As night fell on my day with David Bradley, David and I visited my friend John Kirtley. 

John is the Falconer.

When I first met John, I (naively) asked him if he liked the film Kes.

And if he knew of David Bradley.

John just stared at me. And lifted his shirt.

Across his chest is a large tattoo.

Of David Bradley.


So imagine this…

I introduce John Kirtley to the boy – now the man – that has been tattooed on his chest for over 10 years.

Dan the photographer/videographer is there too.

As is John’s beautiful Kestrel.

The sun starts to set and we all walk slowly to the woods by John’s Falconry.

And this happens:

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