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The Roots

A few days ago, I packed up the campervan I was renting in North Dorset and moved in at Osho Leela Community, the personal development centre and intentional community where Volt and I have sporadically spent time over the past few months – you can read my blog post about my experiences of Leela here. Read more about The Roots[…]

alternative vanlife

Solstice: Unknotting at Stonehenge in my first winter as a vandweller

Crusty hippy travellers, rainbow children, ‘The Druid Word’, my own empty nest … & finding my place of belonging in the stones As my new book develops, I’m now starting to share some extracts in the form of my stories from the past year of being on the road. Here is one from Winter Solstice last year, not long after I first moved into the van. Read more about Solstice: Unknotting at Stonehenge in my first winter as a vandweller[…]

When a Dream Changes

When a dream changes, sometimes you don’t notice it at first. You don’t know what it’s changing into. Sometimes, it turns into a nightmare before you can see the new dream. In the Autumn, on the Community Experience Program at Osho Leela Personal Development Centre – which is, to say the least, an intense environment Read more about When a Dream Changes[…]

“We are crazy now”: Do you have what it takes to live in a van (especially with another person)?

For nearly a year, and until 10 days ago (where I am now is for the next blog post!), I have been living in a converted Luton van with my partner, Volt, travelling around England and Wales. Reactions from friends and acquaintances when I announced my change of lifestyle varied from “Oh, no, that’s awful” Read more about “We are crazy now”: Do you have what it takes to live in a van (especially with another person)?[…]

Spirit Horse Community: Mythical & Human

August, 2018 Wild Eyes On the 30-mile drive to the nearest supermarket after 6 days at Spirit Horse, Volt says to me, “People seem to get these wild eyes after they’ve been here for a while. Like, a little crazy. I’ve seen it in Rebecca and Mark, and now Ben has it too.” I laugh. Read more about Spirit Horse Community: Mythical & Human[…]

On the brink of new adventures? (Video post)

A chance to get my hands in the soil? Before … and after …  This video was taken with me inside the hollow of a special tree at Cadbury Castle Iron Age Hill Fort, which I first visited back in February on our 6-week winter roadtrip around the West Country. Re-tracing our steps feels revealing! So Read more about On the brink of new adventures? (Video post)[…]

nomadic travels

Finding Home: My South Africa Trip – Part 2

(For Part 1, go here). I see them before we get out of the Citibug bus and my heart lifts at their familiar shapes, then clenches as I see how grey my dad has become in the 7 years since I last saw him. My mom visited us 4 years ago and besides, she’s always Read more about Finding Home: My South Africa Trip – Part 2[…]

Finding Home: My South Africa Trip

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S Eliot 14 years ago, I left my home in South Africa to walk a pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago in Spain, that I felt absolutely Read more about Finding Home: My South Africa Trip[…]