March 25, 2018

Thanks to Dominique for bringing Pomona to our attention (see #TreeStory 4), and forwarding these links:


This article from 2014 suggests optimistically that it could be the future Eden of the north, a beautiful biosphe...

March 24, 2018


Each day this week, at work, in my place of work, a large, 5-storey, open plan, still new, glass-fronted building, I've taken a five minute awake siesta. In Spain siestas are traditionally talked about as short breaks from work. They can be taken in the workplac...

March 24, 2018

Sacred spaces mean different things to different people. 

This project is about Manchester's Quiet Spaces, but during the project people have talked about the importance of

green spaces

b r e a t h i n g   s p a c e s


sacred spaces

There is a relationship between these...

March 20, 2018

On the Today program, radio 4, Friday 2nd March Englands Chief Medical Officer Prof Dame Sally Davies said the impact of air, light and noise pollution was well recognised in the environment. But she said its role in terms of health was yet to be fully understood. Dame...

March 6, 2018

Lent oblige... I'm giving Tree-spotting - in films, that is - a miss. 

Link (Gracie Fields singing TREES) 


March 6, 2018

#treestory 14

Who knew there were that many Tree songs... Well, I must confess (Lent oblige - part 2) that I sort of did... courtesy of Paul Robeson, one of Manchester's best friends.  

Link (Paul Robeson singing TREES)

March 6, 2018

A promise to myself that this year I will take time out to draw. Time out of the ordinary, noisy activities of the day to be quiet and still, and to live in the moment. Elizabeth Gaskell House and Garden is a quiet space in which there is a history and tradition of rea...

Please reload

Recent Posts

June 25, 2020

June 23, 2020

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

June 2, 2020

May 26, 2020

Please reload

Please reload

© 2023 by Sasha Blake. Proudly created with