Category Archives: Travel

Stories from my journies

Tips for riding the Caledonian Sleeper on a work trip

This is only the second time I have taken a night train as part of a business trip. As we slip into Edinburgh in the early morning, having left London…

Going full circle on the Overground

I feel like a bit of a wally standing here in the rain at Clapham High Street Overground station. There are many shorter ways to get me home, which is diametrically across…

Good times at Shambala

I think I often say this when I come back from a music festival, but Shambala is one of the best festivals I’ve been to. It could be the post-festival…

Train + bike: the easy way to get to a festival

Last year for Cloud Cuckoo Land and this year for Shambala, I’ve taken the train most of the way, and covered the final leg by bike. Often the most difficult…

Notes from Hazel Hill/Slow Learning for teaching sustainability

I recently returned from a conservation weekend at Hazel Hill wood, the sixth such weekend in which I have participated, and a visit that prompted some more thoughts on ways…

Time Travel at the Beach

I am sitting at the Kit Kat Cafe, perched on the dune at the back of Camber Sands, a vast stretch of sandy beach in East Sussex. The beach is…

Ideas on the theme of ‘fun-for-free’

Hold your own mini-Olympics We did this last weekend down at my grandmother’s house. We had had plans to go to the local river where there is a lovely beach…

A rockabilly festival and a 2CV convention – an extraordinary night out in rural France

At some point in the future I would like to spend some time living in the area of rural South West France where the French side of my family is…

Hello St.Pancras

For all the publicity in London about the opening of the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, passengers leaving Paris on its inaugural day wouldn’t have been any the wiser….