I grew up in rural England where being 'outside' was what there was to do. My birthday gift was always a bird book....chicken or egg, who knows? Then a move to Tanzania as a young teacher re-ignited a passion for wildlife that has never faded. The addiction is to personal encounters with nature and to endless learning about wild places and things, about how to find simplicity and how to tell stories. A constant beginner, but that's the fun of it.