the spiral

A Wyrd Countryside Blog

I am a designer and writer living in the small village of Witcham in Cambridgeshire. I’m lucky enough to work from home and spend my days mostly designing websites and creating content for them, although I do get out to the city sometimes, even ones in different countries. I have always lived in the country and love watching the seasons unfold and hunting the stories that the land holds. So The Spiral is a site for me to blather, review books, films, music and TV shows and anything else that is of interest, hopefully it will be fun, I don’t pretend to be an expert and all the views are my own… So there.

sunset near witcham
drove between witcham and wardy hill

Latest on The Spiral


The Rooks nests are standing up to gales in the horse chestnut behind our garden, our squawky friends don’t seem fazed by it.

Droves and Drains

The droves and waterways that were originally the ways of accessing the towns, villages and fields of the fens.


Looking at their trilogy of albums exploring the deeper esoteric meanings of the ancient Norse runic alphabet.