Julia Webb-Harvey

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N is for Night Sailing

In insurance terms, sailing is known as a dangerous sport, but most of the time, unless you’re slightly bonkers, it’s really a set of calculated risks. That said, there are times when things go wrong, and you make the best… Continue Reading →

A is for Ambition (the sea and me)

Bear with, as Miranda might say. Until relatively recently (in my comparative lifetime), I believed that the sea was something you visited. It was there. A repository for holidays. For times when you needed to ‘get away from it all,’… Continue Reading →

An alphabet of ‘the sea and me…’

So, I decided that I wanted to up my reflections on the sea. The sea was one of the drawing forces that drove us to live in Cornwall. Recently I’ve been thinking about the notion of the sea. What does… Continue Reading →

Lessons from Georges Szirtes, poet and translator…

Falmouth University was lucky enough to have a visit from Georges Szirtes, renowned poet and translator… and I was fortunate enough to take part in a workshop that he ran.  Here are the things that struck me, learning from this… Continue Reading →

A Greek odyssey on a boat called Rampage…

One of the best things about gig rowing is that I’ve made a whole new set of friends since moving to Cornwall. Earlier in the year, the gig club held an auction of promises in aid of club coffers. My… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he… Continue Reading →

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