Wind, Rain and Rainbows

Hector. Enough said. Warnings arrived overnight from friends and family. On BBC Breakfast telly the second top news story was how Storm Hector was going to rip through the UK; airports and bridges were already closing.  We awoke to an almost perfect rainbow; an arc of colour in the sky neatly crossing the valley our…

Reality Bites

Day 5, one sixth of the way. After a night in surprisingly good rooms at Wetherspoons King’s Highway hotel in Inverness we decided to breakfast at a café in Inverness. For some reason cafes serving breakfast don’t open until 8 am. The first café, highly recommended online, told us at 7:58 that they were not…

Old ways, new ways

This is the latest column from Crispin Truman, the CEO of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, in the current edition of The Countryman In last month’s column, I noted Bill Bryson’s important role in our ten-year campaign for a Deposit Return System. So I’m delighted that CPRE is now to be a beneficiary of…