HoBB pathways for People, Rabbits, Moles, Earthworms and Roots

IMAGENAMEHEREVisit the HoBB and experience your path in the making.

The HoBB is a place to feel inspired, to explore  your own answers whilst experiencing  Nature’s answers.

At the HoBB, there’s now a twelth way to look at life, and that’s through the paths and tunnels created by wildlife.  Thanks to a four years old visitor, who became so fascinated with the rabbit holes and mole hills at our field centre that he plotted them all with some help, we have this interesting map of the HoBB Underground.

Underneath the existing ‘Paths of Wellbeing’, regularly trodden by visitors, there’s a network of connectedness often forgotten until digging a trench or making a hole for a new fence post.

Once the survey of this out-of-sight network was done, we put all our design skills into creating another fine map.  This map is used to make visitors aware of all the below-site activity often taken for granted. A copy of this map was sent to our young visitor as a Christmas card.

Whilst the wildlife’s having fun underground , our grass top storytelling walks, nature walks and walks-of-life for individuals, continue to contribute to the wellbeing of our above ground visitors who have come from Canada, America, Australia, China, Indonesia and throughout Europe.

David James Lees @Peak_House leading a group Qigong meditation at the HoBB




Come to the HoBB for a walk of a lifetime and a talk through your lifeline, but please tread lightly wherever you see a notice sticking out of a hole in the ground saying ‘DO NOT DISTURB – Nature at work.’

“All journeys are in the detail”

If you are thinking of visiting the HoBB, here are some of the personal experience stories we hope you find useful:

Monika E. at the HoBB
Lucy Mackay-Sim
Florence Tapiau / Environment Journalist / Wwoofing at The HoBB
Rob Lockwood at the HoBB Project House
Russ Sherry at the HoBB
Kiersten Broderick at the HoBB
From America

And in French … Jeanne C. at the HoBB
Les vers de terre nomade (The Nomadic Worms)s

In Latvian

The ‘Studies of Matter’ [ Étude de Matière]

Early ‘Studies of Matter’ . From Vasarely 3 by Victor Vasarely

Uptake the hues
The saps and each scent.
Let every passion of life
Take its stage.
Fill up your sights
With episodes spent.
Unblock your heart
From your birth-given cage.è

Savour the scraps
As you would every treasure
Measure your worth
By each Sun not the crowd.
Tell it with beat
And study what matters
Take up tomorrow’s
And shout them out, loud.

“By studying everything from mud to antimatter,
we build collections of thought about
our place in Space.”

What’s YOUR take on things?

What’s YOUR view?

What’s YOUR position in this long human race?


Coffee Chats

Whether you upload to YouTube or perform your poems, plays, music and stories live in your local pub, the World needs your creativity in its search for new directions.

Back in the 1700’s, they coined the phrase ‘Penny University’ (pun intended) for gatherings in coffee bars between wide spectrum groups of fresh thinkers and doers. Now, such groups gather in virtual “Coffee Chats” or in street “Chat Cafés”.

Join one. Join lots. Join the dots whether you’re standing at a water cooler,  waiting in a queue, grabbing a coffee break, loving an unplanned rave or smiling at someone who just sparks your interest.  Every moment needs your attention like never before.

So mix, because it’s only in the mix of creative ideas between musicians, writers; designers, engineers, MC’s, farmers , scientists, posties and programmers that the ‘new’ gets carved. Did I miss your skill at being yourself off this list? If I did, you’re on the extended list an so is whoever you meet.

Look for events. This one got publicity in the Telegraph:

“In Bishop’s Castle in the Clun Valley, the Rizla-rollers and the red-coated riders have two of the best watering holes in the county. At the bottom of a picturesque one-in-six gradient high street is the brightly painted Six Bells. The small two-room inn opposite the church has its own brewery producing Cloud Nine beer. It sells a host of fruit wines, including cowslip and dandelion, and holds “rhyme and tell” evenings and folk sessions.”  Full Story at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/pubs/3315410/Pint-to-pint-Six-Bells-and-Three-Tuns.html

Explore sites:

Find ghost writers and writing partners through evolving stories on wattpad and there’s a host of illustrators, book designers, printers and publishers at jacketflap,

Find lulu.com if you have written a book which is ready to go to print. If not, find a one-stop-publishing-shop. For example, I met  Bob Fowke just before Christmas at Knighton’s 2nd Literary Festival. He’s a true fountain of publishing knowledge.

Explore links:

I found a business café locally. Try a Chat Cafés with Penny Power backing – and change the social-to-business side of building communities.


Though I don’t have a link for scheduling coffee chats, I’m open to them.
If you think we have common ground to share, send me an message and let me know.