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When the mountain reveals herself

November 16, 2018

Been awake for ages. Lying here in Italy but still on India-time. Trying to process these past few weeks but can’t seem to pull it all together in my head. Feels like the threads of creation I was hanging onto have begun to unravel out of my fingers and I’m not sure how to pull them back together anymore. This past year’s focus has been to slow it all down; to not chase things not meant for me; to have…

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Olive tree country!

October 11, 2018

  We’re now in olive tree country! So many around here. This is what the olive trees spoke to me of today: I love olives and eat so many of them, but I’ll let you into a secret: I used to hate them. Honestly, I thought they tasted horrible, but I really wanted to like them because they’re in so many Mediterranean dishes I like. So I ate them anyway – all the time. I would order olives with everything;…

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Keep your eyes on the goal

October 9, 2018

  When we first sold everything to move into a van almost a year ago, we dreamed of working in, and exploring Europe. It was an exhilarating and terrifying decision because (unless you’re rich, which we’re not) there’s never an easy way to do it. You have to just go for it – death or glory style 🙈. And I think this lack of safety net is what stops a lot of working people from trying to live their dreams…

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Mountain showers

October 5, 2018

  Hiked 9k and 1200m up a mountain today. It was amazing – paragliders falling from the sky like confetti. Took 3hrs. We had to get the cable car down because there was nothing left in the tank. I’m not as fit as I thought I was. Feel totally knackered and amazing. We’d usually wash in a river or the nearby stream but they are glacial here and too cold so before heading out I filled our eco-shower with glacial…

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Mountain-muse

September 24, 2018

  I got stuck with the novel these last few weeks because the realisation hit that the novel wants to say some things that I’m not sure I want to write. But as soon as I fight it, the inspiration vanishes. Last night I dreamed of the mountains, and today walking the hounds in the valley, looking up I realise it’s time to be brave – to give the novel the space to breath and grow and trust the process.…

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A food diary of sorts…

September 20, 2018

Today’s meal is inspired by recent friendships and travels. I suppose this is my way of processing everything I’ve learned and experienced over the past few weeks. This is a middle-Eastern spiced bean & rice stew. Usually I’d cook the rice separately but my Bengali friend taught me rice dhal (lentils, rice & potatoes all go in the one pan) and now I’m hooked. After this, spending time in the Refugee Community Kitchen and eating their delicious food got me…

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European vanlife

September 20, 2018

  Finished driving for the day. Feels like we’ve driven back into summer. Now for an evening of work. So much to do. Doesn’t feel so bad when this is the view though. We’re filled with a mixture of utter elation that we’re doing this and abject terror that it might all go wrong. But then if you don’t have a plan, how can it go wrong? 🙈#dailyconnectionwithnature day117 #vanlife #fulltimevanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #homeonwheels #europe #european #loveeurope #officeview #onelife #followyourfeet #followyourdreams…

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