• Category: Living

    Small things that are everything

    by  • January 10, 2015 • Living, Wilderness


    A few words about words. Philosophical thinking is enhanced by a fine use of words. Clarity is an honourable goal. Yet there are still some things in nature, and the spaces in between, which are yet to be granted an English name.

    The Welsh use a wonderful word, hiraeth, which has no direct English...

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    From London to the Cotswolds

    by  • May 3, 2014 • Living

    where i write

    Swapping the city for the country: Inger Dyvbig left London and her Embassy job for the Cotswolds to write a book about the fast-fashion industry and hasn’t looked back since…

    Making the move

    Over the years I’ve tried various schemes to become a writer:

    • Write everyday! Even if it’s just ten words, something...

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    Barefoot Walking on Hampstead Heath

    by  • April 17, 2014 • Living


    Olivia Sprinkel takes her shoes off for a slow and mindful walk on Hampstead Heath…

    I am standing on Hampstead Heath, in a circle of about 25 people and we are practicing Qigong. We move slowly through different exercises, apart from ‘bouncing bliss’ where we jump up and down and...

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    Orange is the New Black

    October 28, 2013 • Living

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    With Autumn now in full swing and Halloween only a couple of days away, we thought it timely to dedicate a small post to everyone’s favourite ghoulish squash – the Pumpkin.

    Halloween itself may be a somewhat bigger deal in the US than the UK but the tradition of gourd carving...

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    Going Green At Home

    by  • September 15, 2013 • Living


    Eco-friendly and green living practices are slowly moving from buzz words into mainstream consciousness. It’s great news that these topics are taking a more central stage, but for many of us, the specifics of how we can personally help environmental efforts remain vague. Unfortunately, we can’t all install solar panels and drive...

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    London in Slow Motion

    August 30, 2013 • Living


    “From being a place that was all about working and consuming, London has become for me a fascinating kaleidoscope of stories, ideas and possibilities.”

    We talk to Rosie Oliver, creator of Dotmaker Tours, which aim to show you London in ways you’ve never seen it before…

    Tell us a bit about Dotmaker Tours?

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    Going Green in the City: Imaginative Urban Gardening

    August 5, 2013 • Living

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    ‘Even the smallest space can be utilised to make the world a little greener’

    Living greenly in a large city can be something of a battle, especially when garden space comes at a premium, but when many believe that remaining in touch with nature is not only necessary for health but...

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    Truth and Beauty Lies in Tea: The Chinese Tea Ceremony

    by  • July 17, 2013 • Living

    Jade teapot

    Think of China and images of high-rise buildings, high-speed trains, expansive highways and quickly advancing technology might spring to mind, but behind all this lust for speed is a culture underpinned by quieter traditions and ancient rituals. The Chinese attitude and approach to tea is a prominent example of this. The Chinese...

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