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The Greatest Love of All

Issue 6 of On The Couch (Feb 2022) included my feature on my experiences with Whitney Houston, and why one particular song means so much to me.

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A nation of dog lovers?

Issue 40 of Edition Dog (January 2022) features my article that highlights the awful treatment of dogs in the name of medical research.

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People power

Issue 4 of On The Couch (November 2021) featured my article on the need to protect our green spaces and showing how it can be achieved by looking at the successful campaign to protect Mannings Pit in Barnstaple.

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Issue 36 of Edition Dog (September 2021) featured my article on the hot topic of the moment – Pen Farthing and his mission to safely get his staff and animals out of Afghanistan. He was ridiculed in the media and this raised the debate of ‘pets before people’.

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Issue 3 of On the Couch (September 2021) featured my article that questioned the environmental benefits of ‘going green’ when it comes to gardening.

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Hirsute hogs

The September 2020 edition of Country Smallholding included my feature on the Mangalitza.

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Return of the stork

I think most of us have missed the freedom to travel over the past 16 months.

Marc and I would have usually attended several dog shows, including those on the continent, during this time. Aside from seeing new faces (and completely different breeds of dog) I particularly enjoy visiting new places.

One of our favourite European destinations is Holland.

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Issue 34 of Edition Dog (July 2021) featured my article about why pet owners should be worried about the recent rise in vegan diets.

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GSDs of yesteryear

I encountered a German Shepherd ‘meet’ over Hankley Common (Surrey) last weekend. It’s always an impressive sight, seeing such a large number of the same breed running around and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

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I was given the opportunity to write for leading American magazine Hobby Farms as part of their 20th Anniversary edition in July 2021. It featured an array of breeds suitable for the smallholder.

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