Tonight I was featured on the Slovak national channel Markiza’s evening news regarding the Queen’s 63rd year of reign and my writing. I was happy how my segment turned out – I’ve had some bad experiences with Slovak media due to their mistranslation of already bad British media coverage of the Nat Geo Preppers UK programme, particularly the Daily Mail. This time I was quite pleased 🙂
For those wanting to watch the 2 minute segment, click the link and then go down the page, in the middle under the multi-coloured arrow things, to where it says ‘Obsah Videa‘. There’s a list of segments, with arrow in circle bullet points beneath this, and mine is second from bottom, ‘Hrdy Anglican‘.
The new Bushcraft Magazine article is featured (Leshy – Guardian of the Forest).
This video is in honour of the greatest ever monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
On September 9th 2015 Her Majesty will have reigned for 63 years and therefore be the longest reigning British Monarch.
I am proud to have been born and raised under Her reign and am proud that wherever I go in the world I know I am British and Her loyal subject.
Long may she reign!
I took this photo of the cloud layer yesterday as we flew back to Rzeszow, Poland via Ryanair. Frost on the window caused pixellation. Flying is no longer fun and seat space is cramped (plus you cant smoke). I much prefer driving back across Europe to the UK as there’s a huge emotional surge as I see the White Cliffs of Dover from the ferry. Arriving at night at East Midlands airport just isn’t the same.
After months of bleak grey, it was very therapeutic to sit in my father’s living room and look out the window onto a beautiful Lincolnshire sunset. There’s something about England… I could sit for hours and just watch the sun go down. I think that as I’m getting older, I’m beginning to understand the benefits of culture and civility offered by middle-England. It’s a much slower pace and there are no ‘wilds’ but perhaps after almost two decades of that, I’ve had my fill….
A flock of goldfinches (Cardeulis cardeulis) were stripping the berries in my father’s garden. Ordinarily a very brightly coloured bird, a heavy overcast managed to subdue their colouring almost completely.
Just had a flying visit out to the UK as my grandmother’s not particularly well. Whilst out there, my brother took us to Laughton Forest, which is a Forestry Commission training ground in Lincolnshire. There’s such a difference between Carpathian and English forest but I enjoyed the park-like aspect of English woodland – plus there are no large beasties to worry about. Judging by the horse shoe tracks, the paths are well used as bridleways.