Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

On social media in recent days many people have been calling for a boycott on travel to, and products from, Iceland following the killing of what is believed to be a blue whale by a whaling company. But is that the right way to approach the issue? By the same token should we boycott France … Continue reading Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale

I love camping, there's something very relaxing about sleeping under canvas and switching off from technology. Unusually for us, it's been a whole year since we last camped, partly because we spent some time abroad last summer and we moved house, but also partly because winter didn't end here until seemingly May day bank holiday … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale

Happy World Environment Day!

Morning all! Today is World Environment Day, for those of you that don't know WED has been run by the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974 in order to raise awareness of, and to encourage action on, global environmental issues. Every year the day has a theme and a host nation - this year the … Continue reading Happy World Environment Day!

Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

I could hardly contain my excitement when this came through the post a couple of weeks ago. I mean, just look at it... A very beautiful thing indeed. It's also extremely informative, balanced and well-written. Penned by Ecologist David Hetherington in scientific, yet lyrical prose, and punctuated with luminous photography from Laurent Geslin, the book … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us