If self-doubt creeps in, get out in nature
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