Magic Mountains

Posted: March 26th, 2021

WE’VE JUST HAD the coldest weather in the UK in 25 years, with even some stretches of the Thames freezing. Many of us who grew up in the 1960s didn’t have central heating and this meant frozen and leaking pipes. So for those of my generation nothing beats viewing snow from the comfort of a warm house, enjoying the frenzy at the bird feeder as the sparrows and tits dip in and out until the robin chases them away. Then off he flies and it all starts again, while the blackbird, too big for the feeder, waits patiently underneath for his share.

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