Happiness is… a Bank Holiday newt orgy

newt love

It was all go in my newly restored pond this afternoon. 12 newts chased each other round and round enjoying some hot love under the afternoon sunshine.

newt twonewt face

Happiness is…the arrival of swallows.


These swallows and sand martins were an unexpected delight on a day of deep murk and fog. Spring felt far away but they were here, freshly arrived from Africa and hawking for flies above the delights of the sewage farm outside of Faversham. Sometimes happiness can be found in the most unlikely of locations.