Fi Read in The Cornishman

The weekend just gone, I did the unthinkable and wrapped myself in self-love. Ignoring all the work stuff constantly hovering over me, I took some much-needed healing time out, to spend a couple of days on retreat in the newly built Moon Lodge at The Living Well Centre. A simple, curvy mud and straw hut, I could have stayed there indefinitely. No electricity, gas or running water, no laptop, just a futon mattress on the floor, sheepskins and rugs and a woodburner. Outside, compost toilets, a woodfired shower and camp sinks provided all the mod cons necessary for the perfect low-impact, communing with nature experience. These precious two days were spent wandering nearby footpaths, sleeping in the sun, reading (I read a whole book in a day) playing my violin and ukulele, eating (lots) drinking, sitting by the fire in the evenings watching the barn owls at dusk, and shooting stars at nightfall, and thinking. Bliss. A really calming, almost spiritual space, it was exactly what I needed. feeling grateful
Published in Fi Read’s Community Spirit column in The Cornishman, June 18th 2015