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Reverse Salient Murmuration

Years ago I had a supervision regarding one of my woefully disorganised essays, in which my approach to amassing data and quotes and bolting them onto clunky half-thought through opinions to give the impression of a considered piece of logical work, from its appearance alone, was taken to pieces.  606 more words



I’m delighted and thankful that a story of mine has been accepted by Bridge House Publishing for its 2015 Anthology.

I don’t write many short stories as I prefer to write novels however my novel writing improved when I was told to treat every chapter like a short story. 152 more words


Agata means The City of Light

Having a lover/friend who regards you as a living growing criatura, being, just as much as the tree from the ground, or a ficus in the house, or a rose garden out in the side yard… Having a lover and friends who look at you as a true living breathing entity, one that is human but made of very fine and moist and magical things as well… a lover and friends who support the criatura in you… 96 more words

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Holburne takes flight!

Starting this week – artist Laura Ellen Bacon will transform the facade of the Holburne Museum with an intricate yet imposing sculpture.

Visible from inside and outside the building, its surging presence will evoke the murmuration patterns of swallows and starlings. 243 more words

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The Birds, not the Bees

Somehow a very nested sequence of clicks lead me to a video that I first viewed a couple years ago and blew me away.  I’m glad I came across it again and I want to share it with you.   371 more words

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The Common and Ordinary

Ordinary, everyday encounters are easy to dismiss. We take them for granted, or consider them too insignificant to matter.

European Starlings are the peskiest of birds, noisy and gregarious. 392 more words


An evening on the Somerset Levels

The Wildlife Trusts in the south west collaborate closely.  As its a large region, our meetings are often held in Taunton.  After a day couped up in a meeting room and negotiating the Friday night rush hour traffic coming out of Taunton, it was an easy decision to break my journey back to Wiltshire with a visit onto the Somerset Levels.  523 more words

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