17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019

With the year drawing to a close I thought I would highlight some blogs and podcasts that I highly recommend you check out in 2019. Whilst certainly growing, it is clear that nature, conservation, farming and countryside blogs are still one of the smaller niches within the wider blogosphere but there is some brilliant contentContinue reading “17 Blogs and Podcasts to follow in 2019”

7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Going green is becoming increasingly popular – and increasingly important. It’s a trend that’s here to stay not only because it’s better for the environment but also because it makes your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. It’s also very versatile, so you can combine it with any style. It goes especially well with the nature-inspiredContinue reading “7 Tweaks to Create a Green and Nature-Inspired Home – Guest post by Emma Joyce”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith

Episode 27 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Essex farmer and Deputy President of the National Farmers Union, Guy Smith. Much of Guy’s land lies below sea level, similar to my own family’s farm which is situated just a few miles north, so his farm is at long term threat from sea level rise.Continue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 27 – Guy Smith”

ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018

We live in times of division: wars and terrorist acts declared in the name of religion, Brexit splitting the UK down the middle into ‘Remainers’ and ‘Brexiteers’ and extreme inequality dictating the haves and have-nots. Uncertainty seemingly rules the roost, with nobody able to second guess where the political and social framework of the worldContinue reading “ThinkingCountry Christmas Message 2018”

My review of 2018

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and that’s why I enjoy writing end of year posts. What’s done is done and you can look forward to a new year which you can hope will bring the promised land, even though experience teaches us that every year is a rollercoaster in its own way, with troubled timesContinue reading “My review of 2018”