Views from Westley Piddle – WEEK #1

Weekly reviews and recommendations

Charities followed

Guide dogs:

Say hello to Fletcher – (GSD / Labrador mix).  Sponsoring a Guide Dog puppy is a great way to help people in need and ensure the welfare of a beautiful dog. Upon sponsorship you will receive frequent updates and photos on training your puppy until it is placed with a companion.


On this great link you can discover all types of cutting-edge music – ambient and metalcore does it for me – and stream complete albums. A great way to listen to music (often the complete album) and support the artists directly through your purchase.


My music choice this week is the Spanish electronic composer Max Corbacho. Cutting edge ambient music and, erh, also a good mate:

Weekly book recommendation

The Shepherd’s Life : A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks

The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive; and caring for the lambs in Spring.

  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN-10: 0141979364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141979366

People I would like to sit down with and have a natter abouts the state of the planet

Ant Middleton – ex-soldier; Antti Rinne – PM of Finland;  Greta Thurnberg – activist; Neil Oliver – historian; Ricky Gervais – writer/comedienne;

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