I’m a primary school teacher living in South Devon.To unwind from the day job you can often find me running ( albeit quite slowly) around our lanes – designated as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I have had a life-long passion for the countryside and we moved from the city some 24 years ago. I love the South Devon lanes with their high banks full of wildflowers . I love the richness and verdant nature found in the deepness- it’s almost a secret view. Being out on my own immersed in nature brings quietness which I relish and I love to see what I can explore. I love the timelessness of tracks worn by years of country folk going about their daily lives. I love exploring local history, the natural boundaries between farmsteads, agricultural buildings, historic houses, signs of those who have gone before. This forms a timeless sense of connection.
As a teacher , I seek to inspire and engage with all types of learners in a creative way. I am Literacy Lead and have a love of children’s literature and have keen desire to develop a love of reading and writing with children.Currently, I am part of the Plymouth Reading for Pleasure teacher reading group #rfp #UKLA@ruthpartridge@teresacremin – a great group of inspirationals!
I set out on my blogging journey to share my running and my observations of the natural world. I started to explore poetry, and never expected to write much. I wasn’t prepared with the response I would get. I’m finding it really fun.
As a gardener I am passionate about growing vegetables,propagating plants and making compost and striving for sustainable living.
As a musician, I am a member of several choirs.
As an artist, I occasionally find the time to splash paint onto board!