Before I was a traveller, before I was a mother, I was a writer.

Sandy Bennett-Haber

For the Love of Trees

Vicky Allen and Anna Deacon have a new book out at the end of October.

For the Love of Trees is full of words and lush photography featuring Dame Judy Dench, Miranda Hart, Chris Packham… and me!

Woman stands in urban garden

Combining amazing photographic portraits of people and trees with powerful personal testimonies, it tells stories of unique relationships with favourite trees.

For the Love of Trees


Towards the end of 2019 I sat down with the lovely JoJo Fraser to chat about all of my favourite things: writing, travel, motherhood and running. You can listen to our chat on her podcast here. This was pre 2020 – so if you need a little escape from the current state of the world give it a listen.

Gift Recommendation (or soft selling book plug)

I can’t help but recommend two books very close to my heart. Feel free to get in touch for signed copies. They make a very nice colour coordinated bundle if I do say so myself!

Waymaking – is an anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art, including a story I wrote about wild swimming in Turkey. You Won’t Remember This- travel with babies, is the book I created with some amazing collaborators.

The Mending Basket

This was a fab project last year and I am looking forward to gathering folks at my table again in the future (I suspect my baking will have improved!) Until then my mending basket and stitching projects are keeping idle hands busy and stretching out the life of our clothes.

Stay safe!

Edinburgh, October 2020.

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