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Cabin Diaries

We Almost Lost Derby

We Almost Lost Derby

We have a parrot called Derby, who lives most of his life outdoors. He sleeps in the house, but in the morning we let him out and he spends his days flying around the garden. He’ll come down from time to-time-time for food and a bit of chat. Recently, he…

We live in a rainforest

We live in a rainforest

It’s raining today. Nothing new there. However, I was surprised to learn this morning from a twitter thread by George Monbiot that we live in a rainforest.  I’d always thought of rainforests as places like the Amazon, or the Congolese basin – hot, humid and full of colourful animals. But…

Time to Read

Time to Read

Is there anything better than a good book? If no one can find me, I’m usually hidden somewhere comfortable, often the deck of my cabin, engrossed in a good book.  I’ve been completely smitten by Malcolm Gladwell recently. I knew of him, but hadn’t read any of his work. I…

My Walk to Work – Cabin Diaries #8

My Walk to Work – Cabin Diaries #8

My Walk to Work  Every morning, my alarm goes off and I look up through the velux window. The trees are green with fresh leaves, and sometimes there’s a bird singing in the branches. I stand, stretch, and make my bed. I head outside, take a few deep breaths, and…