Our veranda looks out over a handful of crops farmed by the neighbours. Beyond that it’s semi jungle before a hill swoops up behind. It’s a very green place.

The morning chorus is pretty wild. Birds of many varieties sing their song; parrots, kites, roller birds, kingfishers, mynas, sparrows; too many to list.

I feel huge gratitude for this daily blessing. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. One of nature’s best soundtracks.