A sentimental gift from a quiet and thoughtful man

This morning, my grandad gifted me his first childhood bird book, which his father bought him; British Birds by Kirkman and Jourdain, possibly a 1944 edition. For anyone that has read Bird Therapy, my Grandad is the person that sparked my interest in (and now passion for) birdwatching. For him to give to me, the … Continue reading A sentimental gift from a quiet and thoughtful man

Making some (climate) changes

Becoming a parent changes your perspective on most things and one that has been profound for me is the way I feel about the impacts of climate change. I'm not going to lie, up until a year or so ago, I hadn't read up enough about it to fully understand its significance and therefore, whilst … Continue reading Making some (climate) changes

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

The art of noticing

One of the core ethos's of Bird Therapy is to take notice and chapter three of the book is focused around this idea and that if we slow down and take notice of the everyday beauty around us, then many benefits may be unlocked. From feeling more connected to our world, to feeling more connected … Continue reading The art of noticing