Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Letter from Sir David Attenborough

    I recently wrote a letter to Sir David Attenborough. I asked him if
    he had ever encountered Atypus affinis - Purse Web Spider.
    I also sent him a collection of my Photographs of the Colonies that
    I have discovered in Brighton.
    It is truly, a great honour and a huge inspiration to have received a
    handwritten reply from Sir David:

    Dear Nik Nimbus,
    Thankyou very much for your most interesting letter.
    I totally agree with you. Spiders are truly fascinating.
    Indeed I have often said - to my children and others -
    that when I stop making films, I will settle down and start to
    study Spiders properly - as you have done and are doing.
    But that day has not yet dawned so now I am quite certain that
    you know much much more about Spiders than I do.
    You were kind enough to send me some of your spectacular pictures -
    and with them a return stamped envelope, for me to return them.
    Did you want them signed? If you do I will gladly do so -
    though I don't deserve to have my name on such good pictures.
    Just let me know.
    Meanwhile, thank you again for letting me see them.
    Best wishes
    David Attenborough
    What an amazing man! He has always been an inspiration and always will be!
    I sent Sir David a Spiders Calendar 2012.
    He very kindly sent me this in return.

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