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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:22

Despite the very frosty start to the day I have finally managed to get the pressure washer out and give our Keswick green Land Rover Defender 110 County a good clean.


Tuesday, 23 November 2010 14:28

After many busy weeks it has finally got to a stage where I just have to clean our Land Rover Defender 110 County. Despite the mud and clay I still think the vehicle looks awesome!


Tuesday, 23 November 2010 07:25

It is somewhat remiss of me to not have included Adam Sumner in the first blog to be published in our Friends section, for without his help and expertise our web presence would not exist.

Monday, 22 November 2010 09:35

In one of our recent videos I visit St James Church in Egerton village near our home in Kent and look at the veteran yew in the church yard. Many people who have walked the Greensand Way will be familiar with this most beautiful building as the path goes through the church grounds before exiting onto The Street in the village.

Monday, 15 November 2010 13:06

A definition for magick is ‘the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will’ and Jeremy Hastings of both Islay Birding and Islay Bushcraft certainly worked some magick with me!

Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:56

Poisonous Plants in Great Britain by Frederick Gillam is a lovely little paperback book with stunning illustrations detailing some of the toxic plants we may encounter in the landscape of the United Kingdom.

Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:16

101 Uses for Stinging Nettles by Piers Warren is an interesting paperback book that I purchased last week from an online retailer.

How much do you know about a plant that most very young children can easily identify?

Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:51

For those of you not aware there is a most excellent website and forum dedicated to bushcraft and the natural environment – Bushcraftliving whose philosophy is to “Keep to the Spirit of the Campfire”. The forum is fun and informative with good moderation from some of larger than life characters on the UK’s bushcraft scene.

Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:38

There has been an excellent broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon about a village near our home. Pluckley is reputed to be the most haunted village in the Britain and have know of many folk that have seen things that are unusual!

Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:33

Whilst researching ancient yew trees I stumbled on a fantastic webpage 50 Most Beautiful Trees Photography I particularly like the monochrome photographs – for me these really seem to capture the true essence and being of the trees. This really reminds me to read through the manual for my Canon EOS 40D, although easier help is on hand as we are planning a bushcraft and wildlife photography course for 2011:-

  • Wildlife Photography
    Discover how to get the best from your camera with practical and technical advice from a professional photographer.

This is listed on our Courses page

I’m looking forward to being the student on this one!