From Tony Thain:
Once we were outside I was able to take a few photos, although the rain had appeared on cue. I was particularly touched by the discrete plaque that had been placed in Tonia's honour and that both Kilchoan and Achnaha had been remembered. No doubt the observant reader will have noticed that our surname has been mis-spelt, although I have been assured that this will be rectified straight away.
If anyone is in the vicinity of Tiggywinkles at Haddenham, it is well worth a visit, as they do not concentrate solely on hedgehogs, but any wildlife that has been found injured. During my visit I saw badgers, foxes, four species of deer, red kites, owls, water fowl and of course hedgehogs, although most were asleep, being nocturnal.
I came away with many tips and information about caring for hedgehogs, but most importantly I had felt very close to Tonia during the visit, as this was her passion.
On returning to The Old Dairy I found that a young hedgehog had taken up residence in the generator shed. Bert, as he is now named, was underweight, so he's been taken into the "wash-up" to be fed and hopefully released before the really cold weather sets in; if not he will be in residence until the spring.
So it seems that it has been decided for me that I will be continuing to look after hedgehogs.