Hi I’m Fi,

Here you will find posts about making, walking and reading. I’ve gradually been coming to the conclusion that slowing down and living life a little more in rhythmn with the natural world. with the seasons and my own energy levels – which begin to behave really oddly when you get to your half century! – is the best way to be; I think there’s a growing movement for this, we have become too disconnected from our environment – making things, doing craft, walking and noticing can bring us back to ourselves.

I live in a market town town in beautiful Oxfordshire with my husband and son. It’s not as near the the sea as I would like, but you can’t have everything can you? It is near the Downs and the Cotswolds and within easy striking of Oxford, and we have the adolescent River Thames flowing through town. I’m a reader, a writer a potter and a knitter. I love to walk in nature – I find it hugely restorative; by river or sea, up a hill or among the trees. I’m a bit obsessed with trees, to be honest.

I write about nature, craft and books – though I feel there are no real boundaries between these things. I started writing book reviews because I was forgetting what I’d read, then I realised I enjoyed the challenge and discipline of writing as much as the reading, so it became a part of this blog (I do prefer paper to digital books – a real book is so much more photogenic, don’t you think?) .

Happy making, walking and reading

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