BirdFair and Scotland await

Hello dear readers, Firstly, I must apologise that posts to the blog have been rather thin on the ground of late. It has been a particularly busy month and I have not been able to find as much time to write as I would have liked. A weekend with some friends in the Brecon Beacons … Continue reading BirdFair and Scotland await

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Traditions in the countryside

If you asked anybody in the countryside to list the traditions that are regularly practised in their community you would no doubt be there a long while. From May Pole dancing in Norfolk to Jack in the Green at Hastings, cheese rolling in the Cotswolds to wife carrying in Surrey it is no wonder that … Continue reading Traditions in the countryside

Glimmering mud

Last weekend I traveled with some friends to Sand Point, near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Owned and managed by the National Trust, Sand Point is a long protruding headland of limestone that juts out into the Bristol Channel, remaining in seeming defiance against the land either side of it. It is a spectacular feature within this … Continue reading Glimmering mud