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Butterflies, Bees and Goat Willow Trees…

Welcome to Waterland base camp.  This is where we moor Grey Goose III and, in the finest naval tradition, we will be spending the day bringing provisions and supplies aboard so she will be ready to embark on many voyages on the Norfolk Broads this year.  On arrival we are greeted by a friendly Robin, who’s song is full of the promise of Spring.  Under blue skies and a warm sun we are encouraged to get everything loaded as soon as […]

Under the Stars and Dreaming

1981, Cheam, Surrey… “Dad”  I whisper… “Dad!!” I repeat more urgently after a few seconds of silence… “Yes, what?” ‘Tracy next door is staring at us through their bathroom window!‘  I explain, stifling a giggle. “I know” he quietly replies – and I catch a glint in his eyes as he looks towards me and adds  ‘pretend you didn’t notice, she’s just trying to work out what we’re doing…‘ I turn away from the figure of our neighbour’s daughter, standing on […]