Glorious morning driving west over the Severn estuary bridge and down to Swansea for lunch in a beach café-cum-sports centre where we arrive on Beach Babies Friday, which has odd echoes of Lower Shaw being a sort of trendy municipal Continue reading Road Trip (7); the goalposts keep moving!
We press on from the Land of cctv cameras, porkpies & plenty and head for our next community Lower Shaw Farm in Swindon. Lower Shaw was not going to be on our original road trip itinerary, but East Bergholt to deepest Continue reading Road Trip (6) “Well at least it’s not boring!”
After breakfast chats and farewells we set off from Old Hall heading for west Wales via Swindon. With the Satnav turned off I map read trying to play I-Spy Utopia from the memory of places that I researched for my Continue reading Road Trip (5) – The Land of Liberty, Peace and Plenty
Day 3 (Part 2) A few of our favourite things Onwards and eastwards from Crow Hall across the plains of East Anglia towards East Bergholt the skies throw everything they have at us for miles. With the spray on the Continue reading Road Trip (4) – A few of our favourite things
DAY 3 – We are not a commune – We are not Crow Hall We set off from Bamford after breakfast with the weather looking like it is going to be a long wet drive down through East Anglia. Continue reading Road Trip (Part 3) – We are not a commune
Day 2 We head off late morning towards the Derbyshire hills above Sheffield on our way to the Quaker Community at Bamford. We stop off for a short stroll at Surprise View and then to grab a quick lunch at Continue reading Road Trip (Part 2) – 25 years young.
What do you say when you get a call out of the blue from old friend inviting you to go on a tour of communes, Just for the hell of it? “We could write an article for the Guardian about Continue reading Chris & Mike’s Road Trip (Part 1)
“I’m living in a farmhouse with some friends who have nothing to do with the theatre. It’s what some people might call a commune, but it’s really a sort of artists’ colony.” Helen Mirren While she was playing Lady Macbeth Continue reading Lady Macbeth and the princess
Was trying to think of a Christmas themed communal living post to do – I first thought I would do a piece on different gift ‘games’ that people living communally play to try and make the festive season more co-operative Continue reading The Christmas Tree Island Commune mystery
Having come across a couple of articles recently on village sized communities I have dusted off some writing I did a while ago on group size. If you search for information on human group sizes you will very quickly come Continue reading How big is BIG?