Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing news and lifestyle features and who contributes regularly to Sublime.

Lucy spent her childhood summers on a rugged, deserted island in Scotland, has canoed through the Swedish wilderness and cycled the craggy coast of Ireland.

She has interviewed Michelin-starred chefs, government ministers, the richest woman in the UK and four times world champion ironman triathlete Chrissie Wellington as well as plenty of people on the street.

She is a keen cook, sustainability and grow-your-own enthusiast and master composter who believes the job of a journalist is the best there is.

Three decades on from when the last whaling station in The Azores closed its doors, the emerald-green archipelago in the mid-Atlantic has reinvented itself. Leaving the whaling industry’s brutal history behind, the islands are now better known for their high-octane adventure tourism and extraordinary natural beauty. Lucy Purdy visited to find out more

Dynamic, evolving and inspiring, Permaculture emerged like a manual of possibility in the late 1970s. Not just sustaining and celebrating people’s love for the natural world, but designed around those very feelings, it began with growing food and reached far beyond. Still not a widely understood concept, it sometimes seems Permaculture has failed to fulfill its own promise. But shifts, especially those as fundamental and far-reaching, take time

Sublime Magazine explores the way the cruise ship industry, often criticised for its unsustainable approach, aims to implement friendlier environmental practices. Join us on a guilt-free trip to the Caribbean – stunning sunsets, majestic landscapes and wild animals included

Seven years ago the former economist Mark Boyle completely changed his lifestyle and habits. From an ordinary student he turned into a man, who lives without money and has developed a dynamic sharing culture. In November he’ll lecture about his experience at the Schumacher College

Long in the shadow of the better-known Algarve, Portugal’s south-central Alentejo region is forging its own reputation as a hotspot rich in landscape, wildlife, history and culture – its fascinating cork harvest being just the first thing to discover