Month: April 2020

A persons hand holding Nan Shepherds book up to a blue sky

Say Feh! Nan Shepherd and the Cairngorm Mountains

Nan Shepherd wants to feel. To go against the mountain, she answers the taunt when the mountain itself asks “fey?” To pit oneself against the expanse over and over again was to be daring, challenging, brimming for want of pushing the limit, the summit. A little mad.

11 April 2020 0

The Fern Ticket

Written during my year as writer-in-residence for Forestry England   The Fern Ticket I *In the Forest of Dean, to have had your first amourous experience in the forest was…
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4 April 2020 0