Wednesday, 15 March 2017

'The Yellow Bellies of Lincolnshire' poem published by The Lincolnite

My poem has been published by The Lincolnite media website on the 14 March 2017. If any media would like to read my article about the dominance of rapeseed with a view to publishing it, please private message me at my twitter account,

Monday, 27 February 2017

Louth canal wildlife haven under threat from development, Louth, Lincolnshire

Wildlife on the south bank of Louth canal near to the Town Lock is under threat from development. 
More to follow.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Escape into the Wild with Jimmy Doherty ( from Jimmy and Jamie's feast )

About last night's 'Escape into the Wild' with Jimmy Doherty ( from Food Unwrapped and Jimmy and Jamie Oliver ). I have big problems over the point raised by Jimmy about the lack of stunning pig that was about to be slaughtered for the meal table. Jimmy raised a moral issue over this and expressed this to camera after the slaughter of a pig on the Indonesian Island featured in this programme.
From what I could gather each pig on that island had a name that it responded to, interacted with other pigs, with humans and with the fabulous landscape it was living in, running freely for every day of their lives.
So what is better - penned up pigs in our country that can't move properly but GET stunned at the end of their very short lives, or pigs that have a fabulous life but don't get stunned just before slaughter therefore endure more of the pain that goes with dying ie, about 1-2 minutes of pure pain. Am sure the conditions of Jimmy's own pig farm are very good but to focus on the issue of whether a pig gets stunned before slaughter seemed abit irrelevant on this island. I have seen plenty of footage of slaughter houses in this country and not all animals get adequately stunned. I have also been in pig farms and although the ones I have visited are not awful they still don't represent a good quality of life for a pig.
So what's more important, Jimmy, the life or the death of an animal ???

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

N/105/02391/16 planning application Louth ; Story covered in Louth Leader ; Save our wildlife along Louth canal

Louth canal flooded in 2007
To object to the planning application of 5 large houses close to Louth canal please email
Please quote the planning reference number N/105/02391/16

Update : 18 Jan. I know that on the other plot to the west side of the plot that I have mentioned there is a proposal for 2 houses as I spoke to the agent yesterday. There was even a wildlife expert on hand examining the land.  It would be nice and a good idea if both plots could be bought by the East District Lindsey Council and created into a public park. There are a lack of green spaces in Louth as so many houses are being built everywhere. Where are children to play football ?
Update : Letter received on the 8th Feb stating that the application of 5 dwellings has been withdrawn. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

My visit to Victoria Beckham Dover Street shop written on Christmas Day 2016

My visit to Victoria Beckham Dover Street shop by Jane Air written on Christmas Day ( my only day off )
It was a cold rainy grey October day and I had an hour to kill before collecting my boyfriend from work on the next parallel street to Dover street somewhere overlooking the back end of Victoria Beckham's flagship store. 
Dover street has a calm and quiet feel to it compared to the bustling thoroughfare of Mayfair's main road despite being an offshoot from it.
I needed to get out of the heavy rain and when I arrived at Victoria Beckham's shop the door didn't open. Then the doorman / security guard spotted me and stepped onto a button on the floor. The huge looming grey door sprung open to the side and I jumped into the shop before the door sprung back again in 'panic room' style.
The shop itself is cavernous and airy. I was the only customer in the shop. The staff were friendly and attentive towards me. I asked to see if there were any ostrich, alligator or crocodile bags on sale as I could only see python skinned bags on display.
I was told that 'exotic skins and furs' were not all out on display because of trouble with Peta. The staff informed me that Peta were an animal rights organization.
I saunted upstairs on my own, past the only piece of furniture in the shop that is similar in shape to a coffin, had a look around the spaciousness that was in between the rails of clothes that are hanging on what look like giant meat hooks, a rather unusual style statement from Victoria Beckham, came back downstairs, past a huge candle placed on a step delivering smells of deliciousness and rejoined the staff who were now ready to take me seriously and sell me an exotic skin bag.
Anyway, long story cut short, there is a black ostrich skin bag called 'Victoria' for sale for around £ 9, 000, an black alligator bucket style bag for around £8, 000 and a crocodile hexagonal bag on a chain for around £9, 000. These bags were under the counter or hidden away from the main room.
There was a giant amethyst rock crystal to the back of the shop which could rival the size of crystals that I had seen that morning at the Natural History museum. Amethyst promotes peace and balance and increases psychic abilities and it is a stone that I need to use alot of.
Back outside and the rain was still coming down in bucket loads, nothing changes.