Category Archives: Live simply

Flowing and floating

Even if this year winter seemed a bit shy at the beginning, by the beginning of December changed its mind. It was definitely in a rush to arrive and take its place in the mountains after autumn. It started hitting … Continue reading

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The log cabin

After that first stay, I visited The Long Cottage regularly. In fact, I was there so regularly that at some point Simon asked me if I wanted to leave there my surf boards – an offer too kind to refuse. … Continue reading

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The Long Cottage: a unique place in North Devon

I went to North Devon for the first time in the summer of 2007. Although surfing was the main reason for my trip, waves were not all I was looking for. I needed healing landscapes, fresh air, solitude, and I … Continue reading

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Snowboarding, powder, and friends

Warm temps, clear skies, stable snowpack and longer days, normally make April an excellent month for ski touring. This year was different. After an unusually warm and dry March, over the past four weeks, a seemingly endless cycle of cold … Continue reading

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WWF’s Earth Hour – Saturday, 31 March 2012

Would you like to be part of something special this Saturday, 31st of March, at 8.30pm? It’s irrelevant what part of the world you live in, as long as you switch off your lights and light up your candles. It … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me, but no singing please

The time of the year has come where I get that little bit older. It’s a remarkable improvement talking about it on my blog. When I was a child, for some reason I was never fond of celebrating my birthday … Continue reading

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Welcome back winter

Winter is upon us. Although I know that technically we are not going to enter winter till the solstice on the 21st of December, I can confidently say that the beginning of a new – hopefully cold and full of … Continue reading

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In praise of Autumn

Although I have just woke up I can already feel that today is one of those days where I am going to quietly slip straight into a parallel dimension, with every color perfectly matched and my favorite music playing in … Continue reading

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Protect the places you love

I recently read something really random in a magazine. A group of psychologists working at the Duke University in North Carolina have come up with a rather intriguing theory – people who take short breaks have more happy memories of … Continue reading

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