Portrait of a mole

Portrait of a mole

It’s not often that I get the chance to spend time with a mole, I’m not sure many people do. Yet one day this summer, a mole surfaced in our Yorkshire Dales garden where we were house sitting. After leaving a few hills on the lawn, he (sex unknown but I...
Snake vs Frog – who is your money on?

Snake vs Frog – who is your money on?

After a throughly enjoyable yet unproductive day on the slopes of Mount Merapi in search of the Javan Hawk eagle, Panji, my Indonesian guide decided to show me a small park in Yogyakarta that is a hotspot for kingfishers. Situated near the university, we found a small...
Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England.

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England.

I love a good ruin, and this ticks most boxes for me. It has sprawling grounds, numerous dark little stairways and passages, an absolutely stunning Elizabethan Garden and some awesome romantic history. Now managed by English Heritage, the entrance fee of £9 does...