Wednesday, 20 March 2013

My Cumberland News Article...

I was asked to be interviewed for an article in the Cumberland News after doing one regarding a Cumbrian Aurora display last spring. The focus was on my experiences with wildlife in Cumbria and also with my work up on Mull. From my experiences the majority of people take some interest in the natural world and what a great subject for the Cumberland News.

The first thing that stands out is the irrelevant main headline...'Im not looking for love, nature is everything to me'...wtf. I dont know the reasoning behind the decision by the title editor? Was it because I slagged off the tv show 'The only way is Essex' in the write-up and the editor is a fanatic of the show? Did he dislike birds of prey or wildlife in general? Or maybe he was on a poor run of form on Solitaire or Minesweeper in his office and had the grumpies? Or does he just hate his life?...who knows...he wont read this...and if he does oh well it will help my blog traffic so cheers for that!
I was trying to fob off the question on romance and love because lets be honest no one wants to read about that crap, its everywhere...back fired a bit as it ended up been the main title wahay!
It could of been worse...Just think what would the Daily Mail have said about me!?...probably something to do with a cull...that meteorite not struck yet eh?

Anyway the interview and content itself was done by reporter Roger Lytollis and was a fantastic write-up. A good balance of a bit of everything from Mull, SLS to Cumbria. I wont go through everything just buy the paper its 90p, out all week...or you could just click on the print screen below, download it and zoom in.

Just to correct a couple of things...Snakes in the snow was mentioned and obviously I wasn't looking for them in solid snow but the week before during the high pressure spell. 
Also when I was moaning about people watching TV I didn't mean in general I meant those young personalities which would be watching desperate z-list celebs on one channel when a natural history show could be on the other channel showing killer whales mugging a grey whale.
When it mentioned my friends preferring to do other things (Ibiza) that is not entirely true, a lot of my friends come out with me in the field doing different things from walking, wildlife watching to photography. Some of my friends have visited me on Mull as well. At the end it mentioned Icelands Orca and Killer whales when I said Aurora and Killer whales but I was probably mumbling as usual and it sounded like Orca. 

Sea Life Surveys got good publicity from it as well as the paper is sold all week and all around the region. The whole article was good for my profile thanks Roger and well done on a great Piece.   

 

9 comments:

  1. Your intro made me laugh mate! Who wants to be headlined as a beastiality loving naturalist.

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  2. Ha thanks Martin glad you enjoyed it :)

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