We drove across yesterday from Lower Slaughter, via Hill House, to Frampton on Severn. In the evening, we drove along the peninsula defined by the river to what turned out to be an old Roman fording site, at the end of a long tell-tale straight road. We were headed to The Old Passage Inn, which was delightful, but first took a walk along the river bank.
Today, we headed across to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, where I was due to give a talk as part of a ‘Let’s Write A Different Story’; session organised by WWF (sic). I was invited as a WWF-UK Ambassador, speaking alongside Maria Dyson (Legacy Support Manager at WWF-UK), Emma Keller (WWF-UK’s Head of Food Commodities) and Lauren Wiseman (Environmental Manager, WWF UK).
Only face I really knew in the audience was Andrew Kerr, Chairman of the Sustainable Eel Group, who I had invited along because he lives nearby. The session went very well indeed, with our various presentations linking together very nicely – and the Q&A period could have gone on a lot longer.
As we walked around the wetlands later , we got lots of nice comments from WWF-UK supporters who had taken part. Then back to London, via a ferocious jam around a pile-up on the M4. A reminder, if any were needed, of just how lucky that I need to drive so little.