Welcome to this blog. Thank you for visiting. Please look around and make yourself at home. If you’re a regular visitor, thank you for staying with me. I greatly value your company.

I’m married to Wendy and we’re retired, living in West Sussex, close to the glorious South Downs. We have four grandchildren.

As you will see, I love the English countryside during the four seasons, plants and gardens. birds, poetry, classical music and above all my Christian faith. As two special seasonal interests I also enjoy watching cricket and rugby.

Where have we been so far?

We’ve listened for the elusive cuckoo, risen early to hear the dawn chorus,  watched the clouds and visited Gilbert White’s Selbourne.

We have shared the life of our local English village and looked into its village church. We’ve also been in wild places, beside quiet rivers and in our Sussex woods, all seen through the changing seasons from spring to winter, dawn to dusk in our glorious English countryside.

Peace and Tranquillity

The photo of our local South Downs reflects nature’s quiet and often slow pace through the seasons. She’s rarely in a rush. To sit for a while in her company slows us down, restores and quietens our restless 21st century spirits.

— Richard Sutton

If you would like to understand what I mean by a ‘Listening Heart’, before looking into the blog, please visit my Listening Begins Here page.

                            Listening Begins Here