Birds aplenty: the Royal Albatross Centre

I have always been fascinated by albatrosses. With their size, ability to fly long distances and their sometimes comical take-offs … More

This week’s small pleasures #216

A few things have happened this week in the world. The endless wait for the US election results (phew!) came … More

This week’s small pleasures #192

Since last week’s small pleasures post I have gone shopping, eaten out and bought flowers. I know. 6 weeks ago … More

This week’s small pleasures #157

From stormy weather to glorious sunshine, this has been a week of real changeable spring weather, marking the new season.

This week’s small pleasures #122

It’s Monday, it’s time for this week’s small pleasures. It is a lovely hot summer evening, we are well fed … More

In Wildness is the preservation of the World

The days around Christmas and New Year are, if you are on holiday like we are, a chance to go those places that at weekends get forgotten in the piles of ironing, grocery shopping and laundry.