The sound that first came to mind was crashing waves. I always go straight to Cornwall! Thinking about what sounds really drew me to my childhood, and it was definitely the fact that I loved playing on the beach and being on the beach whenever I could. So the sound of the waves crashing is something that I love.
The second one was the sound of the red kite calling, and that’s something that’s much more relevant to me now that I live in the Chilterns. It’s probably been most relevant to me in this lockdown period as well because now the airspace is really quiet, you can hear these red kites circling overhead so clearly. And it’s extra special as Logan, our little 2-year-old, picks that up as a call he can recognise, and he can hear it and say “Oh there’s a red kite”. So I can see it starts to develop his appreciation of the outdoors through that sound, which is amazing.
The sound of leaves crunching is another one that’s really current now, and it’s something that both young and old can enjoy. We can all go for a walk and hear your feet crunching through the leaves, and it’s like a fully sensory experience at this time of year when the leaves start to fall and you can hear that crunch which is so familiar.