Hunter gatherer style is for me but is it for everyone who loves the sport? One day into my 2018 shooting season and the question of keeping what you shoot or over-shooting has come up on numerous occasions. Coming from a farm shoot where you might shoot a bag of forty mixed game is interesting … Continue reading Field to Fork – Should you eat what you shoot?
A lost generation is seemingly what we have in our teenagers. More focused on tablets, iPhones, TVs and computer games. I, for one, want to make sure this doesn’t happen to my children and would rather they had a childhood of mud and the great outdoors. At least give them the opportunities to explore the … Continue reading Nature needs a future – it’s up to us
If I had a pound for ever person that said “Scotland’s always cold and wet”, I’d be a millionaire. It’s marmite. Some people love it, some people hate it. Why hate it? The list invariably starts with midges then goes on to - cold, wet, windy, lonely, dull, barren and the fact that it takes … Continue reading Imagine the moon with epic beaches
The greatest time of day when most are asleep and the countryside is calm. A cool mist covers the tree tops blocking a view of Gods own county. Let your imagination run wild.
There's not a lot to say on the subject in question. Simply put, there is nothing better than spending time with you family. A weekend's fishing with my boy was amazing. I just hope that he learns to love the Countryside like I do.
It's easy to imagine having children and saying "they will be feral and love the great outdoors!" It won't naturally happen. You have to at least give them a fighting chance to love the great outdoors and become the feral mud splattered children you hope for. The ones that choose tackle box over x-box. We … Continue reading A Countryside Childhood – Life on the water’s edge
She said "just one more photo"... In an attempt to show support for my wife's passion in photography, I graciously agreed to a three day stint at Badminton Horse Trials. This was payback for all the fishing and shooting that I do and she, in this moment, holds that against me! Being honest, this is … Continue reading Photography Widower – She said “Just one more photo”…
Never pay attention to the weather forecast. Inevitably we did, and with trust in the forecast came a wasted morning. Gym sessions and baby soft play are definitely suited to rainy days not glorious Sunday mornings. With great haste we packed up and headed north. A short fifty miles, a swift left turn and entry … Continue reading Fishing, Friends & Family – A Yorkshire Sunday
The anticipation was killing me. Knowing what lay ahead was filling me with pure elation. The only thing standing in my way was a four hundred and thirty nine mile drive. An arduous journey of endless cats eyes, concrete, potholes and empty packets of Haribo. Travel sweets are usually shared but on this occasion my … Continue reading Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Escape to the Highlands
As travel blogging is new to me, my initial thought was to write down everything that happened on a daily basis. What did we do, where did we go, what we ate etc. It became apparent that when reading through what I wrote, it was boring. I’m sure that millions of bloggers and writers have … Continue reading Unseen Italy – Behind the Scenes