recipe :: wild garlic scones

In the early springtime, the woodland floor glows green with verdant wild garlic leaves. Starburst-bright flowers appear in clusters, and the scent of garlic wafts through the trees. When I am out walking at this time of year, I always take a basket, filling it with handfuls of wild garlic leaves (picking away from the

Read More

Come with me into the woods

‘Come with me into the woods where spring/ is/ advancing, as it does, no matter what.’ – Mary Oliver Come with me into the woods. It’s quiet there, except for the chattering song of birds, and the swishing of emerging leaves. You can hear your own calm footfalls on the path, mixing with jumbled half

Read More

{AD} an adventure in the Forest of Dean

Imagine an otherworldly woodland, filled with strange rock formations, secret caves, and ancient trees. Imagine a handmade picnic, with local and seasonal delicacies, wrapped in wax paper and carefully packed in a wicker basket. Imagine a medieval castle standing proud over a river valley, its walls steeped in history and drama. We found all these

Read More

Ten things I’ve learned about Instagram

Instagram. I love it, and yet sometimes I despair of it. I owe it so much (an audience, opportunities for work, connections, friendships, inspiration…) and yet over the years it’s taken a good deal from me: time (so much time!) spontaneity, and on bad days, confidence and creativity. This week, prompted by some questions from

Read More