having said that, in the park, the plants grow, the jackdaw struts and the heron soars overhead… the people flock, gather and go solo too. An…

ROUND-UP: Dundee & Tentsmuir

I’ve been basking in the sun a bit today, tired but satisfied. It wasn’t like that out in Tentsmuir yesterday and the day before… we had wild weathers AND went anyway – to meet it all. There’s a silent and deafening presence of the landscape out there, somehow stark and rich at the same time….