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A donkey at the Costermonger Harvest Festival in London
Miscellaneous / The blog

Donkeys and Cockneys in the City of London

Back in the autumn, not long after I’d starting harping on about donkeys, my studio-mate Jasia came across a whole bunch of them right in central London. They were accompanying the Pearly Kings and Queens of East London on a procession through the City to the church of St Mary-le-Bow […]

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The journey around Wales with a donkey is going to begin in May. Until then I will be getting ready – trying to win the donkey’s heart, buying her panniers, planning the route, being alternately worried and excited. If you want me to let you know when the big milestones […]

Miscellaneous / The blog

I walk therefore I am

Is it for the views, the challenge, the exercise? Or the zen-like calm and hearty appetite? Hannah Engelkamp on word duty and Sarah Steinhardt on picture duty take two weeks and 190 miles to consider in some serious depth whether they actually like walking. And if they do, then why? […]

1027 miles in hours, steps and calories
The blog / The journey

1027 miles in hours, steps and calories

I’m going to walk a thousand miles this summer. That fact makes me feel unequivocally good. I’ve walked 200 miles before, on the coast-to-coast path across Cumbria and Yorkshire (read about that here, if you like). It took two weeks, and we figured out – my walking buddy, Sarah*, and […]

Reasons to be nervous, one, two, three…
The blog / Uncategorized

Reasons to be nervous, one, two, three…

It’s happening. After four months or more of talking about it, I’m off to meet Mali the donkey. It’s been at least two months of me showing a pixelated picture of her to people on my phone, and now, the first weekend of January 2013, I’m going to meet her. […]

Ordnance Survey maps for the whole coast of Wales
Plans / The blog

Useful Christmas presents – no going back!

Christmas has really marked the practical beginning of this scheme. It now must either happen, or I will have to tell my whole extensive and enthusiastic family that it’s not. And find something else to do with a pony grooming kit, a bridle, a farrier’s knife with many different hoof-digging […]