31 Jul 2018 | Reading and Walking

Wood Mountain Walk, Day Four

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon. I’m leaning against a fragrant hay bale in a ditch beside Highway 2. I’ve walked 24 kilometres so far and hope to get to 35 before I stop for the day. It’s been a good day for walking, cooler than yesterday and cloudy, although now the sun is shining. I […]

31 Jul 2018 | Jack Lowe

Life Update, July/August 2018

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a ‘Life Update’ post on this blog that told of the trials and tribulations I had undergone since the end of 2016, when I started the process of applying for funding to do a PhD. I explained how I successfully received...

31 Jul 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Self-Boss Networking Walk – Clients

The vibrant banks of flowers and pollinators in the Olympic Park took centre stage for this Self-Boss Networking Walk.  The netwalkers engaged with each other and the landscape to reflect on their business and the clients that are at the centre of their work.  The colourful flowers acted as a metaphor for the clients we … Self-Boss Networking Walk – ClientsRead More »

31 Jul 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Heron With a Message in Regents Park

Regents Park on a May week day morning Impressions: Green, tame herons, waterfowl, pigeon crowds, moulting geese, bird eating a crab, rose garden in full bloom Question: What is this heron saying? Find out more about Walk Coach Learn events and coachin...

31 Jul 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Purple at Kew in Late May

Kew on a May bank holiday Impressions: Pom pom headed aliums, whole variety of pinks and purples, fairy grotto of pink and purple blossom, a spring transformation Question: Purple is the colour of creativity.  How does purple make you feel? Find out mo...

30 Jul 2018 | Reading and Walking

Wood Mountain Walk, Day Three

Don’t believe Google when it tells you it’s only 70 kilometres to Moose Jaw. Maybe if you’re driving. If you’re walking on backroads, it’s more like 90. I’m as wiped as someone who’s walked 90 kilometres in three days can be. I have 160 kilometres left to go. I’ve been in the hotel–the fancy one–for […]

30 Jul 2018 | Mindy Goose

Personal Diary: Talk about illness

I recorded this piece so you can hear how my thoughts sound as I write them down*. Sometimes the silence is deafening. Nobody wants to talk about illness. Nobody wants to hear it. That silence lives inside your head. ‘Where do I turn? How do I fix this...

30 Jul 2018 | Reading and Walking

Wood Mountain Walk, Day Two

Today was hard. It was hot and I was so thirsty. I may have underestimated how much water this walking requires. I can’t eat much without feeling bilious, and the iron rations in my pack have turned out to be unappealing. After 29 kilometres, I’ve stopped beside the Moose Jaw River to rest. It’s a […]

29 Jul 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

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Beyond The Pedestrian: Walking in Research, Theory, Practice and Performance.26th July 2018 Dept of Geography and Planning, The University of LiverpoolI was delighted to have my abstract accepted for this conference  organised by Dr Morag Rose, wh...

28 Jul 2018 | Reading and Walking

Wood Mountain Walk, Day One

I’m not prepared for this walk. Maybe that’s okay. I’ve always thought that the best way to get ready to do something was to do it. I did try a similar walk a few years ago, and it didn’t work out. But I learned from that experience. My pack is lighter, and my route is […]

28 Jul 2018 | Radical Stroud

Walter Tull and Captain Cobham-Smith

Even though Walter Tull’s body (and his diary) was never recovered, a fascinating document has recently come to public notice that sheds light on Walter’s life and ancestry. It was found in the journal of Captain Cobham-Smith of Little Withens, Hampsh...

28 Jul 2018 | Radical Stroud

Swindon and The Great War

They were summoned from the hillside, They were called in from the glen, And the country found them ready At the stirring call for men. Let no tears add to their hardship, As the soldiers pass along, And although your heart is breaking Make it s...