My phone died this morning and it has taken me a day of shouting at it and throwing it at walls and shouting at technology people and phenomena for it to come back on!! However it is too late and too dark for any Tree pics. So no Tree of the Day today. Instead Tree BOOK of the day. Here it is. Fab read and I am not just saying that cos I am in it!! Vicky Allan wrote a terrific book about wild swimming has now teamed up with Anna Deacon for this .... just the kind of soothing read I need after a day spent cursing life without a phone (which actually wasn’t that bad ...) @treestoriesuk ...

First, and don’t suppose it will be the last, joint book event with @disgracecampbell #gqheroes ...

And here talking about my psychiatrist and the TBGBs @therutpod ...

Here is a little clip from @therutpod ...

Check out @therutpod - podcast with James Roycroft-Davis who has his own mental health struggles and wanted to talk to me about mine. He is a good interviewer I would say!! ...

How’s that for a Tree of the Day. Snapped at 100mph somewhere between Doncaster and Grantham. Beautiful sunlight ...

Ghost train ... it’s all a bit sad ...

Don’t look so worried Steph @packedlunchc4 five mins away. ...

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