Kate Humble spoke passionately and endearingly about her Welsh home and the lifestyle which goes with it at the Kenton on Wednesday. Humble expressed her joy as a child working with animals but that her true appreciation of wildlife and the countryside came when she was 19, having spent a year in Africa where she encountered a very different sort of surrounding and animals.
Her career in nature programmes highlighted to her how ill suited she was to a life in London and after much negotiating she and her husband were able to move to Wye Valley, where Humble soon adopted a whole menagerie of animals. Humble then went on to honorably petitioning for, and eventually buying up, the Welsh Council farms which were to be demolished and turned into housing. Her talk closed with her talking emphatically about her love for David Attenborough and the necessity of outdoor education.