This past week has been truly glorious. Spending even just 10 minutes in the sun does wonders for me. Listening to the birds singing and the gentle breeze through the newly emerged vibrant green shoots. Whilst this warm spell is set to end next week, the brief interlude between the gloomy and cold weather has [...]
It is June and we are now past midsummer. The days are warm and balmy and the nights are fragrant and refreshing. Hedgerows are alive with bees, butterflies and other insects busy about their business and newly fledged birds pester their parents for food. Elderflower is a staple of the British country hedgerow, and is [...]
Poetry Mondays; Life Can Be The Sunshine by Erin Hanson
https://videopress.com/v/Yc4m2hes?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true Life can be the Sunshine. Life can be the sunshine, On peaceful days with bright blue skies, Or life can be the raindrops, That fall like tears squeezed from you eyes, Life can be the heaven, That you'll only reach through hell, Since you won't know that you're happy, If you've not been sad [...]
In case you haven't heard - the clocks have gone forward 1 hour. That means lighter days ahead (literally and hopefully figuratively). To me, this is fabulous news. Longer evenings make me feel like I can be more productive - I will be less likely to want to curl up and call it a day [...]
Poetry Mondays – On a Lane In Spring by John Clare
On a Lane in Spring. A Little Lane, the brook runs close besideAnd spangles in the sunshine while the fish glide swiftly byAnd hedges leafing with the green spring tideFrom out their greenery the old birds flyAnd chirp and whistle in the morning sunThe pilewort glitters ‘neath the pale blue skyThe little robin has [...]
Image from canva.com I'm writing this on a chilly Saturday afternoon. While I was waiting for the tea in the teapot to brew, I was thinking of everything that is and has been going on. Probably not the best thing to be doing on a Saturday afternoon, but I couldn't help but think about all [...]
The Wildlife Trusts “30 days wild” challenge: Week Four!
Hello one and all. So we have finally reached the end of another year of the 30 days wild challenge. I swear June vanished in the blink of an eye! Grab a cup of tea, coffee, prosecco - whatever you like, sit back and have a look at what I got up to in the [...]
The Wildlife Trusts “30 days wild” challenge: Week Three!
Well hello there! Welcome back to another round up of my week during the Wildlife Trusts 30 days wild challenge! We are now more than half way through this challenge - can you believe it? I certainly can't - it's flying by! Sadly, with returning to work this week, I have not been able to [...]