Monthly Archives: August 2015

Is it time to abandon Amazon?

20 minute blogging project – Day 5The case against Amazon is stacking up. Its tax dodging schemes (ok, they are within the law but we’re talking here about ethics) are already well documented: US corporation which earns every year $89 billion in net revenues pays hardly a penny of UK corporation tax. This weekend, the…

Walking the Chilterns

Twenty minute blogging project – day four A Sunday evening of stillness and wood pigeons cooing, magpies skirting low over fields, raking the freshly turned soil. Flutters of sparrows, easily startled, gorge on seeds, while crickets chirp. Flies drone and the hedgerows speak of the coming autumn: ripening sloes, chestnuts swelling and the first turnings…

The Wild Places

20 minute blog post – day 2I’m feeling out of sorts this holiday. For the first time in five years, I have not made a summer visit to Tiree and lived the removed tranquility of a remote island: the joy of waking to – at least when the weather is favourable – views over to…