Beyond thrice nine lands and under the eaves of our Hedgespoken travelling theatre housetruck the frost has been jewelling the cobwebs stitched there, and all along these cold hedgerows the gorse and holly and quiet hazels have also been royally crowned by the jewels of winter.
And so, after months on the road, we finally arrived at the Buckinghamshire signwriters we were heading for back in May! Having cycled through a variety of perspectives on our situation, the best I’ve found is that these last two months have been our chance to road-test the truck and get acquainted with its particular and precise ways.
Life is rich. Not simple, no, not by a long shot. But it is rich.
We left you a few weeks ago waiting for word from the lorry garage that our 1966 Bedford RL was ready for collection, having been fitted with two new front brake cylinders, a freshly-welded exhaust manifold and a bevvy of adjustments, fine and crude, to the engine running…
News from the road. We take a scheduled trip to the garage and end up scouring the country for brake cylinders. Our weekend at Hay Tor, and Rima’s new piece – AT THE WHEELWRIGHT’S
Hedgespoken takes to the road…
Dear friends Here – at last! – is a long-overdue update for you on our progress, as well as an entreaty for your help as we enter…… Read more “The Hedgespoken December 2015 video update!”
As the snowdrops make their first hesitant appearances through the frost, and we feather our nest for the precious arrival, Leo has been hard at work in…… Read more “The Winch!”
So why do we want to travel? Why do we want to live an unrooted uncertain life on wheels? There are many many considerations and questions and dreams that taking to the road brings forth…
We know that a lot of our friends and supporters don’t really have too many pennies to rub together. Many of us live on the margins of things and are used to making do, being creative with scarce finances and living lives that are soul-rich, but cash-poor.
So, how can you best help us if you’re staring at the Queen on your last fiver, wondering where the next one’s coming from? Or even when you’re doing fine, but it’s all accounted for and taken up by the many, many financially-draining tentacles of modern living?
And so! Here we are on the first day of our Hedgespoken crowdfunding campaign, having already raised £4395!! We are stunned and excited and so grateful to…… Read more “The story begins…”