A rare Dutch water garden, in the West Country. That oak tree at the bottom is the oldest evergreen oak in England.
Also seen this weekend, but not pictured, were several wild boar piglets rooting around the forest floor – the first time I’ve seen them. Interestingly they have a profound effect on our forests, and improve the ecosystem immensely.
A very cool launch at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich for The Lowest Heaven anthology. It tied in nicely with the fabulous Visions of the Universe exhibition, which had me in a kind of ten-year-old awe. Great to meet loads of new and old faces. Better write-ups here and here. Thanks to Jared and Anne!
Another month, and some more fantastic whiskies tasted – and reported over at the whisky site. The first is a fabulous single malt from Japan – Chichibu The Peated, which is staggering even though it’s only three years old. Another nice Japanese dram was considerably older, a 23 Year Old Hanyu Cask Strength. And from Islay, an intriguing Bruichladdich whisky in which the spirit was aged solely in ex-port casks.