- TONY'S MEMOIRS -Memories over the last 33 years
– A collection of short stories –
Tony is a passionate writer as well as an active conservationist. He is currently working on a number of books and we are delighted to be able to share a few stories from them.
In April 2018, we drove to Cairngorm National Park and spent a ten-day break watching birds, animals and admiring fabulous views. Here is the detailed account of that wonderful trip to Scotland. We drove 2018 miles. We set off from Cornwall at a not unreasonable time....
Late on a fine Monday afternoon, I was still in the office, when I received a phone call to ask if I would take on a Peahen. The call was from a client who lives further west in Cornwall about 40 minutes from us. Cherry suggested I went straight away as she had an...
When I was very young, well before my teens, my family used to holiday in a static caravan sited at a tiny fishing village called Beesands in the South Hams of Devonshire. At the time my family; mother, father, sister, and I were living in Sussex and we used to leave very soon after midnight to arrive in Devon early. Beesands, which used to live entirely from the sales of crab, was a tiny bay with a huge lighthouse at the western end.
In August 2006 friends of ours who live in the New Forest brought us a young male blind fox.
They had looked after it for some months but had no permanent long-term home for the cub.
A study of animal behaviour often helps in solving problems with captive and rescue animals. It is important to stimulate a behaviour pattern rather than to try to directly cure a symptom. Such an example was that of a sick Macaw.
Cherry phoned me on morning
“Listen to this” she demanded. “Two trout lakes, its own river frontage, an old Mill”. “Where”? I asked. We had been looking for a home in a more rural area than where we were temporarily living in our first year together.
“Find out as much as you can and ring me back, sounds very interesting.”