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Some time on Saturday this blog passed 1,000,000 pageviews for 2019 so far. For context, here are the previous four years (1 Jan – 31 Dec): 2018, 898k pageviews 2017, 876k pageviews 2016, 1,254k pageviews 2015, 808k pageviews Likes(7)Dislikes(0)

Election watch (2)

Recent heather burning on Bradfield Moor, the Peak District leaves land looking like this… …which doesn’t act very well in holding water in the hills. A woodland would be much better at holding water. I wonder how we could get a woodland to grow in the Peak District? How about, stopping burning the land? The…

Seven Worlds, One Planet (4)

Australia – another amazing programme. I’ve been to Australia once and I doubt I’ll ever go back. I was there in 2005 and we left Heathrow while the first of the Ashes tests was happening at Lord’s – England was obviously heading for a defeat. Just over two weeks later (after my first kangaroos, Duck-billed…

Racecourse diet

I went to Cheltenham racecourse on Saturday. There are several reasons for going to Cheltenham to the races. One, it’s a day out. Two, at this time of year, if lucky, then the drive that I take across the Cotswolds can be a spectacular scene of autumn colours. Third, I usually meet up with friends…

Famous Grouse advert

Here’s the Famous Grouse advert for 2019 Two species of grouse for the price of one. But what is that strange noise made by the Blackcock at the end of the advert? I know they make many strange noises but this one seems to be impersonating a Tawny Owl or maybe even a Lapwing… What…