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Sea swims & cold beach showers

February 17, 2019

Back on Crete. Back to sea swims & cold beach showers; to morning coastal hikes and foraging for inspiration in the mountains, waves & sunsets of this magical place. So much of the writing work has nothing to do with creating in a literal sense, instead it’s about clearing space & believing I have the right to do so; it’s about saying no & not feeling guilty when declining things that will eat into the writing time but won’t add…

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control

February 8, 2019

control: when I see you in dreams / your grief is a moon harrying oceans / on black nights I am weather patterns stuttering across the sky / it is exhausting to be shifting in this way // I can no longer be the rivers of your tears / can no longer be the dam or funnel you towards beauty // I have built endless canopies as shelter from this lunar gaze / still, interference weeps like white noise onto…

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adrift

February 5, 2019

there is a choice we make / even as we are tumbled by ocean waves / even as currents unravel our resolve / we can be lighthouse or rock / sea-foam or anchor / navigating in circles around each other / we scupper ourselves on distant horizons / if you saw me drowning would you save me? // all of these tiny misunderstandings fall like raindrops / deliberate & relentless / I am soaked with I’m sorries / cannot take…

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Castoff

February 4, 2019

I am shedding lives / sloughed off & let float out to sea / I cannot tell you that this is who I am / only that this is who I am right now // I have folded myself into every conceivable shape to suit the expectations of others / & still I was not enough // when finally I wash up naked on this shore / the sun burns away self-loathing / I watch it lift like fog as…

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The Crown Jewels of water fountains

October 27, 2018

  At this public water fountain there are three taps: water, cold water and fizzy water. I kid you not. The locals stop here with crates of 2ltr bottles each and fill them. Italy has been the biggest surprise for me when it comes to simple generosity towards everyone. If you believe the U.K. press then it’s a country filled with rubbish and corruption. Maybe it is, but I haven’t seen any of that. All I’ve experienced is recycling bins,…

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The sounds of Venice

October 18, 2018

  Love this photo from our recent walk around Venice. Thanks @andyrgarside ❤️ (I don’t usually like pics of myself) also love this handmade dress I got for £13 in Oxfam Liverpool ✊ #loveeurope #vanlife #traveller #fieldrecordings #sound #water #waterpoet #poetlife #exploretocreate #liveauthentic #nomad #digitalnomad #creativelife #creativelifehappylife #buylesslivemore #venice #citywalk #slowlife #slowliving #cleancity #inspiringplaces #recycle…

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slow city

October 16, 2018

  Ah Venice! What a city. Spent an entire day walking around collecting sounds and photographs. We decided that what makes this possible (without losing your mind in the busyness) is that there’s no cars or even pushbikes in the city, at all. This means that there is only one pace: walking. It’s Slow Life in real life. (Also – this is about Italy as a whole not so much Venice – we could learn a LOT from them about…

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