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Saturday Snaps

I found some photographs we took on a visit to a farm with some of my little cousins. I remember how they were excited they were because the animals were eating food right out of their hands – tickling their palms with their rough tongues.

The memories photos bring back are powerful. I can’t wait for things to open up enough for us all to be able to get together again and make trips to places like farms and zoos. These are amazing opportunities for children especially to learn so much about our planet and all the creatures we share it with.

Five For Friday

Sometimes it feels as if the weeks are flying by this year. It is Friday again and time for me to share with you some of the highlights of the many brilliant posts that appeared in my WP Reader this week. There was so much to warm the heart, and inspire me. I am sure you will feel the same way too!

DEB EVANS – Have You Thanked A Nurse Today?

Nurse, Heart, Pulse, Stethoscope

This week we had International Nurses Day. How our appreciation for nurses has deepened during the Pandemic. Deb also shares with us some of the history connected with perhaps the most famous nurse of all time – Florence Nightingale. I loved her post.

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FRAN – The Sunday Edition – 1. Tonight We Fly! Checklists! London Baby, We Made It

Green Park, London, Uk, England, Park

I loved reading the account of Fran and her family embarking on an adventure! I am a Londoner Fran and I was reading this, totally excited for all of you – and wishing you an incredible time in your travels!

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LAURA AND BRETT – Staying Healthy: Eating And Exercise (5/2 – 5/8)

Vegetable Skewer, Paprika, Tomato

I have to admit, I seem to spend a lot of time looking at foodie posts. Why is that? It makes me so hungry. I loved the photos in Laura and Brett’s post this week. Am I reading this right – were all those delicious dishes under 400 calories? Desperate to get an invite to their dinner table!!

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SIMON – Blog: A Year On Woodhouse Washlands

Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Sunrise

It is a long time since I was in Yorkshire, but I remember it as a massive contrast to London. There seemed to be an endless sea of green undulating with hedges and trees, dry-stone walls, and animals I had never seen before (animals never seen in Clapham!) I loved reading Simon’s account of the changes that occurred throughout the year. I wanted to be there walking through those dales myself.

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SHELLEY FALLOWS – Bird Song And Blue Bells

Bluebells, Bluebell, Blue, Spring, Plant

This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is nature. Shelley made my day with this post. She shared a short video of her journey to work, were she seemed to be passing through a magical forest, with carpets of bluebells and sweet birdsong. Thanks Shelley for such a beautiful share!

Tuesday News

This week I enjoyed a report about a team from a hospital in Cardiff. They explained how much energy is consumed by the equipment used to cared for Covid-19 patients in an Intensive Care Unit.

To contribute to our environment they have been out in the countryside planting one thousand trees and are hoping others will follow suit.

You can watch a report about the team doing this on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56944931

I really felt for one of the guys who explained how intense it has been for him working in the hospital for long hours throughout the Pandemic. It was clear he appreciated the chance to be out with nature and was so glad to be able to do a little towards helping our climate and the natural world around us.

Tuesday News

I am sorry this post did not go live last night. That was my fault for messing up my scheduling. But I promise you it is worth the wait.

This is not only good news, this is just about the cutest news I have seen this month. We are returning to the animal kingdom to cheer us up (because sometimes people seem to mean more bad news than good) and this week’s TUESDAY NEWS comes from Bristol.

Have you heard of a mouse deer before? These little creatures look like the most adorable animals. I could easily fall in love with those eyes! Last week a baby mouse deer was born over at Bristol zoo and it is not much taller than a pencil!

Please read this gorgeous report all about this sweet little baby:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-56841632

I love that it enjoys eating sweet potato. Oh my! I am seriously in love with this little baby.

What a wonderful planet we live on and share with a spectacular array of creatures. How much joy we have ahead of us, once this earth is swept clean of greed and corruption.

Tuesday News

Have you heard of Wiggle, Taz and Alfred? This week they made the headlines as possible the sweetest group of friends that have bonded with each other:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-56540936

In another week of news that shows seems to show the global political economic system is a like a ship that has struck an iceberg and is slowly sinking (or a ship stuck on a sandbank in the Suez canal)…it is great to have reminders that soon all creatures on earth will live in harmony.

Tuesday News

I found a report that made me smile a lot this week It is all about an albatross named “Wisdom”. This is a special albatross!

Apparently, the life span of a Laysan albatross is between twelve and forty years. But researchers know that Wisdom is at least seventy years old because they have been tracking her since 1956.

Well – celebrations are in order because she recently gave birth (I think the term is hatched an egg technically) to a chick! She’s a mother-bird! She is in fact the oldest known wild bird and she has had another chick!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56281983

CONGRATULATIONS WISDOM!

Saturday Snaps

It is too long since we have been there, but one of my favourite places in the whole of England is in the Lake Distract. My legs ached from all the walking we did, but all the pain was worth it for the views.

I don’t have enough photos from our trips. Probably because I was so shattered by the time we reached the top of the Peaks, I could not even hold my camera up.

The Return Of Spring

I had a couple of days off this week, and because the weather was mild, I went for a long walk. It felt good. There were so many signs of spring. It’s amazing the way it lifts your heart and makes you feel more alive.

Winter is passing away and the new season is ahead. Time for life to return. I will be so glad when the clocks go forward and the evenings are longer.

Tuesday News

I had a lot of good news to choose from for this week’s Tuesday News. There were so many reports on animals frolicking in the snow and coming to the rescue in various lands. But in the end I chose an article more local to these shores.

This news is from up in Scotland. It is about the relocation of Golden Eagles chicks from the Scottish Highlands over to Dumfries and Galloway:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-56153883

Apparently they are so excited about the potential boost to the numbers of Golden Eagles in the south of Scotland, they are even planning a festival for them.

These are magnificent birds, and it is always good news to hear of wildlife flourishing.

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