Beefayre.

Good Morning all.  Hope you are well. Now, it is no secret that I love my smellies. I find them a great way to relax and they help me practice self care. This is something that I think is really important, especially today. We are under so much pressure in our lives, to perform well [...]

Plastic Free July.

We're now a week into July, whether the weather agrees is a different matter. And with the start of the seventh month of the year comes a new challenge. No, it is not maintaining social distancing in a pub - but trying to make this month a plastic free month. Now I am going to [...]

The Blackbird.

Hello everyone. Hope you are well. Keep plodding on. We'll get there eventually and help each other out in whatever way you can. Since returning to work, I have been struggling for ideas and finding the time to write up these posts, which I love to create. I would never think that I would enjoy [...]

Nature and Folklore

Hello there and welcome to a new series on Foxglove and Bee; Nature and Folklore! Each 'episode' will look at a particular species in nature and the folklore surrounding them and their significance throughout the years. In this episode, I shall be looking at Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Hawthorn. Hawthorn in Folklore. Hawthorn is one of [...]

Nature and Art; An interview with Louise Condon, the Ceramic Botanist.

Hello again. Firstly I would like to say a massive hello and thank you to new followers to this blog. Your presence gives me a great big smile and makes all the work so worth it! This week's interview in my 'Nature and Art' series is with the amazingly talented Louise Condon aka, the Ceramic [...]