Cathedral Grove

Cathedral Grove Reaches 100+ Followers!

…and to celebrate, I’m giving away free e-hugs to all!  I know it’s no free all-expenses paid trip around-the-world (…we’ll have to save that giveaway for 100,000 follows, I think…), but free hugs are also pretty great and… Read More

Nature News: A Win for Re-wilding, the ‘Attenborough Effect’ in Action, and a Push Against Plastic Pollution

Between this whole unfortunate Brexit business, Trump doing whatever it is that he is doing, and a gaggle of Instagram ‘influencers’ trampling the California #superbloom…well, there will always be some not-so-nice news out there in the world, won’t… Read More

Cathedral Grove is 1 Year Old Today!

Hello and huge thanks, everyone! Because of all you lovely people out there kindly following my little seedling of a site, Cathedral Grove has put down strong roots and branched out in all sorts of ways that really… Read More

All About That Base: Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to Snowdonia National Park

After a very relaxed, restful week in England’s lovely Malvern Hills, Nick and I have returned to Wales for another few days, although this time to the fringes of Snowdonia NP. What’s been on the ol’ adventure agenda… Read More

A Wild Wander in Wales: Walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park

It’s been just a little over two weeks since the start of our six-month-long work sabbatical, and our adventures have now truly begun in earnest!  After a week and a bit of local wanderings in the Yorkshire/Lancashire area… Read More

5 Books About Nature and the Environment Worth Reading This World Book Day

Today in the UK it’s World Book Day, which seems a fine time as any to pass along a few recommendations of some truly worthwhile non-fiction books concerning nature and the environment. I’ve enjoyed reading these books at… Read More

It’s March 4th…

…the day we march forth toward adventure! (See what I did there? Honestly, we didn’t choose this particular date because of how it sounded, but now that I’ve thought of this connection I find the date rather appropriate,… Read More

Sabbatical Shenanigans: An Update on Things (Hopefully!) to Come

Hello, lovely people! There’s no Monday Mindfulness post again this week, but it will return once more before too long. You may have noticed that I’ve taken a little break from posting much of anything over the past… Read More

6 Things You Can Do to Help Bees Be Happy and Healthy

It may be winter but before we know it the ground will start to thaw, folks will be back out in their gardens, and bees and other pollinators will make an appearance once again. If like me you’re… Read More

18 Ways to Use Less Plastic in Everyday Life

Plastic is everywhere in modern times, seemingly unavoidable. From fresh produce to children’s toys to magazines, almost everything comes wrapped in it. It’s in our beauty products as tiny beads meant to ‘exfoliate,’ it thinly coats paper receipts… Read More

Nurturing Your Connection with Nature This New Year: 7 Suggestions

It’s the start of a new year and for many people that means the making (and maybe breaking…) of new year’s resolutions. While I don’t make resolutions myself, ticking over into a new year does make me more… Read More

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Goodbye, 2018. Welcome, 2019.