Welcome to Our Relationship With Nature, my personal blog about being natural! Because we’re all in it, all eight billion people; all the birds, fish and animals, all the trees, mosses and orchids, I feel I can blog about pretty well anything. I hope you find something of interest in these pages. I wrote them with you in mind. And nature, of course.
I’m from the British Colonies. I was born in England and brought up in Australia and New Zealand with three years of childhood in Hong Kong. After a while, my son Felix was born in Melbourne.
Right now you can find my author’s pages on Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon. Oh, and Smashwords for good measure! I’m on Instagram, issuu and Tumblr and occasionally on Twitter. Here’s the Amazon author page.
Check my Pandemic appearance with Inspired Nomad, Heather Markel:
Please find my blog series about my travels here.
In 2016 I visited Hong Kong, Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark and fleetingly, Sweden. In 2017 I added England and, in 2018, Belgium before traveling across the world.
I’m working on a large project – daunting, exciting and intriguing. It’s getting bigger every research step I take.
EKTEK is about endangered animals trying to help themselves. It’s an absurd cross between the Thunderbirds and Colditz.
Man of Clay is the story of a woman trying to save her family. It’s about marriage, ceramics and frogs, also endangered!
They say the first five hundred reviews are the hardest. As you can see, I’d really appreciate your help on that!
Let me know what you think!
If you are interested in the lie of the land of the Camino del Norte/Primitivo, you might be interested in watching my boots video, Footage:
I was lucky enough to attend Titimundi 2016, the best little puppet festival in the world. Set in the old town of Segovia, where a Roman viaduct soars with the swallows, most of the puppet shows take place in beautiful antique patios of ancient palaces. Watching French company, La Perdue’s version of Punch performed energetically (featuring chickens) I was struck by the timelessness of this art. There we were in a thousand-year old palace garden, with the beautifully painted booth set up against a curving wall decorated in fresh spring vine leaves, watching a spectacle that might have played just the same way three hundred, nay six hundred years before. That puppet booth was a time machine.
UNIMA’s World Puppet Festival 2016, which happens every four years, played in San Sebastian/Donastia. I saw some incredible shows there, among them La Licorne’s breathless Spartacus, another French wonder and the delightful OUT by Unterwasser, from Roma.
In 2017 I attended the fabulous
Shamballah Yoga Retreat April 2019 – a beautiful group of people beside the dramatic coastline near Sintra, Portugal.
I attended the 2018 Escape Christmas Yoga Retreat at Suryalila, Andalucia
Over the last seven years I have attended yoga classes in Italian, Spanish, Dutch and enjoyed a class in Catalan with Brisa. Oh, and English, too!