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


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