A sense of place, to me, means being comfortable and happy to be where you are. And who you are. It is the exact opposite of being ‘out of place’.

Apart from when I am in my own home, my sense of belonging is never greater than when I am in Meru National Park, in Kenya, the heart of the Born Free story, where Elsa the lioness, whose spirit still inspires so many of us to this day, lived and died. Her unique life, which she shared with George and Joy Adamson, proved that a relationship of trust and affection could be established between lion and human. Not one of domination, but one of respect ...


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