The Sahara Project

In the old days, the satellite pictures of North Africa were golden yellow all the way across the continent, from the Atlantic to the Gulf. It was the only place on Earth that looked like that. Well, it doesn’t look like that any more. Its transformation has been a big job and it isn’t finished … More The Sahara Project

Sound

The first things I hear in the morning are birdsong and the sound of running water, and sometimes the wind in the trees. Which is only to be expected in the country. But it’s the same when I stay with my partner in the city, because the city doesn’t just belong to the people – … More Sound

The Sea

My partner is a surfer. I’m that pitiful excuse for a surfer, the boogie-boarder. He swims out to sea and rides the great waves standing up. I stand up to my waist in the sea and ride the smaller waves lying down. But I love it just as much as he does, and it’s something … More The Sea

The Animals

It’s so different with the animals now, and embarrassing to remember how we used to treat them. A lot of people did beat themselves up about it at first, but it’s silly to refuse to forgive yourself when the animals themselves are forgiving you and wanting to be friends. And we can communicate with them … More The Animals

Home

I have a little home on a hillside. The hillside is steep, remote, and covered in bush, which is full of birds. The hillside can be steep because we don’t need roads anymore. And it can be remote because we don’t need power lines or phone lines or plumbing anymore. My house is small because … More Home