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 [...]
The Starling; A Master Mimicker and Murmurator Extraordinaire.
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 [...]
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth.
One of the most famous poems of Spring from the gorgeous Lake District. Image from Canva. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, [...]
Did you do the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?
Image from RSPB Last weekend was the UK's largest citizen science project - the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. For the 42nd time, thousands of brits up and down the country took up their binoculars, put the kettle on and spent 1 hour identifying and counting all the species of birds in their chosen area, be [...]
Poetry Mondays – The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The Brook. I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sallyAnd sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges,By twenty thorpes, a little town, And half a hundred bridges. Till last by Philip's farm I flow To [...]
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 [...]
Winter Tasks You Can Do For Wildlife In Your Garden.
Image from canva.com Hello everyone. Today I am going to be listing small tasks you can do in the winter to help wildlife in your garden. Winter is the hardest times of year, it is brutal for our wildlife. The cold, lack of food and water can really take its toll so, it is so [...]
An Interview with Bird’s Bees Hotels.
Hello everyone! How are we all doing? In this post I am interviewing the amazing Megan from Bird's Bees who runs a fantastic small business. Hope you enjoy. The lovely Megan and companion from Bird's Bees. Image from Bird's Bees. Hello Megan, please introduce yourself and your amazing bee friendly business. Hello everyone I'm Meg, [...]