Woodland near Cradley, Herefordshire.

Badger watch

Lots of people come to Australia hoping to see a kangaroo or a koala. For me in England it was a badger or otter. I daresay my fascination stemmed from the childhood classic, Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows, and more specifically the 1980s stop motion television series of the same name, which I can … Continue reading Badger watch

A canal in Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

By the canal

I'm sure I'm not the only person who, when thinking about canals, thinks about Venice. Oh the romance of narrow waterways passing by historic stone houses in rainbow colours, a gondolier in a straw hat and stripy shirt and lazy warm days on the water, gelato in hand! Canals though aren't just restricted to Italy - … Continue reading By the canal

Lyme Park, Disley, Derbyshire.

Lyme Park

I can remember being a 17 year old school girl sitting in my English class, devouring Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was a world so completely different to my own, yet the story still resonated with me and it remains a favourite book. When we'd finished reading the novel our teacher played the cult … Continue reading Lyme Park