"Thought for today:
" Although I have never stood on top of the Alps and had such a magnificent view, I can well imagine the feeling of 'being completely lost' from the rest of civilization one must have. There are so few things on this earth that seeing alone for the first time can make one momentarily believe that they are in heaven. I guess that this sight from the top of the Alps would be one such experience. Another such magnificent sight viewed would be the one my dear friend, Robert Swan saw, when as the first person ever to travel to both the North and South Poles, he shared the beauty of Antarctica alongside a polar bear in the late 1980's. He twice read one of my books to children in a Huddersfield school and even appeared for me as part of a a double act with another good friend of mine; the late Anita Roddick for the publication ofmy book 'Our World.'" William Forde: February 15th, 2013.