Babies Galore

Babies Galore

Nothing is more fascinating than the way that different species provide for the welfare of their babies. It even starts with the variation in the…
Sidmouth Hospiscare

Sidmouth Hospiscare

The demand for services like Hospiscare is expected to increase significantly over the coming years. For almost 35 years, Sidmouth Hospiscare has been offering care…
Rodeo Days

Rodeo Days

I was talking to a farmer recently and I mentioned that when I see a vet on the TV these days, they seem to have…
Feeding on the wing

Feeding on the wing

The swift’s eyes have located the prey (if you follow their glance on the image below) - a humble fly that’s no match for the…
A life on the road pt 2

A life on the road pt 2

In the post-war days a job for an assistant invariably came with accommodation and a car.  In my case the living was No.1 Bird’s Nest…
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Fancy a saloon car with mind-bending performance?  Look no further than the Giulia Quadrifoglio, it's a road-going ballistic missile! Approaching this vehicle across the car…
Welcome to Florence

Welcome to Florence

Sitting on the banks of Tuscany's river Arno, Florence is one of Italy's jewels and is widely accepted as home of the Italian Renaissance.  It's…
Wonders of Whimple

Wonders of Whimple

Whimple truly is a wonderful place, having lived there myself briefly in the 90s, it was before all the property development had happened and the…
Moving stories

Moving stories

I’m writing this on a bleak mid-winter’s day - all grey skies and biting winds. As consolation I find my mind turning to warmer thoughts…
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