Here, there, everywhere

Knight’s Tombstone

I took this photo recently in the graveyard of Kilmartin Church in the Scottish Highlands, where several of the Knights Templar are said to be buried.

This Land

Turn the sound up on your computer and watch a preposterous presidential rendition of the famous American song This Land

Peacock Visits Pineapple

I took this photo today at the Dunmore Pineapple in Scotland. I was visiting it for my forthcoming radio programme about pineapples. It’s a folly, dreamt up by an 18th century earl. The real pineapple on the lawn was placed…

Wells Cathedral clock

I’ve just been recording interviews in Wells Somerset. And I managed a trip to the cathedral to see the famous Wells clock. Made in 1390, it’s still working. Every quarter hour, a bunch of jousting knights whizz around the top.…

The Long-Nosed Potoroo

I recently came face-to-face with a Long-Nosed Potoroo in London Zoo and rather took to it. The Long-Nosed Potoroo lives in Tasmania and it’s nocturnal. It was the first Australian animal to be officially described (in 1789). And it’s sometimes…