Four days in Norfolk

28 Jun

It’s the last Thursday of June, hottest day of the year so far. Patrolling the sky above Martham Broad, a pair of common terns glide, hover and swoop for small fry. I’m in the shade of willow and alder, in … Read More »

Walking the Erewash

21 Apr

Don’t say ‘earwash’. I’ve penned this ode to not making a fool of yourself around these parts. Yesterday I drove to Toton Fields, bottom right on the map and a mile east of Long Eaton, to let the dogs out. … Read More »

Sex near the city

18 Sep

Attenborough yesterday. The early autumn fruits are ready – apple and blackberry, elderberry, hawberry and rosehip. Horse chestnut even. While cabbage whites do floral cunnilingus, honey bees go deep stick. Everyone’s a winner. Red winged damselflies do it in the … Read More »

Early autumn Attenborough

3 Sep

Sloes seem early this year, rosehips too. Blackberries less so. No SLR with heavy telephoto lens today. Just Jasper by my side and Galaxy S7 edge in my shorts pocket. This outlet, from Coneries Pond and Sailing Pit into the … Read More »

Circular walk from Matlock

27 Aug

Today, with dear friend Sue. We took trains, she from Sheffield, I from Beeston, to meet at the cafe in the park, Matlock. From there we walked the left bank of the Derwent upstream for a mile before swinging west … Read More »