Lighting the way

Finally, here in the UK, we have 'sprung forward'. (How many of you remember the 'spring forward'/'fall back' phrase for which way to alter your clocks?) We now have more hours of daylight than darkness. OK, so the temperatures are still quite low. But perhaps we should be maximising on this natural light after what …

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Dancing in the rain

I have just witnessed a perfect example of 'dancing in the rain' rather than 'waiting for the storm to pass'. A pigeon, drenched in an ongoing downpour, took the opportunity to really embrace the moment – spreading its wings wide, wide open, letting the rain reach every part of its body, stretching its neck skyward …

Sunshine pick-me-up

Here in the UK, it’s so far been a year of weather adjectives: the wettest (and, conversely, the driest), the coldest, the longest period of … We are approaching midsummer and, in all truth, it feels like midwinter. The longest day of the year is almost here and yet, frustratingly, we haven’t had the benefit …