Game Fair 1

This year the Game Fair is in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. The Game Fair could keep a blogger going for  full year, but let me tell you about some sensible people I met today. Today, Saturday, is ‘Conservation’ Saturday apparently.  I noticed that there was a talk about rivers but it was as much…

It’s the society stupid!

Last week I was early, I’m always early, for my interview with Martha Kearney on the World at One and so I watched a protest march set off from outside the BBC near Oxford Circus. There were firefighters and teachers from the NUT.  I recognised the strains of Billy Bragg’s rendition of The Internationale playing…

Buzzing

Did you watch Hive Alive last night. I started watching it just because I know quite a few of the people involved in making it  – Chris Packham, Martha Kearney, Stephen Moss and Brett Westwood.  But then I found myself enjoying it! And then I was hooked. A cut above most wildlife programmes. A great…

Eats, shoots and leaves – Owen Paterson

When the news of Owen Paterson’s sacking from the Cabinet was announced there was great cheering above and below ground by badgers and friends of badgers alike.  It’s unseemly to take pleasure in another’s misfortune but… His term of office at Defra was short and undistinguished – 22 months dominated by floods (where he spoke…