This land is your land …

A walk in the country last week was rather spoiled when a farmer owner told us off for walking on or near her land. She said there was a lot of rural crime and she should report us to the police for rambling around the countryside and following English Heritage maps.

We explained we took the advice of one of her farmhands and walked around her estate … but we also suggested she sign post what belonged to her to avoid any confusion should people inadvertently stray on to her land.

It all ended very amicably and we would normally have shaken hands but the global health scare makes such social gestures inadvisable.

Anyway, she gave me a title for a new novel (Entitlement) and encouraged me to listen to this again … Here are Woody’s (5 million views) and Bruce’s (six) versions …. one of the best songs ever written …