If self-doubt creeps in, get out in na­ture

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER - SEAN WOOD

YOU know that feel­ing when all your worlds col­lide, and a lit­tle bit of self-doubt creeps in?

Well mine has just ar­rived with a bang.

It’s early, very early Satur­day morn­ing and I have two ar­ti­cles to write, seven gigs in the next nine days, in­clud­ing two in the Lakes and four in Oslo, a Rugby Club sum­mer ball to put the fin­ish­ing touches to, a pitch ren­o­va­tion to or­gan­ise and an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gallery.

There’s only one thing for it: ig­nore it all and get out in the Val­ley, via Lit­tle Pad­field to be pre­cise - cap­tured here ( by Roger Need­ham, one of the artists who ex­hibits at the Laugh­ing Badger Gallery.

At the crack of dawn there was no one about as I made my way to the Long­den­dale Trail, just me and three bad­gers in the dis­tance, and one dis­grun­tled pheas­ant which shot off nois­ily into the fields, alert­ing the bad­gers as he went.

The trio stopped what they were do­ing, which looked like ‘play­ing’ to me, and raised their col­lec­tive noses in my di­rec­tion, sniffed the air for a while, and car­ried on

The Laugh­ing Badger Gallery, 99 Platt Street, Pad­field, Glos­sop

●● Artist Roger Need­ham’s paint­ing of Pad­field

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