A meeting of minds

| Jul 4, 2010

A meeting of minds

by C.W. Nicol

In 1958, just before my 18th birthday, I went along on an Inuit hunt for seals in the Canadian Arctic. That was the first time I tasted that rich, dark red — almost black — meat, and it was like nothing else I had ...

Winter warmth, home and away

| Feb 7, 2010

Winter warmth, home and away

by C.W. Nicol

A friend just sent me a satellite photograph taken last month of the whole of Britain blanketed in white, and wrote about the homeless folk dying in extremely cold weather in Poland. Perhaps some people will doubt that global warming is happening at all ...

Clubhouse rooms with a view

| Dec 6, 2009

Clubhouse rooms with a view

by C.W. Nicol

Over the last 22 years we have had many guests visiting our woods up here in the Kurohime hills of Nagano Prefecture. However, their numbers have shot up since we converted our holdings into being The C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust in 2002. Up ...

My key connection

| Sep 6, 2009

My key connection

by C.W. Nicol

It was 1954 and the summer holidays were over. The family had moved a few miles south from Tewkesbury to Cheltenham in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire in the west of England, and I had been transferred from the one town’s boys grammar school ...

My 'honey trap' sauna

| Aug 2, 2009

My 'honey trap' sauna

by C.W. Nicol

In the little woods just behind my house I have a big wooden outdoor bath and a sauna, with lockers beside the sauna door for people to put their towels and clothes in. That may sound great — but since the spring of 2008 ...