…of songs of protest and magical resistance.
…of my favourite walking route.
…of a day in the sunshine with a true comrade.
…of Pat Collins’ new film, starring Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde.
…of celebrating the good legs that make it possible to walk and listen and see.
…of mitigating against the murk with Invisible Birds and a search for grey.
…of walking in the snow.
…of walking 187 miles over 12 days, as documented on 2 (incredibly light) disposable cameras.
…of my frustrations with the administration of The London 2012 Olympics Games.
…of happy-making things.
…of bricks and agricultural land between Wareham and Wimbourne.
…of shamelessly using Knitting to promote Walk 2012, and of Walk 2012 using the BBC to shamelessly promote Knitting!
…of Autumnal treasure, form and function, and the process of designing the Walk 2012 guidebook.
…of ancient rocks, Tantallon castle, Seacliff, Gannets and alternative systems for measuring time.
…of John Cage, mycology, mushroom spotting, wandering in The New Forest with my beloved, and getting rained on.
…of walking, recording cows, making badges, meeting beasties, and Walk2012.
I have learned from my copy of “Waterloo Sunrise” that the district in which I live is called Katesgrove, and that this area of Reading once housed three kilns from whence the many bricks required to build the town’s Victorian terraced houses came. Our search for the redbrick history of Reading begins at Katesgrove Lane, […]
A couple of Sundays back, the Sticks’n’String knitters plus some Bluestockings came over for a yarn-swap and a tasty feast. The rules were simply that everyone should bring some kind of local fare for the table plus some yarn to swap. Everyone bought amazing things to eat – pies, sausages, cheeses, cakes, chutneys etc. – […]
Since many of you emailed to say you missed the BBC iplayer and didn’t hear the show on Boxing Day, I posted it here for download. However the show was downloaded so many times that I have had to pay for excess bandwidth on this site! Additionally, the mp3 file for Around the A4074 was […]
When I visited Aunty Hilary in Hospital, I took some knitting with me. What I took was this hat – Harefields – which I was making for Mark. It is his annual Christmas-present hat, and it was completed for just after Christmas as is now seemingly an annual tradition round here. The hat is knit […]
Here is the tracklist for Around the A4074, which will be available to hear on the iplayer for one week. Soundwalk stationery, created for World Listening Day, (July 18th) and designed to draw attention to the sounds around the A4074 especially around Dorchester, Warborough and Shillingford Joe Moran speaking about his book, On Roads and […]
Some of you may be interested to learn that the radio show I dreamt up back in October 2009 will air on Boxing Day at 6pm on BBC Oxford. In Around the A4074 I explore how the everyday context of the commute may be considered differently. There are interviews with Joe Moran â€“ writer of […]
The first things I did after moving in with Mark and redecorating our bedroom involved 1. creating a sock-knitting area in the bottom of my wardrobe and 2. curating a shelf-load of books on my side of the bed themed around adventures and journeys. I organised my books and my sock-knitting books/yarns etc. in tandem […]
A long time ago I wrote this post which touched on the idea of connecting places and seasons to specific yarn colourways. I compared some of the fabled WOLLMEISE to the distinctive steely blues and ragged yellow leaves spotted around Weymouth and Portland late that Autumn. Weymouth, October 2007 Much has happened since I coveted […]