“Viewing A Field In England is a powerful sensory experience. You can almost feel the squelching mud beneath your boots, the sharp meadow grass scratching at your ankles and oh yes, the euphoric sense of discombobulation which all coalesce in a brilliant and immersive way; somehow providing an overwhelming sense of home.” 7 more words
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The Weather Forecasters predicted snow, yellow weather warning are in place, and it may yet arrive… but not as yet.
Instead we have enjoyed a day of contrasts and there is nowhere better than in our local woodlands to enjoy the full range of that contrast. 172 more words
This lovely collection of stories for children—originally published in 1981—captures its eight-year-old protagonists’ innocence and, yes, naiveté, but maintains its dignity throughout, never slipping into irony or an affected “little kid’s voice.” It follows the friendship between Bell, son of a farming family in the Hollow Land (so called for the abandoned mines underneath) and Harry, son of a London-based journalist who brings his family to a country house there on occasional vacations. 155 more words
The Heartwarming True Stories of a Vet Who Cared for Animals with Skill and Compassion
Five years ago I sat down on my families sofa one evening and picked up a copy of “All Creatures Great and Small” and began to read it. 935 more words