Brilliant podcasts which give you simple strategies & daily tools to help navigate these difficult times. Have Dr C’s podcasts (there are over 100 of them available for free) on while you’re doing the cooking, having a cuppa in the sunshine in the garden, listen together ‘virtually’ with self isolating loved ones as if you were in the same room together. … See MoreSee Less
Tuesday ‘take your sandwich’ FREE lunchtime walk from the Cow Roast pub, London Road, HP23 5RF, starting at midday. Lovely loop up past the Alpacas towards Aldbury, Tom’s Hill, & back across Northchurch Commom. Wednesday 1.15pm walk (with portable lunch if you want) from Chenies village green. Beautiful walk along the Chess valley. Come out, get some fresh air at a ‘safe’ social distance, but amongst some lovely fellow human beings. PS I have been meaning to say, that in light of the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, I do not want finances to be the reason why you can’t come out to get some fresh air & company! Our collective physical & mental wellbeing comes right at the top of the priority list, so I am very happy to waive my usual charges, if this is the case for you, or just accept whatever contribution you feel you are able to make. … See MoreSee Less
Forecast for saturday is great,&, strange unprecedented times, I feel I need to be out in the fresh air & in Nature are as often and as long as possible, so… I am proposing a longer than usual 8 mile walk from Wendover, starting at 9.30am from the carpark by the library,15 High St, HP22 6DU This is actually one of the walks I will be leading for the Chiltern Walking Festival in mid May (maybe?!).
Please allow a good 3.5-4hours for it.
I suggest taking a bit of a packed lunch with you so we can picnic en route. Bring your sunglasses, turn your phone off or better still leave it in the car/at home. Looking forward. … See MoreSee Less
Tree hugging anyone? Just to let you know I am still guiding walks regularly, for those who are able to & would like to join me. Of course we will be following the Government guidelines on safe social distancing as we walk,& although we not be finishing with a cuppa indoors, that doesn’t need to stop us enjoying communicating with our fellow human beings & connecting with Nature outdoors! Obviously, please do not come if you know or suspect you have been in contact with anyone with the virus. I feel that this is as an important time as any to be getting outdoors (while we still can), move our bodies, feel the ground under our feet & reconnect with our natural world. Even if you are having to self-isolate, if you can manage to get out in the garden & start noticing as many little signs of Spring that you can – buds, green shoots, blossom, bird song, insects, the detail in one daffodil.Nature is absolutely fascinating if you take a moment to really observe it. Even if this just helps to distract you from all the news updates & hysteria online for half an hour, it may help a little. … See MoreSee Less