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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 […]

The next adventure…
After the walk / Philosophising / The blog

The next adventure…

A man called Tim is currently camping next to a slightly bemused Chico, in a field full of flowers and sunshine, high above Aberystwyth. This morning there were some vigorous rainstorms and he was lying in his tent reading Celtic prayers, and noticed how many of them mention shelter. “It’s […]

Life, death and donkeys
After the walk / Philosophising

Life, death and donkeys

Two years ago today I got the overwhelming honour of seeing a baby born. I was the very first person to see the damp, dark hair of the truly superb little soul who has since become Lois, at 1.40am, in the gentle, dark, womblike surrounds of Lewisham Birth Centre. I […]

The Telegraph, Bear Grylls and lost blokes
After the walk / Philosophising

The Telegraph, Bear Grylls and lost blokes

A few days ago a woman from the Telegraph called me to ask what I thought of Bear Grylls’s new TV series, which is currently in post production. Apparently a bunch of ‘lost blokes’ were taken to a desert island to ascertain whether modern man can still work out how […]

Going for a walk could save the world
After the walk / Philosophising / The blog

Going for a walk could save the world

Living outdoors so quickly puts everything in perspective. It reminds me what is precious and important (people, time, landscapes, muscles, chatting, simplicity, lunch) and what is extraneous and best cut down or cut out (commuting, labour-saving devices, clutter, morbid news stories, jetfuel, landfill, women’s magazines) . It strikes me as […]