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And it’s still raining! Never mind, join me for a bit of fun with water birds, a wooden cat, a surprising find in an auction room, and news of my latest novel. It’s an exciting world, up here in Cumbria!

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Maybe Autumn’s not so bad after all.


29/9/22 Steve’s Wild Kitchen

In Hanging on to Summer a couple of weeks ago in the nature blog, I mentioned that stuffed marrow was on the menu. The recipe is now available in Steve’s Wild Kitchen Also, it’s Halloween soon, and the recipe works equally well for stuffed pumpkins (I’ve added notes to the recipe).


I have just created a group on facebook for Retro, Vintage and Antique Collectors. Its main aim is to provide articles and resources on a wide variety of topics such as








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Settle back and read previews of all my books by clicking on Steve’s Books above.

For those of you with an interest in natural history, I also run a facebook group for professional and amateur naturalists. We have over 1,000 members from absolute beginners to specialists in virtually every field of study. You’re welcome to join us.

If you are interested in visiting the island of Crete (when conditions allow), and you’re interested in more than just sun, sea and sand, I have constructed an Interactive Walking and Nature Map to help you to plan and enjoy your visit.

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