About Town

Workaway schedules are approximate at best, and are often in tune with the weather forecast rather than a calendar. Although … More

Muck and Yuck

Or, Everything you always wanted to know about composting toilets (but we’re too afraid to ask). On a rare, partly … More

As the Rain Falls

Wrapped in a woolen blanket, I’m hunkered down in my caravan after a morning and a half afternoon of sawing … More

The Scythe Dance

Now that the bull had been safely returned, scythe practice could start in earnest. After a delicious porridge – my … More

Blade and Bull

Still hunkered down, still wet, still writing. An hour before supper at 7, I decide getting a cuppa tea is … More

Without a Pinch.

I slept soundly and deeply in my little cozy caravan, weighted by the cocoon of a comforter and two woolen … More

Work away in Wales

I’m sitting in the guest caravan for workawayers with my feet up as if I were on holiday, but I’m … More

Light and Space

On the second day in Krakow, I begin to see and feel a way the city and its people move … More