Following Your Dream

It is perhaps unfair to those who conquer mountains, rescue innocents and take on great roles to say that it takes guts to convert a ruin, but each achievement has a context and so in its own little world the conversion of our barn can be one. According to the dictionary having guts is defined... Continue Reading →

Town Mouse & Country Mouse

The "Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" Aesop Fable has become an English idiom that recognises the effect on our character of where we are from, and to use another idiom how as a result we may sometimes feel like a fish out of water.

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 →

Autumn Actions

With the arrival of autumn there is no pause in the frenetic activity of the natural world; their actions are fuelled by the need to ensure their survival through the approaching winter when the tempo slows, temperatures fall and the clocks slip back to sandwich the shorter days thickly with darkness. Humans who look closely... Continue Reading →

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