The Smile of the Mezza Luna

Being a flat county, Norfolk has huge, expansive skies. In the daytime, they are expressive, with scudding clouds and ever-changing colours, whereas cloudless nights are full of stars or flood-lit by a full moon. My favourite moon is the one that looks like a smile, beaming down on me: the mezza luna. tides tumble on […]

Welcome Back

I read recently that Britain’s largest bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle, is back in England after 240 years; it’s hard to believe that they were once a common sight here in southern England, as they were hunted to extinction. Apparently, the last one seen was in 1780 at Culver Cliff on the Isle of […]