Tag Archive | Nature

Reflection on a whole year of blogging

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It has now been a whole year since I began blogging.  In fact just over a year. Where has that year gone?  Time certainly flies as you get older! Continue reading

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Unlock the Mind

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I decided to join up with the Writing 101 course to help develop my skills in blogging.  I want to learn a bit more, want to improve on my writing skills and share my work with like minded others.  Due to being busy I have only just read the first email that came through from Writing 101 and it was about free writing for 20 minutes.  Mind block already.  Continue reading

Happy Easter

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This picture reminds me of my house rabbit, Slippers!

I have had a lovely Easter with my family.   Started off out in the garden just before 8 this morning.  Managed to weed part of a very weedy border.   Wrecked myself in the process, however it was definitely worth it.  This part has only been glanced over the last few years as I usually start the other end of the border and by the time I reach this section I am usually exhausted.  So it was nice to really get into it and give it a good gut out – couch grass is such a pain, not half as much as mare’s tail which tends to invade my vegetable area.  Whilst I was weeding, slowly moving around on a chair, my hubby was finishing cat proofing my raised veggie beds. 
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Monday’s Minions – Spring is round the corner!

Spring seems a long time coming this year however I think it is well under way.

The birds are definitely more vocal in the mornings when I leave for work and it is such a pleasure to hear them.  I can’t wait until the thrush comes back to sing in the hawthorn tree.  He sings some beautiful songs.  Continue reading

MAN OVERBOARD – Oh it’s OK, it’s just a rubber duck! Or is it a Lego Octopus!

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Over the last few week’s I have been following a Facebook Page about Lego lost at sea and the places that it has washed ashore.  The Lego pieces were being carried by the Tokyo Express, which was hit by a huge wave, washing 62 containers overboard, 20 miles off the Cornish coast in 1997 – 18 years ago.  This resulted in nearly 5 million Lego pieces, that were being shipped to New York, falling into the sea!  Ironically the pieces that were lost at sea were mainly of a sea theme – such things as oars, air tanks and scuba gear (97,500), octopus (4,200), life rafts, flippers (418,000), ships rigging (26,400), life preservers (26,600)… along with 33,000 dragons, 353,000 daisys, plus some other bits and pieces of Lego. Now these pieces have slowly been coming ashore at different places across the world and there have been recent finds (i.e. as at the beginning of March 2015) in France, the Channel Islands, Netherlands, the USA, as well as along the coast of Cornwall.  There has even been a report of a flipper, believed to have been from the Tokyo Express, found in Melbourne!  Continue reading

Alaska: Earth’s Frozen Kingdom (and the Circle of Life)

I was watching a programme on BBC this evening feeling very sorry for myself as all the office germs have finally caught up with me.  Actually that’s a bit of a lie, I wasn’t feeling very sorry for myself, maybe just a little bit.  I am just very uncomfortable, full of a head cold and the general aches and pains you get with such germs – all this on top of my “normal” medical issues, which when added together means that I eventually “fall over” when others with a heavy cold would be able to carry on.    Continue reading