I have grown to love terns, there is a pond nature reserve near my house and it is often the only place i can cope with going when i am up to going out, but only just, as it is only a few minutes away in the car and a short walk to the water’s edge. When i get to the bench, there is always seems to be an arctic tern or two flying over the water, back and forth and they are so fascinating to watch: so elegant and graceful yet sharp and precise. Just to see them helps to take me out of my body, to relax me, help me to breathe more calmly, deeply and feel a sense of peace.

So for my first attempt at making my own stamp, i chose a tern. I will put it into my bird book!