Hello and happy Tuesday! Today marks the start of the working year for many of us. I just wanted to say that it is a fresh start and hopefully there will be some exciting times ahead. I have bought some seeds for the garden in anticipation of the spring and the lighter days ahead. Have [...]
Mental Health Awareness Week; A Focus on Nature.
This month included Mental Health Awareness week. I read the entry on the Mental Health Foundation website by the Chief Executive Mark Rowland. I was struck by the honesty and the power nature has. No wonder it was the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week this year of all years. You may be wondering why [...]
Sustainable Swaps – Wild Deodorant.
Hello everyone! How are we all doing? Hope you are all ok. I am aware that a lot of us are conscious of how much waste we produce, unintentionally. Many people have set up their own businesses that have grown dramatically in popularity in recent times as people want to actively make changes to their [...]
Poetry Mondays – To Daffodils by Robert Herrick
To Daffodils Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attain’d his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the evensong; And, having prayed together, we Will go with you along. We have short time to stay, as [...]
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 [...]
Poetry Mondays – ‘Hope’ by Emily Dickinson.
Image from canva.com Hope. “Hope” is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all And sweetest in the Gale is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm I’ve [...]
The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Image from canva.com The Year. What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light, We lie down weeping with the night. [...]
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Image from canva.com MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! I hope you are all well and are taking care of yourself. This is possibly one of the strangest Christmases we'll ever have (hopefully anyway). Whatever you may be doing, cherish the little things and look forward to brighter days ahead. Thank you for all of your support so far [...]
Hello everyone. Sorry for the silence; I have had a busy week with work and university, but I am starting to wind down for Christmas - finally! What a tumultuous week it has been?! I am thinking of you all at this awful time with the most recent announcement from the PM. Christmas won't be [...]
Poetry Mondays – Thankful by Mandy Cidlik.
As it is Thanksgiving this week, I thought I would pick a poem centred around this. Be kind, always. Thankful No ghosts or goblins and trick-or-treats, No candy or flowers for your sweets. No gifts to buy or presents to give, Just be THANKFUL for the life that you live. [...]