• February 12, 2017

    The photograph above shows an Icelandic retaining wall made of volcanic stone. In June 2016 I worked as a volunteer on the Laugavegur trail in Thorsmork, below the famous volcano. I was not building walls unfortunately, but helping to maintain this amazing trail. Trailteam Iceland restores the

  • May 3, 2015

    Ikea and Swedish WallsI was recently involved in a staff exercise for the well known Swedish furniture store, Ikea, working with staff to build a small stretch of wall. I researched Swedish walls and on the morning the stone duly arrived, massive Swedish-sized boulders of lovely

  • May 3, 2015

    Clearly, dry stone walling was not a money making solution.  I took it up late in life after being made redundant and once I got started I never looked back. While there is plenty of work, it is not always of the quality and remuneration I would

  • April 30, 2015

    Today there were welcome signs of Spring, the sun penetrating through the greyness which has been around for the past few days. On the way to the wall I was repairing I passed a large number of sheep, gathering because food had been put out for them. Amongst the

  • September 16, 2013

    It's been a long day during which I have moved a few tons of stone and then put them back again in a better order than I found them. I have just finished rebuilding a wall and I'm walking across a stretch of desolate moorland.