About ten days ago Mide sent a drawing (of a meerkat) to his hero. David Attenborough is known for his amazing nature programmes for the BBC Natural History Unit and I'm sure I'm not the only person with an animal obsessed six year old who loves watching them. So I wrote a letter to say how much we loved them and Mide supplied the drawing and we posted it off. Mide has a couple of very definite ambitions - to go to the Natural History Museum in London to meet Dippy the Diplodocus, to be a paleontologist and to meet David Attenborough. It's so important to have heroes. Someone you believe in and someone you admire. Or simply someone who appeals to you. And yesterday David Attenborough replied to Mide, sending a letter and a photograph. I cannot tell you how much that meant to Mide. And how much it meant to us that he took the time to do that.