Face-offs with cows, and flying chickens. Lessons in community from Ethiopian roads

Face-offs with cows, and flying chickens. Lessons in community from Ethiopian roads

Guest Blog by Alan Heeks, March 2016, first published at www.living-organically.com It happens so often, you suspect the animals must enjoy it: why else do they spread the full width of the tarmac, instead of using the broad gravel verges? The cows are the worst: they glower balefully as if they might charge, and onlyContinue Reading Face-offs with cows, and flying chickens. Lessons in community from Ethiopian roads

Back to Work: Drag or Delight? Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task

Back to Work: Drag or Delight? Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task

As we approach September, you may be going back to a regular job, or not.  Either scenario may leave you happy or blue.  August seems a good time to reflect on how work fits into your life. I observe people talking a lot about work, but in a very selective way.  They talk about whatContinue Reading Back to Work: Drag or Delight? Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task

Unwinding with Trees

Unwinding with Trees

Many of us find it hard to relax and switch off these days: busy lives, change and uncertainty, hours connected to smart phones and the rest, all contribute. Spending time at Hazel Hill Wood is a great antidote. We don’t have mains power to charge your appliances, the mobile signal is poor, Wi-Fi hasn’t beenContinue Reading Unwinding with Trees