The Pike

This article was published in the October 2017 issue of The Countryman magazine   My first sighting of a pike was on a cold autumnal day made danker still by the location; a muddy towpath by a bridge whose underbelly and black sides dripped with water. Without warning the sunlight breached the chill and lit... Continue Reading →

Trafalgar Day

A Celebratory Top Fifteen Facts for Trafalgar Day on the 21st October The 21st October is Trafalgar Day; a celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805, and the triumph of Admiral Horatio Nelson who lay dying as news of his victory was brought to him. The title of... Continue Reading →

Paris- Again, again and again …

Paris -Again and again and again…. How many times do you visit a place? Do you stop after the first time, bottle up those memories and move on? Or do you leave knowing you will return, not because of the attraction you missed out or the restaurant you never made it too, but because you... Continue Reading →

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