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A high-profile job complete with pension and proper salary – it seemed the perfect next move. So why did I feel such deep disquiet?
“The pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides… is under immediate assault.”
In my imagination, the tree is my friend. It’s glad when I climb it, and enjoys my company.
Only 10 per cent of English land is open to the public. Who owns the rest?
The white bird lies on newspaper in the passageway, black-eyed, breathtakingly beautiful, utterly unmarked.
We vilify gulls for their proximity to human waste – but for self-declared “larophiles”, gulls are the ne plus ultra of the bird world.