I am pleased to be writing this editions letter, as I gaze through my window at what is a lovely spring day. The sun is shining, birds are singing and flowers begin to bloom and dance in the breeze. For several moments my trials and tribulations are lifted from conscious awareness and my thoughts drift into a daydream as I follow a starling happily bob along the fence; he himself at one with the environment.

Suddenly his world is shattered by one of my se