Fire in the heart

Fire in the heart

I learned that the annual gathering of the Newtork of Iberian Ecovillages (Red Ibérica de Ecoaldeas REI) was to be hosted in Los Portales, Spain from 28th June -1st July 2018. My first experience of Los Portales in May 2017: a month spent as a WWOOF’er (Willing Worker On Organic Farms) in their garden, was filled with great memories, and I wanted to go back. […]

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Ricitos de Oro

Ricitos de Oro

For 6 days each year the people of Seville celebrate all things Andalucian, women wear the traditional flamenco dresses (faralaes), and the men wear traditional short bolero jackets and hats (cordobés). I landed into Seville in the beginning of May and into the middle of Feria: what a treat! As I hauled my backpack around the city, sweltering in 34degree heat I wondered how the […]

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Vignettes of Southern Spain

Vignettes of Southern Spain

My latest stop in my Eco-village journey is a the beautiful little community of Los Portales located north of Seville, in Southern Spain. My time here has been powerful and precious and for now I simply want to share some vignettes of this beautiful part of the world and a quote that has landed into my mind today: with gratitude for all the wonderful beings in all […]

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Eco-Dharma

Eco-Dharma

11th-25th January 2017: I wrote a little, previously about my time earlier this year at Eco-dharma. As it was a very important part of my journey so far, I would like to give a little more detail about the site, the community and what life was like there for me.  Eco-Dharma is a Buddhist community in the Catalan Pyrenees and they describe their approach and way […]

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Joy in the Catalan Pyrenees

Joy in the Catalan Pyrenees

Eco-Dharma is situated at the base of a mountain crest in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a place that, for me,  difficult to describe in words, so I have put together a series of images from my time there that give some sense of the beauty and changes in weather and light from morning till night. I spent my days here hiking and then sitting, […]

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When nature calls

When nature calls

Living in community, I have been learning a lot about the need to find balance between time spent with others and time spent alone: time to simply nourish myself. I felt a little burnt-out after my time in Newbold House in Scotland, I loved it there and loved the community but I really missed time to myself and time for my creative practice. The wildness […]

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