Birdwatch Magazine Birders’ Choice Book of the Year 2019

I have been well aware, for a long time now, that I am not going to win any literary awards for Bird Therapy. I accept that as a 'work' it is flawed, but as a tool it has helped a lot of people; and over time, as my priorities have altered, I have accepted that … Continue reading Birdwatch Magazine Birders’ Choice Book of the Year 2019

My Bird Therapy teaching pack is now available – please share

Some time ago, I agreed to work with an external organisation to develop and produce a Bird Therapy teaching resource. I had been working on it for a while and was struggling to find the time and the level of polish I felt it deserved; both of which, the organisation was set to assist me … Continue reading My Bird Therapy teaching pack is now available – please share

Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

Joanna Cannon, author of Breaking and Mending has written a blog for Waterstones with her top 5 reads of 2019; and she's only bloody picked Bird Therapy as one of them! I'm proper buzzing. She says this kind and clever yellow book is filled with practical advice, as well as Joe’s own story. A perfect … Continue reading Joanna Cannon’s top 5 reads of 2019

A yew full of thrushes

People say "keep walking" and "walk it off," which in principle, is a lovely idea. Except, when the pain is an all-day occurrence and feels like a tooth root being tweaked by a dentist, in your leg, permanently; it can be hard to listen to any sound advice. She doesn't know about the pain. Daddy … Continue reading A yew full of thrushes

Nap-time, a sodden pushchair and over a thousand Starlings

You can tell when she is tired. She starts to suck her thumb more vigorously and strokes her ear lobe, plus her eyelids look noticeably heavy. She has been tired for half an hour now, in-fact, she is overtired and fighting her bodies natural urge to sleep. Every time she is laid down on the … Continue reading Nap-time, a sodden pushchair and over a thousand Starlings