Wood Fair and Edinburgh Holiday

Peebles was gorgeous as always in the Autumn light. The wood fair was very well attended and has expanded since we last went. Big Si was making broomsticks at a very fast rate. I chatted to him before the rush. Beech, rowan and yew all in their best outfits. The...
Peebles Woodmarket

Peebles Woodmarket

It is three years since we came to the Tweed Valley Forest Fair, in particular  the wonderful weekend event that is the Wood Market. This year we are foregoing the delights of Musicport festival in Whitby and returning to the creative wonders of Peebles. In the past...
A Short Visit to the Lower Arboll Vortex

A Short Visit to the Lower Arboll Vortex

Over the years I have written two articles for Permaculture Magazine. This is one of our favourite subscription reads, the others being Positive News and Reforesting Scotland. There is limited time for reading in any busy life. I make time for novels to relax and to...
Geoff’s moved in!

Geoff’s moved in!

At last! After 30 years of self-employed woodwork I finally have my first ever warm, dry workshop/studio. Over the winter I gradually fitted out the inside with benches, cupboards and shelves. By mid-February I had started carving in there. Since then I have been...