Archive for June, 2013

A trip to the coast, where “the sea enriches and the pine adorns“.

A while ago I bought a copy of ‘The Englishman Who Posted Himself And Other Curious Objects’ by John Tingey. I can’t recall quite why I bought it – I’m assuming it was recommended to me by someone, so if it was you (a) forgive me for not being able to recall your recommendation and (b) thank […]

Distant Voices


A few months before my maternal grandmother died in 2011 I recorded her talking with the lovely Mrs Weir. I’m not wholly sure why I did, I think I was just idly tinkering with my phone and stumbled upon the Voice Memos application. The recording I made is only around seven minutes long but I don’t […]

Oh! I Do Like


“I’ve often wondered if there is really such a need to travel hours at huge cost and stress when you can travel a few miles to your nearest seaside town. When you’re having a break, it doesn’t matter how close or far away you are from your everyday life. The important part is the unwinding. […]