Randomness / Uncategorized

On the magical power of names

I’ve been reading along with a group on twitter, loosely collected together by Robert Macfarlane. I’m encountering for the first time ‘The Dark is Rising’ by Susan Cooper – fiction for children or young adults which features a world made new and unfamiliar around midwinter, and the role of a young protagonist, Will Stanton, in … Continue reading

Biking / Outdoors / Randomness / Uncategorized

The adventure continues: taking a team to a trial of a triathlon

Despite the lack of updates on the blog, adventure hasn’t been entirely absent in my life for the last year.  It’s just that a couple of house moves (the most recent of which is into a house with gold skirting boards and purple grouting i.e. DIY ahoy) and new jobs (including helping to set up … Continue reading