Carry on Red Admiral

When I was a wee Sandman in training I remember going to a Butterfly farm, imaginatively named Butterfly World.

For some reason the life cycle of the Butterfly was  always a source of fascination to me as a nipper; the transformation from a wriggly little  Caterpillar to the majestic beauty of the Butterfly struck a cord with me. It represented a real life version of the Ugly Duckling story I guess and as such I have always had a soft spot for the humble Butterfly, which may well explain why I find the hobby of collecting and displaying Butterflies distasteful. In my writing it is a short hand something not quite right….


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