My contribution to Daphne du Maurier Reading Week and other bookish treasures

I try very hard these days to avoid buying too many books. Don't get me wrong - in my heart, I believe that there is no such thing as 'too many books'. But the practicalities of life cannot be ignored and I am more inclined these days to favour having space in our apartment to … Continue reading My contribution to Daphne du Maurier Reading Week and other bookish treasures

Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring A little while ago, I wrote about the return of a pair of black-backed gulls to the roof-tops opposite our apartment. Since then, we have been keeping … Continue reading Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching