Derek Hughes is a retired GP, living in semi-rural Leicestershire to which he moved to be involved in his two granddaughter’s upbringing. He has written all his life and is a member of The Poetry Society’s South Leicestershire Stanza. He’s been placed several times in competitions and was delighted to win First Prize in the Magma short poetry competition in 2019. A lot of his writing is quirky and/or ‘Nature’ based. He enjoys many recent poets and of the earlier ones John Clare has been a particular friend. He is always delighted to see and hear yellowhammers.