A Walk with Thread and Word for The Margate Bookie September 2018 An Invitation This is a walk as pilgrimage creating shrines for the Margate Bookie September 2018 by Thread and Word. Led by Elspeth PenfoldDrawing inspiration from Dee H...
The latest in our series of Tolworth Treasure and the Hogsmill Hum walks is a walk across Tolworth Court Farm Fields, our local nature reserve. We will meet at the white bridge over the Hogsmill / Bonesgate Stream at 11am and take you on a journey through the ancient fields of Tolworth Court Farm, which … Continue reading Walk the Ancient Droves of Tolworth Court Farm, Sunday 12th August →
This month’s Self-Boss Networking Walk explored the importance of rest and wellbeing. When we work for ourselves we are our business. That is, without us there is no business. Consequently attending to our own wellbeing becomes as fundamental as any other business process. I believe very strongly that work and wellbeing are not opposing forces. … Why Rest is my Current Business GoalRead More »
“The walk allowed me to make meaningful connections, share personal and business challenges and gain some fresh perspective. All within a beautiful setting that promoted clear thinking and new ideas to flourish. I just loved this experience of fresh air networking. This is networking made easy (even for shy people as one only needs to talk to … Self-Boss Networking Walk – WellbeingRead More »
I’m exhausted today, of course, and my legs don’t feel like cooperating when I ask them to climb stairs or walk across the room. That’s to be expected. I should’ve taken two days to finish the last 40 kilometres of my walk. But I didn’t. I decided to leave everything on the road and push […]
The vibrant banks of flowers and pollinators in the Olympic Park took centre stage for this Self-Boss Networking Walk. The netwalkers engaged with each other and the landscape to reflect on their business and the clients that are at the centre of their work. The colourful flowers acted as a metaphor for the clients we … Self-Boss Networking Walk – ClientsRead More »
Regents Park on a May week day morning Impressions: Green, tame herons, waterfowl, pigeon crowds, moulting geese, bird eating a crab, rose garden in full bloom Question: What is this heron saying? Find out more about Walk Coach Learn events and coachin...
Kew on a May bank holiday Impressions: Pom pom headed aliums, whole variety of pinks and purples, fairy grotto of pink and purple blossom, a spring transformation Question: Purple is the colour of creativity. How does purple make you feel? Find out mo...
Beyond The Pedestrian: Walking in Research, Theory, Practice and Performance.26th July 2018 Dept of Geography and Planning, The University of LiverpoolI was delighted to have my abstract accepted for this conference organised by Dr Morag Rose, wh...
It has been a couple of weeks since returning from Cyprus and the Made of Walking residency. This was a really unique residency to be a part of as it linked together many different aspects of my interests in walking, mindfulness and creativity. It was a very valuable experience to be in the company of […]
After waking up to an amazing sunrise, I set off early for the first of the Made of Walking workshops. This morning Stefan van Biesen and Annemie Mestdagh presented a workshop titled Wanderlust. Our small group ventured up the hill, finding a shady spot in the orchard. Stefan opened the conversation by talking about a tree that […]
Well – after an exceedingly long journey (even by Australian standards), I made it to Neo Chorio in Cyprus for Made of Walking. And now I am here. At the place where the sea gave birth to Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and sensuality. Over the past couple of months, I have immersed myself in […]
Green Park early on a May week day morning Impressions: Flowers, lush greenery, wild meadow, tourists, central London, royal buildings Question: If you are in an office for most of the day, how can you find a few minutes or longer to take a walk and spend some time with summer flowers? Find out more … Finding Time With Flowers in Green ParkRead More »
The wall of flowers by the canal in the Olympic Park served as the centrepiece of our walk and discussion during May’s Self-Boss Networking walk. We explored branding in our own business, investigating what we stand for, what we stand against and what we do and don’t do in our work. Slowing down, we used … Self-Boss Networking Walk – BrandingRead More »
Earlier this year I made an ambitious claim about walking for at least 30 minutes a day and recording images from my walks. The project is titled #365walk and I am collecting images via my Instagram account in 2018. Incorporating regular walking into my creative practice has opened lots of different ways to imagine the […]
Some thoughts on walking, weaving and how we share stories.Supporting the walk in July by The Refugee Tales : http://refugeetales.org/book-for-refugee-tales-walk-2018/ An Introduction.Each of the textile birds that will be displayed in my T...
The Olympic Park in April is alive with blossom and greenery. The Self-Boss participants drew on this flourishing environment to connect with each other and reflect on growth in our own businesses. We asked what we have been successful developing, how we’ve developed through things going wrong and what support we need to grow our … Self-Boss Networking Walk – GrowthRead More »
Outside Richard Jefferies’ House, Ewell Road “Jefferies left school at fifteen and at first continued his habits of solitary wanderings about the local countryside. He dressed carelessly and allowed his hair to grow down to his collar. This, with his “bent form and long, rapid stride made him an object of wonder in the … Continue reading Walking in Richard Jefferies’ Footsteps, Monday May 7th 2018 →
Christine read Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose books a while back, and when we learned that they were going to be turned into a TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, she wanted to see it. The series is carried by Crave in Canada, but we’ve had trouble with Crave’s app not working on our TV–so much […]
We are so busy as we work. Our minds and lives can be so full. Sometimes so full that we feel stressed, overwhelmed and rushed. We have no space to think clearly in order to develop the ideas needed to improve our work life. Perhaps meditation or mindfulness can help. But these practices may seem … How to Turn an Every Day Walk into a Refreshing Micro-RetreatRead More »