My beloved Micra has had a reprieve. Just when I felt sure I would have to scrap it and had found a wonderful company that organises this for you and gives the profit to charity, then it has been saved by the only person in Kent who loves their Micra’s more than me.
One of my blessed marshland farmer’s has bought it for his collection and it will now serve out it’s retirement living in his hay barn and being driven across the farm. This seems a fitting place for the car that I slept in when completing my journey for my book On the Marshes. In recent years the car has had more celebrity status than me so I am glad I have found it a good home.
The hair’s gone crazy but the scenery’s atmospheric at Dan’s Dock on the Isle of Sheppey.
On the Marshes Walk,
August 10th 2019,
10.00am – 12.00pm,
Elmley Nature Reserve
As part of the Sheppey Shorelines Festival I am taking a morning stroll around this lesser known part of the Elmley Nature Reserve. Join me as I relive my daddy-long-leg horror on Elmley Hill and tell you a little about the history and wildlife of this lesser known corner of Sheppey.
The walk is free but the Elmley Conservation Trust request a £5 parking charge.
Booking Essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Join me for a stroll at dusk across the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill in Kent where I reminisce in the cherry orchard and hope to catch a glimpse of the spectacular rook roost.
New Year’s resolutions have started early and I have created my first Nature Notes vlog. Follow me on a tour of St Mary’s Church, Lower Higham. It was here I began and ended my book On the Marshes. I plan to do many more of these tours in the next few months so keep your eyes peeled.
Mark Avery and I swapped books at the recent Kent Ornithological Society conference where we were both speaking and has kindly put a review by Ian Carter on his blog. Mark’s book, Inglorious, is next on my reading list and no doubt I will return the favour.
Read the view here
Join me and writer Peggy Riley for a glass of prosecco and a chat at Harbour Books in Whitstable this Thursday.
So excited to see my book in paperback. It looks great. Now better crack on with the new book!!!