Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Kind gestures on the Pacific Crest Trail

 Fabulous shot of the Pacific Crest Trail - and also of books, food, unwanted possessions left for walkers so neatly by the track ...
So American - in the best possible way.  Cheryl Strayed mentions this in her book, Wild.
Remember a friend in Minnesota telling me of a neighbour who had a huge glut of courgettes one summer - so he went round the district posting them into people's postboxes, just in case they wanted them.

Reading and watching

  • Foot by Foot to Santiago de Compostela/Judy Foot
  • The Testament of Mary with Fiona Shaw at the Barbican
  • The Testament of Mary/Colm Toibin
  • Schwanengesang/Schubert - Tony Spence
  • Journals/Robert Falcon Scott
  • Fugitive Pieces/Ann Michaels
  • Unless/Carol Shields
  • Faust/Royal Opera House
  • The Art of Travel/Alain de Botton
  • Mad Men Series 6
  • A Week at The Airport/Alain de Botton
  • The Railway Man/Eric Lomax
  • Bright Lights, Big City/Jay McInerney
  • Stones of Venice/John Ruskin
  • The Sea, the Sea/Iris Murdoch
  • Childe Harold/Lord Byron
  • All The Pretty Horses/Cormac McCarthy
  • Extreme Rambling/Mark Thomas
  • Story of my Life/Jay McInerney
  • Venice Observed/Mary McCarthy