Category Archives: English countryside

Newt bothering

Being an ecologist has many perks. OK, I often have to get up really early (sometimes 2am early!), but these early mornings often yield good fruits. Being out and about when the day is just stirring always feels like a … Continue reading

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Caravan life

This post is brought to you from my new home – on wheels! Having recently lived for three months in a hastily converted Fiat Ducato van, our ‘Swift Challenger’ caravan feels like a veritable mansion. Well, kind of – residents of mansions … Continue reading

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Letting go with Hamish Hendry

Hellooo – I’m back! I’ve been rather distracted from the blog of late, mainly due to experiencing some fine summer weather at last, and the resultant lure of the great outdoors. It’s been a wonderful few weeks full of simple, … Continue reading

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The nights are drawing in…

That’s it. It’s all downhill from here. We’ve had the longest day of summer, nights will be getting shorter and the next big thing on the calendar is Christmas, *sigh*… That’s what I would have said, had I got out … Continue reading

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Dawning realisation

Warning: the positivity levels in this post may exceed critical threshold of cheesiness for the reader and thus may lead to a sense of mild nausea… 🙂 At around 4 am this morning, as I sat huddled on a plastic chair in … Continue reading

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The darling bats of May

With a name like mine, I feel it is only right that my favourite month by far is May. There are many reasons for this, including, off the top of my head: The virginal froth of hawthorn blossom (also called … Continue reading

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Wild dog chase

I love my bike. It’s an old-school Kona Hahana mountain bike, and we’ve shared lots of adventures over our eleven years together. I’ve thrown it down the side of a hill in a tantrum in the Lake District, cycled to … Continue reading

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