Grouse – various

Isn’t nature wonderful – the image at the head of this post is of strongylid worms (the white things) crawling out of some red grouse poo. It’s possible that quite a few people and organisations feel like they are in the ‘grouse poo’ at the moment but, on the other hand, maybe they are all…

M&S: the smoking gunner?

  How interesting that the meat buyer for M&S, Tom Harvey, is, in his own words ‘a massive fan of anything shooting/game or wine related‘ according to his Twitter account.  There is nothing wrong with that, of course. If he’d like to buy me a glass of decent Rioja then I’d be very happy to…

How (and why?) M&S are getting it wrong

Yesterday’s blog seemed to hit the right note with many people but the lack of responses from M&S are not going down well. Selling game in a couple of stores is hardly a make or break decision for M&S – you’d think that a bit of unfavourable reaction would persuade their accountants not to bother….

M&S, the grouse, the lead and the hen harriers

I am a fan of Marks and Spencer (M&S) – but maybe that is going to change.  I am signed up to their email newsletter (which only yesterday was telling me about offers on champagne and lingerie – how sadly they misread my lifestyle!), I tend to seek out their stores in London to buy…

Bird Fair 2013 – Day 3

Heroes and villains? People-watching is very interesting at the Bird Fair – it’s almost as much fun as birdwatching.  I spotted four people at the Bird Fair over the weekend whom I regard as heroes – and none was wearing a VIP badge. Ian Newton: Professor Ian Newton OBE, FRS, FRSE is the leading British…