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The idea for this blog was born on a sunny, early autumn day sat in a beach cafe bar in Malaga. A group of like-minded people with a desire to share their lives and experience through reading and writing, but not really sure how to make this happen.

Some of us are experienced bloggers, some write for a living and the rest just starting out on the writing journey. We were quite taken with the idea of a blog that allows people who don’t normally do this sort of thing to have a go. Dipping toes in the online water was a theme we returned to time and time again over that weekend in Andalusia.

The name Into The Orchard came out of a thought that is quite obvious I think. We liked the notion that the very act of writing and reading is in itself nourishment. I don’t want to get too pretentious so I’ll leave it at that.

So here it is, unheralded and low key, just the way we wanted it to be.

We hope you enjoy it and if you’d like to contribute, you can come into the orchard too – just leave a comment on the blog and we’ll get in touch.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. antiquityandadventures permalink
    March 31, 2012 7:41 am

    what a great idea, good luck with your project

    • Ian Street permalink*
      March 31, 2012 2:06 pm

      Thanks, we are enjoying it so far

  2. Dawn Walker permalink
    April 27, 2012 10:46 am

    I am the proud owner of Chris’s painting Euskaltel and I am pleased you like it too. I watch all the tours and other races on Sky and am always cheering for the Basque team, because they are the only team, it seems to me, that really represents their region. Most of the others are more like football teams, who just compete to buy the best players from anywhere. I do not have a blog but hope this message reaches you. Dawn Walker

    • Ian Street permalink*
      May 13, 2012 4:41 pm

      Hi Dawn, thanks so much for commenting. I hadn’t realised you had left this comment till recently but lovely that after I write about the painting the person that commissioned and owns it has stopped by to leave a message. I think you are totally write about the Basque team and hope that they can continue as there has been some doubts about the financing of the team for next season I believe.

      Enjoy the painting – what an amazing thing to wake up to every day.



  3. July 21, 2012 9:12 pm

    Great blog! Posts on artand bikes – what’s not to like?!

    • Ian Street permalink*
      July 25, 2012 10:20 am

      Thanks that’s kind of you as you say art and bikes what’s not to like and hopefully plenty of other fun things mixed in as well

  4. May 18, 2013 8:04 pm

    Hi, I hope you don’t mind but I nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
    Great blog!

    • Ian Street permalink*
      May 21, 2013 6:32 pm

      Wow how incredibly nice of you thanks so much.

  5. July 24, 2013 2:51 pm

    Hi Ian, I met you at Riders Spoke, I was the girl with the small pink bike! I am working as a communications intern at the Henry Moore Institute and have really enjoyed reading your blog – I wondered if you could drop me a line? Best wishes, Rebecca Jones

    • Ian Street permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:11 am

      Hi Rebecca and thanks. What’s the best way to get in touch ? I could drop into Henry Moore and we could grab a coffee one lunchtime if you want to chat. Or you can reach me via twitter @ianstreet67 ?

  6. Jason permalink
    September 15, 2013 9:50 am

    Dude – – the “race” or a solstice event? – am looking for like minded company for a 2014 challenge. You in?

    and check this out:

    nice to hear you’re digging the roadie and trying to follow the Rules

    • Ian Street permalink*
      September 16, 2013 9:11 pm

      blimey that does look like a challenge. Happy to chat about doing something.

  7. Ian Street permalink*
    August 11, 2013 6:42 pm

    all should be sorted now, I’ve followed and DM’d you my email address.

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