Monday, 4 January 2021

Social Distancing

A man of the Fens explains how much distance and fresh air we need in the present pandemic.

Friday, 25 December 2020

Later on Christmas Morning

Peter and Holly came by for a dog walk and stayed distanced to talk to Matt and Ellie and the girls.  Sadie shows off her new sweater and Matt his new slippers.


Christmas Morning, 6 a.m.

The old-fashioned things like panda socks, coloured pencils and Russian dolls were still the top of the tree.


Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas Eve in Cambridge

There had been heavy rain the previous night, and the water was high around the Mill and in Coe Fen.


Saturday, 5 December 2020


Very few visitors at the WWT reserve today.  Only eight swans at the feeding; one Mute and the rest Whooper.  The occasional Marsh Harrier was the only raptor we saw.  The sunshine brought out a battered Peacock butterfly.  We drove home in the dark - the first time for many months!  


Sunday, 29 November 2020

Looking For Lost Elves

A damp day at the Botanic Gardens searching for various objects: a boat named Timothy, Santa's sleigh, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, red socks and various elves.  Then hot chocolate with cream.


Sunday, 22 November 2020

Mushrooms Again

A muddy trip to Hardwick Wood led to these fungi among the leaf litter.