Writing 
Sheila’s Lemonade
8 January 2023 by James 


  Alas, our frailty is the cause, not we! – Shakespeare I watched the Detectorists for the first...


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Chat and the Mountains
11 December 2022 by James 


  The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories ― Carl Jung...


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Winter Aesthetic
4 December 2022 by James 


  There is something about winter which pares all living things down to their essentials –...


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The Land and the Street
15 November 2022 by James 


  In the mountains, there you feel free – T.S. Eliot Some years ago I met two ladies in a Lake...


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Writing 
Walking Kinder Scout
21 October 2022 by James 


  It can stay silent a lifetime. Who knows anyway what it is, that wild, silky part of ourselves...


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Slipping Out of Time
7 July 2022 by James 


  But now and then comes an hour when the silence is all but absolute, and listening to it one slips...


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The Robin and the Woods
22 May 2022 by James 


  There’s an idea about nature we might call encounter. We encounter it, without complete understanding....


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Spring Returns
4 May 2022 by James 


  There are many ways I like the outdoors and walking. High mountain treks, camping wild and on camp...


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The Skylark and the Blossom
9 March 2022 by James 


Some years ago I decided to mark the occasion of my first skylark. I don’t...


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Peak District Book
6 March 2022 by James 


I prefer bigger hills for walking but enjoy Peak District photography.


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Wild Flowers
19 February 2022 by James 


Who made the world, asks Mary Oliver in her poem The Summer Day. It’s...


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Writing 
The Mermaids Singing
11 February 2022 by James 


There’s a little known Canadian film called I’ve Heard the Mermaids...


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Writing 
January Down
20 January 2022 by James 


Look closely at trees and this year’s leaves are already there. It might...


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Writing 
Winter Walk
19 January 2022 by James 


The walk starts with a choice. Turn left, go down a pathway worn in the grass....


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