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September 18, 2018

We headed to the cooler climes of the Alps in early August to try out an idea that’s been brewing for a while: a refuge-to-refuge trek. Escaping the sweltering heat that hit Europe this summer, if only for a few days, was a welcome relief too.

We had experimented with m...

July 27, 2018

Mornings were challenging enough getting four kids up for school plus Tom and myself to work. Then the animals started to arrive. Days are now kicked off by Dame Zeta, my feline alarm clock, frying bacon lardons for the chickens, cutting carrots and lettuce for the gui...

January 16, 2018

JANUARY 16 ― When someone mentions taking a gap year, visions of backpacking around the world absorbing different cultures, sights and basically having a jolly good time of it after years of hard study spring to mind. That is what I did.

But it’s far from what Matthew M...