Reflections and resolutions

Reflections and resolutions

At the beginning of 2018, I made a list of resolutions. I sat in Nathan’s childhood living room, my lap weighed down by the head of a sleeping, brindle whippet, my feet warming by the log burner in their new Christmas socks, and I tried to think of all the...
I quit social media for a week.

I quit social media for a week.

It wasn’t until I tried to go a week without using social media that I realised how often I reach for my phone to check in with it. Most mornings, the first thing I do is scroll through my Instagram notifications, catch up on my Facebook feed, and watch others’...
Bouldering at Ash Head

Bouldering at Ash Head

”Those of us with adventure on our minds have a tendency to look outwards, to wider expanses in emptier corners of the map, but we forget what we might find right here at home”. One of the resolutions I made at the beginning of the year was to explore home...
Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Every mountain I’ve ever climbed has taught me at least one enduring lesson. The most memorable I learned in the Serra de Tramuntana, looking from my map to a mountain ridge, lost under a glaring Mediterranean sun. Last July, I packed a 50-litre backpack and boarded a...