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.


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  1. 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

    • 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.



    • 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

  2. 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

    • 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 ?

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