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Who hath desired the Sea?

Bright, winter sunshine is a precious commodity and ought to be cherished. So when, one Saturday morning, I twitched back the curtains and drenched the bedroom with icy-pale light, I felt the effects of last night’s Guinness recede under a keenness to be by the sea. 413 more words


If you go down to the woods today... by *Psycho Delia*

You might get blown away!

It is not as wild here as in some parts of the UK, but it’s bad enough!

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A day out to... Formby Beach

Morning everyone! Just a quick post today to share some photos that I took on our trip to Formby beach last Sunday. It was a gloriously sunny day and the beach was full of fellow dog walkers. 61 more words


Red squirrel recovery

Following recent positive reports about red squirrels in the north of England, we revisit the story of the red squirrels at Formby. Countryside Manager Andrew Brockbank charts a challenging few years for the red squirrels on this stretch of the Sefton coast in Lancashire. 368 more words


Magic. And a wish. A true story for this Christmas season

Woollen shawls are clasped tightly around ample bosoms by hands in fingerless gloves. Stout women, dressed up for this festive ‘Dickens’ day, seem to suit Victorian costume. 819 more words