London

Walking Movements

Walking is not just a pastime or mode of transport in London – it’s a whole way of being, looking at and interacting with the city.  As a walking enthusiast and advocate, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting up with some fantastic movements and groups that have the art, science or wonder of urban walking …

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Country Mouse Walk

For the first time after 16 years of living here, my country mouse aunt came to visit me in London last summer. To my aunt, London is a big, scary, exciting city full of traffic, landmarks and tourists. This was an opportunity to show her the London that I live in. The beautiful, occasionally peaceful, …

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Self-Boss Networking Walk – Motivation

It’s a surprisingly warm November day.  A group of strangers with diverse business backgrounds become a lively, supportive, adventurous gathering of self-bosses, through a walk in the Olympic Park.  This is a different kind of networking experience, a Self-Boss Networking Walk lead by Anise and designed to be uplifting, energising and positive. “The walk was inspiring, relaxing and …

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Flourishing in Bunhill Fields

Bunhill Fields Burial Ground on a week day morning in February. Impressions: Black railings, green railings, brown railings with gold peaks.  Twigs strewn from storm Doris.  Grave stones like rows of green teeth telling tales from history.  Mobile phone and camera wielding photographers poking our lenses through the railings.  Alive with spring flowers, crocuses, cowslips, a heart …

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Sacrifice in Postman’s Park

Postman’s Park on a week day afternoon in February. Impressions: Hidden between buildings in central London.  Surprising, secluded, quiet.  Dull day.  Silent, stationary digger and orange fencing for the ‘improvement’ works.  Heroic self sacrifice tributes told in heartbreaking one line stories.  Stories that haunt.  A man feeding a squirrel, a woman on crutches.  Pile of gravestones, …

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