Archive for September 2017

On the river: The rocket stove

Installing the rocket stove on the boat

Well, the weekend has arrived quicker than expected, and in fact, time seems to be flying by at the moment. Today is a stark contrast to yesterday when I was in London with Raph, smart casual in jeans shirt and blazer I felt dapper as we walked the streets having fun and going to see…

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Who’s for who? (Guest post by Raph Meade)

Raphael Meade

I was gonna do this as a video blogg, but because my beauty has faded (feeling run down right now) I decided to spare you the pain of a dreadful sight. Flitting through the journal, date 28th March 2016. The entry is ‘who will pair up with whom?? Yes, just 5 days in and those…

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Eden: 10 June 2016 — how the wheels came off

10 June 2016 Eden diary entry

During Eden, from time to time I kept a diary. This is an entry from June 2010. As I lie here at 10 pm in my sleeping bag the night before a morning I am dreading, I question why and how I’ve got into this situation. Tomorrow, I am due to do the washing up…

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A lifestyle pivot

Anton presenting for Cambridge TV

In business speak they call it a pivot, a change of direction or focus for the business to keep it alive — I’m doing that in my personal life as well now. I spent seven very enjoyable years in my old job as a boatman, but after Eden, leaving early, hiding in Greece and eventual…

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After Eden: The Acropolis Night Run

Akropolis vom Hotel Polis Grand aus

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in Greece, during the Autumn of 2016 after leaving Eden.  I’m in pain! I’ve got back into training with a vengeance and now I realise how much my physique changed during my time in Eden. I’m not saying that I was a trained Adonis…

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After Eden: Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in Greece, during the Autumn of 2016 after leaving Eden.  I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little fragile today, although it’s not my emotions — it’s my body. My head, to be precise. It has been an amazing few days in Cyprus at the wedding…

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After Eden: An early start and the island of Hydra

Hydra (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hydra_(island)_13.JPG)

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in Greece, during late 2016 after leaving Eden.  Early start today! I’m off to Hydra to stay with friends of the family. Last night I spoke with Raf about my plans for the next chapter, and he seemed intrigued. We are meeting up next…

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