Walk with us as we explore places, regional cuisines, learn some arts and crafts, dig up some history, meet a few interesting people, and add more books to our shelves on this long journey.


A voyage across the sea
A memorial to lost soldiers
Ruined forts, abandoned houses,
Nature reclaiming its hand

Introducing the Shop

Hi there! This has been in the works for ages. We are starting with a couple of notebooks in what we call ‘The Hope Series.’ The artwork is based on poetry that we love and keep going back to. As you flip the pages while jotting down your notes and impressions, we hope these verses provide you the same anchor.Continue reading “Introducing the Shop”

August Blues

A call for torrential rain
A search for answers
A happy home
Prayers reflected in water


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In exile

Walking in the mist, you wonderIs this the stuff or dreams or nightmares?How many who lay herecarried the dream of a Free Tibet?Waking to a past, untouched bythe mystics of the dreamcatcherThe grief, walking sideContinue reading “In exile”

Food, Art, People

Sweet Nibbles

When the pandemic nudged so many of us back into the kitchen, it also made us turn to old comfort recipes. Ones that had been forgotten, or replaced with easier alternatives, including packaged food. TheContinue reading “Sweet Nibbles”

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. …Lord Byron