October

Cover Story: Fabulous Frieda

The crane attraction

The red-crowned crane is an extraordinary sight in full flight

 
The red-crowned crane is an extraordinary sight in full flight
Autumn is a season of change.  In the natural world that means changes to the landscape, especially in the form of trees taking on new colours before in many cases shedding their leaves, and also change for the wildlife that inhabits it.

Saddled with success

Annie Belton pictured with dressage superstar Eric.

Annie Belton pictured with dressage superstar Eric.

The dancing horses of the Spanish riding school in Vienna enjoy the best of British thanks to a Shropshire couple and their business.

A jammy job

Darren Marsh and Tess Slater enjoy a joke at work

 

Darren Marsh and Tess Slater enjoy a joke at work
They’ve been crowned world’s best marmalade makers. It’s a serious achievement by Darren Marsh and Tess Slater, but they like a joke, too.

Henna foils rivals

Henna Raiyat with one of her many trophies

 

Henna Raiyat with one of her many trophies
Henna Raiyat was six years old when she was captivated by the film Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley.