Darling I Give You England

Walking in Yorkshire Woods on a Frosty Winter’s Day


There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)

FREE LEARNING : The Very Best Places To Learn About Wildlife, Animal Care, Ecology And Conservation In England & Beyond


Juust to give you a taster of what’s coming up, I’ve found training courses with seal pups in Cornwall, leading horse treks in Madagascar, and whale-watching in Yorkshire. It’s kind of amazing what you can do on a budget. #budgetlearners Enjoy! And let me know which training course you choose!


A Very English Weekend In North Yorkshire


One weekend in February after a tough week at work, I went up to York for a visit.  (more…)

Time Travel : The Man who Captured Victorian England… With a Paintbrush


Stapleton Park near Pontefract, painted in 1877

If a picture says a thousand words this one could tell a novel. (more…)

Sweet, Sweet Victory for Wentworth Woodhouse

(c) Country LifeThis English country is twice the size of Buckingham Palace and it remains the largest private house in England. To this day no one knows exactly how many rooms it has. (more…)