Articles written by: Hannah

The brains behind the sore feet and grumpy donkey. There's more about me on the about me page, and in fact all over this website. It's all about me. And a donkey, and Wales.

Free the mothers! We are not the number-one parents!
Further adventures / The blog / Wild Baby

Free the mothers! We are not the number-one parents!

Anyone who’s been watching the whole donkey story will know that what I found so hard – what the ‘adventure’ really was – was my ineptitude and discomfort with being in charge. And here I bloody well am again. I am not the number-one parent. And in coming to realise […]

Walking to Hay Festival
Further adventures / The book

Walking to Hay Festival

We walked to Hay! Ursula Martin (One Woman Walks) and I assembled all the OS maps, taped them to the floor, made a plumb line from Aberystwyth to Hay, then drew a pink pen line along the nicest-looking footpaths that were closest to our string. The upshot was a fantastic […]

Triple-bill speaking tour next weekend! Plus, Hay Festival. Eep!
After the walk / Further adventures / Plans / The book

Triple-bill speaking tour next weekend! Plus, Hay Festival. Eep!

I have talking dates coming up! I’m beside myself with excitement at having been invited to Hay Festival, which is at the end of May, and I am going to escape the monkey on my back (see the pretty monkey below!) and walk across Wales to Hay with my co-speakee, […]

Last-minute Christmas-post post!
After the walk / The book / The film

Last-minute Christmas-post post!

This is the third year of my clever way of keeping Christmas consumerism in its place: I do all my shopping on Christmas Eve, and until then I firmly maintain the belief that Christmas doesn’t apply to me. This does mean that I forgot to mention my donkey wares – […]

Facing a whole new scary adventure
Further adventures / Wild Baby

Facing a whole new scary adventure

I am going to New York. It’s not for work. Even stretching the definition of work as I do, I’m not doing anything adventurous, not taking my walking boots, maybe not even taking my laptop. And yet I’m more nervous about this trip than any other except one. If adventuring […]

Wild Baby – a new film!
After the walk / Further adventures / Philosophising / Wild Baby

Wild Baby – a new film!

I made a new film! It’s a shortie, just right for an afternoon tea break. It’s really very safe for work – no swearing at runaway donkeys, no crying (well, quite a lot actually, but not done by me for a change), no epic dirt-encrusted walk. Just the quiet struggle […]

Where the hell did I go?
After the walk / Further adventures

Where the hell did I go?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I want to create something good, and I have 40 minutes before nursery finishes! Did you know that I once did great things? I once scared myself daily, pushing myself to the tops of hills, along dual carriageways, through fields of lively bullocks, and so far out of my […]

Welsh legends in under a minute
After the walk / Further adventures

Welsh legends in under a minute

This is the Year of Legends, as decided by the tourist board, Visit Wales. Since last summer I’ve been organising a series of theatrical events for the Dyfi Biosphere – the remarkable but little-recognised local UNESCO-designated area. To promote the events and the Dyfi Biosphere itself, Rhys and I (and his production company Fforest Films) pitched […]

88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey
After the walk / Where are we now?

88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey

None of which are to do with the (admittedly fairly large) size of my baby’s ears… Read on to find out all the ways that my cardboard-eating dependents take after each other I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. This baby we made is now nine months old – […]

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys
Miscellaneous / Philosophising

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys

Last year I was interviewed by the extremely busy adventurer Alastair Humphreys for his website and a book on grand adventures, called Grand Adventures. It’s out this week – I just got my copy in the post, which made a nice change from the rest of this week’s parcels (nipple […]