The Ultimate Relationship... and the Earth Collective


Insights, life and times & the 'Earth Collective', a self-sufficient, intentional community I am creating. (Scroll down to view all.)

The pursuit of freedom

Two weeks have passed since I arrived in Portugal. A period of rest and soaking up the fabulous weather and scenery, was followed by a few days of disorientation, then... Read More

May 4, 2024
The promised land

It’s been a roller-coaster of a time. I arrived in Portugal yesterday. I hope you are sitting comfortably, as this is going to be a bit of an epic. The... Read More

April 21, 2024
Goodbye 'mothership'!

I have had a roller coaster relationship with my home on wheels (fondly named ‘the mothership’) for the past three years. Transitioning from 10 acres to 10 metres in one... Read More

March 6, 2024
Assault on the senses

I have just returned from a trip to London to submit my Portuguese visa application. I am unaccustomed to city life and crowded places, having left the capital in 2004.... Read More

February 16, 2024
Full disclosure

I have spent the last month intensively preparing the documents required for my Portuguese visa application. Beyond ridiculous, would be an understatement. Not just bureaucracy on steroids, but no single... Read More

February 11, 2024
Groundhog Day

Following on from yesterday’s blog, which I had hoped would put an end to the relentless mechanical challenges of late, there was a distinct feeling of repetition today. Hitched up... Read More

January 7, 2024

The Christmas period has been challenging. Not because the festive season is a non-event for me living on wheels, but because of relentless technical challenges and associated stress. After reading... Read More

January 5, 2024
Needs must!

Reluctantly, I am back in the UK, en route to Portugal. I had a testing journey from Ireland, with a mechanical issue that has become dangerous. It’s been lurking in... Read More

December 3, 2023
A strange elation

The radio silence of the last month marked a period of intense contemplation, which resulted in a u-turn for the ‘mothership’ and me. As I write, I am in Wales.... Read More

November 13, 2023
An unusual way to network

Life has continued at pace in the last few weeks, pushed along by powerful astrological influences acting as a catalyst for change. Having narrowed down the target area in my... Read More

September 17, 2023
Inspiration on steroids

I am spinning in a whirlwind of synchronicity. I feel giddy from the intensity of it. I am surrounded by information I need to assimilate and store for future reference.... Read More

July 30, 2023
Fundamental humanity

In a bid to clear the cobwebs from too much driving recently, I set off on a coastal walk this morning at Eyeries, on the Beara Peninsular. It is spectacular!... Read More

July 1, 2023
The third language

Yesterday, I recorded an interview with Ritchie Allen, a much loved Irish podcaster who is based in the UK. His shows are a source of intel’ for me on all... Read More

June 23, 2023
Best laid plans

I wrote this blog in my head a few days ago, whilst travelling to a new caravan site. The journey was challenging and, ultimately, I had to choose whether to... Read More

June 16, 2023
Navigating the terrain

I have been doing a lot of cycling, as I mentioned previously, in order to view the terrain in the target area for the Earth Collective, prior to starting my... Read More

May 27, 2023
A masterclass in manifestation

This is the mantra I am using for the Earth Collective project. It is an opportunity to put into practise everything I have learned so far, including metaphysical and practical... Read More

May 16, 2023
Secret of the land

In the month since the last blog about the Ireland adventure, and my quest to create a self-sufficient, co-living community on the Emerald Isle, I have moved on from Tipperary.... Read More

May 14, 2023
The sweet spot

I am finally on the Emerald Isle, near Tipperary as I write, looking out to the spectacular Galtee Mountains. What a relief it is to be here. My heart and... Read More

April 9, 2023
Perfect practise makes perfect!

I would like to introduce you to Lou. I have mentioned Lou and her family in a previous blog, and the story of how they came to leave New Zealand,... Read More

January 27, 2023
The limit of enjoyment

I am loving my new e-bike. I have had it for about a month. My one and only previous bike, was a beloved Dawes Lady Galaxy, which I bought 42... Read More

December 26, 2022
Moving into our magnificence

Shortly after placing an advert on the Diggers & Dreamers website to attract participants to the Earth Collective Earth project, I was contacted by Lou. It was clear, from the... Read More

December 22, 2022
Learning by example

Last weekend, I attended a course at a long-established intentional community in the UK, the Cannon Frome Court community, near Ledbury. The course was designed for people like me who... Read More

November 16, 2022
Phoenix rising

It’s been a while since I put pen to paper. Nonetheless, much has been going on. So, this blog is a bit of an epic and you might want a... Read More

November 6, 2022
Wake up and smell the... pooh!?

Oh boy, there is a lot of it, all around us. In the current ‘madness of our world’, everywhere you look, there are piles of it. On the one hand,... Read More

October 4, 2022
The art of homeostasis

There is an ancient ‘person’ in residence on the touring park, where my ship (on wheels) is currently anchored. By all accounts the ‘person’ is 800-1000 years old. They live... Read More

September 30, 2022
What next?

My life on board the ‘ship on wheels’ began a year ago, which led me to reflect on what I have experienced, as well as ask a big question -... Read More

August 22, 2022
For your eyes only

One of the things I have noticed on my travels, when in the presence of indescribable beauty, be it a spectacular sunset, an exquisite rainbow, wildlife, or on top of... Read More

August 3, 2022
Catching up with myself

In the ‘Final Words’ of my book, I mentioned that making the decision to radically change my life (again!) was something I absolutely knew I had to do. I didn’t... Read More

May 15, 2022
Venturing into the unknown…again!

Intrepidation, anticipation and some excitement! That’s what I am feeling as I venture into the unknown, again. This time, I am putting ‘pen to paper’ for the first blog entry... Read More

May 13, 2022
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